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National Neighbors Helping Neighbors Movement Launches Amid Coronavirus Crisis

“It is our hope that people across the country will rise up in safe and helpful ways to assist those nearest to them."
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Mom Creates ‘COVID-19 Time Capsule’ Worksheets for Families During Pandemic

“Everyone is going to talk about it. You know, ‘what grade were you in when you couldn’t go to school?,’ that sort of thing. And their kids are going to ask them,” Natalie Long says. This creative mother has created a set of time capsule worksheets to help parents and kids memorialize this unusual time.
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Even If They Can, Most KS Churches Won’t Meet for Easter

The Governor of Kansas faced the equivalent of a hand slap when a group of Republican lawmakers overturned her decision to place 10-person limits on houses of worship, effectively asking them to close just before Easter.
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Pandemic Linked to Surge in Domestic Violence, Suicide

Requiring people to shelter in social isolation might be a necessary measure in order to stop the spread of Covid-19, but a side effect for many is that it increases the danger they are in.
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CCP to Christians: No Streaming—And Watch Out What You Say Online

Pastors in China who attempt to stream their services are finding themselves censored, their connections disrupted, and authorities are closely monitoring how Christians interact online. 
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Joel Osteen Leans on Celebrity to Step Easter 2020 ‘up a notch’

Easter 2020 at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church is going to be star-studded. In an effort to "step it up a notch," Osteen invited Mariah Carey, Kanye West, and Tyler Perry to make Lakewood's Easter one to remember.
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What If God Doesn’t Want Us to Go Back to ‘Church, Life as Usual’?

Francis Chan urged those watching that now is the time to repent and to consider that perhaps when all of this is over we shouldn’t get back to “church as usual, life as usual.”
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Kara Powell: This Is What Young People Need from Adults Right Now

“This is an anxious season," says Dr. Kara Powell, and there is a good chance social isolation will foster depression and suicidal ideation in our youth. Here is what you need to know to help the young people in your life.
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Social Distancing: When St. Paul Faced Isolation to Love a Sick Friend

St. Paul made a hard decision: he chose to send away his one friend and companion in his own moment of difficulty. He chose to be alone, and to cut himself off from a lifeline of material, social, and emotional support
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Paycheck Protection for Pastors: What You Need to Know

Paycheck Protection Program loans can be used for paying employee wages, benefits, and retirement funds. In a clarifying statement, the White House said churches and other religious organizations are eligible for these loans.
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Pastors Share How They Are Leading During Crisis

A panel of Christian pastors share what they are doing to help their church members navigate this unprecedented time.
The Church After the Coronavirus

The Church After the Coronavirus

There is another significant issue we must begin addressing—namely, how can the church best prepare for church after the coronavirus? here are five things to consider.
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This Is What Palm Sunday 2020 Looked Like

Between "Palm Parades" in cars to Pope Francis conducting Mass to an empty basilica, Palm Sunday 2020 looked unlike any other. These are some of the creative ways the faithful managed to observe the start of Holy Week.
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Pastors Pray for Pastors As Holy Week Begins

Rick and Kay Warren hosted an online global prayer gathering this morning. Church leaders representing all seven continents prayed for pastors across the world, who are facing an Easter unlike any other in history.
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The Dark Side of Zoom: FBI Warns Parents of Attacks on New Virtual Classrooms

Federal officials are warning Zoom users this week after increased reports of hackers pose a privacy and security threat to users across the country--especially those using the platform as a virtual classroom.
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C.S. Lewis and COVID-19

This C.S. Lewis quote shows us that living in fear, no matter the age in which we live, is no way to live. It only cheapens the already short life we have and the way it is meant to be lived in light of eternity.
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Top Pick for Easter at Home 2020: Easterrific Faith Adventure

This colorful, action-packed resource for Easter at Home will provide parents with fun, easy-to-do activities that create meaningful connections with each other and memorable encounters with Jesus.
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5 Ways to Help Your Kids Worship Through Livestream

For many families, the shift of churches to livestream worship presents a great opportunity to teach younger children how to sit through a worship service.
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8 Strong Coronavirus Sermons You Can Preach

In partnership with SermonCentral, here are eight strong coronavirus sermons. Each provides perspective, inspiration, challenge, and hope. Perhaps a specific coronavirus sermon will inspire and equip you as you seek to speak the Word of God in this unprecedented time.
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Pastor Blames Church Closing on ‘Tyrannical Government’

Despite Governor DeSantis's new order classifying church as an "essential" service, Florida Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne says his church is now closed because of death threats and antagonism from the sheriff's office.
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She Put Her Pro Ball Career on Hold for Ministry. Now...

Maya Moore stunned the sports world in February 2019 by announcing she was taking a break from basketball. “My focus,” she said, “will instead be...on investing my time in some ministry dreams that have been stirring in my heart for many years.” Now she has seen one of those dreams fulfilled.

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Carlos Whittaker: Are You Living ‘Life to the Full’ with Jesus?

“I just feel like so many Christians have given up," says Carlos Whittaker, "and I don’t think that Jesus Christ died on the cross so we can cope.”