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13 People from AL Church Stuck in Bethlehem Coronavirus Lockdown

A group from a church in Alabama is quarantined in a Bethlehem hotel after Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas declared a state of emergency Thursday.

Craig Groeschel Is Quarantined, But Healthy

Craig Groeschel and Bobby Gruenewald, pastors at Life.Church, have been quarantined due to being exposed to the coronavirus while attending a leadership conference in Germany.
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When the Coronavirus Comes to Church: Are You Prepared?

As the coronavirus continues to spread outside of the epicenter in China, churches in the United States would be wise to prepare for a potential outbreak by educating themselves about coronavirus prevention.
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Lee Man-hee Accused of Willful Negligence in Coronavirus Spread

Lee Man-hee continues to deny responsibility for the outbreak and says his church is cooperating with the government. If convicted, the 88-year-old self-proclaimed messiah could face up to two years in prison.

Israel Could Be ‘Weeks’ from Coronavirus Vaccine

Although the World Health Organization (WHO) has said a coronavirus vaccine could be up to 18 months away, researchers in Israel say they’re “a few weeks” from having a vaccine ready for testing.

Shincheonji Cult Church at Heart of Coronavirus in Korea

Health officials say more than 60% of South Korea’s 977 confirmed cases involve members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, which is led by self-proclaimed messiah Lee Man-hee.
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This Is How Asian Churches Are Preventing the Spread of Covid-19

Asian churches are taking numerous precautions as they strive to contain the coronavirus. From temperature screening to limiting singing during services to suspending services, these churches have had to alter their worship patterns significantly.

Pastor in Singapore Tests Positive for Covid-19

Pastor Wilson Teo of Grace Assembly of God in Singapore has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, dubbed Covid-19 by the World Health Organization.

Wuhan Pastor: The Coronavirus Fight Is Also a Spiritual Battle

A pastor from Wuhan, the city in Hubei province, China, where the Coronavirus originated, has written an extensive letter asking people for prayer.

The Coronavirus, Youth Ministry and Evangelism

The topic of death is on the minds of a lot of teenagers right now, thanks to the untimely death of Kobe Bryant and the coronavirus. If you're a youth leader, you might want to consider this for your sermon on Sunday.

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What Church Leaders Need to Know About the CARES Act

$350 billion is a lot of money but can’t help all of America’s 5.8 million small businesses. Sutton Turner of Vanderbloemen urges churches and nonprofits to prepare their applications quickly, before funds run out.

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Daniel Grothe: Who Are the 80-Year-Olds You Want to Be Like?

"There is a constellation of sages," says Daniel Grothe, "that the Lord will situate around all of our lives.” But like wisdom in the Bible, these wise men and women have to be pursued.