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Most GA Pastors Don’t Want to ‘put God to a foolish test’ by Reopening

Although Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has given churches the ok to reopen, many pastors are choosing to remain online-only for the near future. Some go so far as to call Kemp's decision "reckless and irresponsible."
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Jim Bakker Needs Your Money, but Only If It’s Cash or Check

Jim Bakker is asking people to send him money so that his ministry does not go bankrupt. He emphasized people should send the money by cash or check since credit card companies are now refusing to do business with him.
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Care With a Prayer Matches Pray-ers With Health Care Workers

A group of Israeli women have launched Care With a Prayer, an initiative to match those inclined to pray with those in need of extra prayer right now: the masked heroes we call health care workers.
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Embattled Pastor Arrested for Aggravated Assault

Pastor Tony Spell of Life Tabernacle Church in Louisiana has been arrested, but not because he is repeatedly defying the governor’s ban on gathering in groups of more than 50 people.
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Benjamin Watson Wants You to Know About $3,000 Church Grants

Could your church use a $3,000 grant? Could your church help another church in need? Former NFL tight end Benjamin Watson is using his platform to help spread the word about the Churches Helping Church Initiative.
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Candace Cameron Bure, Kirk Cameron Host Star-Studded ’Hope Rising’ Benefit Concert for COVID-19 Relief

While Candace Cameron Bure and Kirk Cameron say they’ve enjoyed benefit concerts in the last few weeks, the siblings wished the performances had included contemporary Christian artists.
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Gov. Abbott Talks About the Crisis That Led to a Deeper Faith in Christ

Texas Governor Greg Abbott encouraged viewers to “put your faith in God,” in his interview with Pastor Jack Graham during a Prestonwood Baptist online worship service.
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Watch: #TheQuarantineShake Challenge by Rick Warren and Saddleback Kids

“I doubt that anyone would guess that a pastor wrote this!” RIck Warren says of his Quarantine S.H.A.K.E song. The song and accompanying dance moves was made into a video with the help of the Saddleback Kids ministry.
8 Icebreakers for Online Groups

8 Icebreakers for Online Groups

How can you, as a leader, be proactive and set the tone for an engaging meeting? You need icebreakers for online groups. Here are four icebreaker questions and four icebreaker games to get everyone settled in for a great online gathering.
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Cyber-Crooks Working Overtime With New COVID-19 Scams

Cybercriminals exploiting natural disasters or tragic events is nothing new. We’ve witnessed attackers take full advantage of 9/11 and hurricane Katrina. However, with the...
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The Story Behind a Pastor’s Wife’s ‘Viral’ Easter Poem

“Maybe this will be the year that people realize that Easter doesn’t come from a store,” Kristi Bothur says.
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Easter Churchgoers Defy KY In-Person Ban, Sue Governor

Kentuckians who attended in-person church services on Easter had been warned: State police officers would be writing down license plate numbers and issuing self-quarantine orders to anyone who violated a ban on mass gatherings ordered by Governor Andy Beshear.
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WATCH the Social Distancing Version of ‘Still Rolling Stones’

Watch Christian musician Lauren Daigle perform her hit song 'Still Rolling Stones' while practicing social distancing with her bandmates.

Stop Blaming God for the Coronavirus

Why does God allow the coronavirus to exist, to spread, to kill? Fundamentally, there is a truth that lies at the root of the answer to that question: Our relationship with nature is broken.
It's Ok to Fear Coronavirus

It’s Ok to Fear Coronavirus

We find ourselves in a time of unprecedented trouble. Faced with a global pandemic, we need to take a moment to think biblically about our response to COVID-19.
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Justice Department Sides With Small MS Church Over Drive-in Feud

Attorney General William Barr indicates the crux of the reason he found fault with the city’s actions is that they didn’t enforce their policy “evenhandedly” and singled out the church over other institutions in the city.
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Church Mourns Loss of Pastor Who Rejected Social Distancing

The pastor of New Deliverance Evangelistic Church had said he would keep preaching in person unless he were “in jail or in the hospital.” But the church is now mourning his death due to complications from Covid-19.
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6 Tips for Singles During Quarantine

That’s great for those who have a babymaking pard’ner, but what about us single folk? What about those of us cooped up with our roommates like me, or worse, all alone? There are 6 tips for singles during quarantine that just might help you get through this season.
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Mobilizing Teenagers (Even in a Pandemic) to Lead a Movement

Not only is youth ministry possible during this pandemic, says Dare 2 Share founder Greg Stier, but youth workers can unleash teenagers to be part of a massive global awakening.
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4 Steps to Equip Your Church to Be Good Neighbors During COVID-19 and Beyond

Good neighbors doing good works leads to goodwill which opens the door for the Good News!
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Community Reels from Murder of Father, Pastor-in-Training

Kevin Wheeler, Jr., was the dean of students at Triumph Middle School in Harper Woods (a suburban city that borders Detroit) and is remembered as someone who oriented his life around helping others. 

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Jeff Reed: Actually, Digital Church Is All About Relationships

You might think of digital church as being impersonal. But Jeff Reed says, "The strength of online church is relationships."