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News – COVID-19

LifeWay CEO Ben Mandrell cited a steep and steady decline of sales since mid-March, as well as uncertainty in the ability to host camps and events this summer as reasons for [implementing a series of budgetary freezes cutbacks and staff reductions.]

In light of the urgent needs in our nation, we are asking you to join us in 7 Days of Prayer and Fasting on May 1-7. The last day will culminate on the National Day of Prayer, uniting us with millions of people across the nation in prayer. Our prayer focus for these 7 days…

A volunteer at a Los Angeles church’s drive-thru food bank died April 17 after being struck by a ministry client’s vehicle.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortages have yielded an opportunity for one Riverside church to share the love of Christ with health care workers and emergency personnel.

Gateway Seminary has received a $250,000 gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The gift is intended to assist with student scholarships

“Kingdom Men Calling,” streaming concurrently on the LifeWay Men and Tony Evans Facebook pages at 8 p.m. CDT Friday (April 10).

LifeWay Christian Resources announced that FUGE, StudentLife, Student Life for Kids and CentriKid camps, as well as World Changers projects scheduled for June have been canceled due to concerns stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak.

The mission of your church hasn’t changed either. But changing times call for changing strategies. Your old methods, ministries and meetings aren’t equipped to lead you through this current crisis. (This isn’t your fault: Ours weren’t either. No one’s were.)

Our Southern Baptist churches — pastors, church staff, laypeople and missionaries, as well as the employees of our local associations, state conventions and national entities — have an opportunity to come together at 12 p.m. CDT on Good Friday (April 10) for a concentrated time of prayer.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued an FAQ document for faith-based organizations reiterating that they are eligible to receive SBA loans through the Payroll Protection Program (PPP).