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As the world navigates through the complexities of dealing with the coronavirus issue, please be aware that the Church of God takes very seriously the health of all our ministers, employees, and church attenders. It is our plan to assure that every possible consideration and precaution is taken. This page, provided by Church of God Communications, contains information and links to resources that can help your church and church related events navigate the proper procedures to maintain safe environments.

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SBA Provides for Direct Forgiveness of PPP Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced this week that they are making available a new “PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal” to will allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans...

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Covid-19: Priority Report

The highly complicated, detailed, and strenuous process of coming to a decision to postpone the 78th International General Assembly because of the Covid-19 pandemic was a history-making event in the Church of God. To preserve that history, a 28-page publication has been released which explores the process, timeline, historical precedence, and authority granted by the Minutes to arrive at the decision to postpone.

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Secure Church Safety Program

Our friend and church security/safety expert, Tim Miller with Secure Church, has produced the attached 8-minute video dealing with the issue of protests against churches. In a time when churches are the subject of protest for a variety of reasons, including re-opening during the current COVID-19 pandemic, it would be a wise investment of time for every pastor to watch this informative video on how to handle potential protests.

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CDC ISSUES CHURCH GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING

During an afternoon press conference, President Donald J. Trump designated all houses of worship as “essential places that provide essential services” and called on churches to be opened across the country, regardless of...

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Ministerial Housing Allowance Determined to be “Payroll Costs”

Since the passage of the CARES Act on March 27, 2020, there has been much debate concerning whether ministerial housing allowance could be included as a part of “payroll costs.” Initially, the Small Business Administration...

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Opening Up Our Churches After Coronavirus - An Early View

The patterns that are forming and that will be carried out in church involvement now certainly are fluid and will vary significantly from place to place. An important question now is: “Where do you live?” Each state has its own set of guidelines and...

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5 Things you need to know about digital giving

COVID-19 has completely disrupted the way we approach church. That’s not new information anymore. For the last several weeks, as social distancing has become a way of life, you’ve had to face some tough questions...

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Dedicated to Sustain, Devoted to Strengthen, Determined to Secure

I have been asked, “What will the Church of God International Offices do to stand with and assist the local church and its pastor as we move through the Covid-19 crisis?” Specifically, I have been asked if it is possible to...

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the church has left the building

After this past Sunday, there is no doubt that the church has left the building. While some churches had canceled services the previous week, on March 22 most Church of God buildings across the country were dark, with the exception of the pastor preaching to empty pews, and to...

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Should We Have Church Services?

“Should we have church services this week?” In the church “world,” there is probably no question that is being asked more often than that single question. While there is no easy answer, I think...

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Covid-19 livestream roundtable

Dr. Tim Hill hosted a Facebook live roundtable with special guests to give practical advice and share resources on how churches can effectively respond to the Covid-19 Outbreak...

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Covid-19 Response Steps for a Confirmed Case In Your Church

This resource includes a step by step checklist for addressing a confirmed case of the Corona virus in your church. Also included is a sample letter you can use to inform the congregation.