Online Giving — Regathering Part II: Leadership Toolkit
Our leadership toolkit aims to help you think through ways to navigate this season of ministry with an eye on the next. Perhaps before COVID-19 your only method for giving was passing an offering plate during Sunday morning worship services, but now you have been forced to find new ways to make giving available to your people. The thriving congregation of tomorrow will offer multiple avenues for effective giving to God in and through the local church.
Mail-In Giving Q & A
Giving through the mail can be a powerful method for many churches. It’s important to have multiple methods of giving even beyond the COVID-19 season. Most every church, no matter the size or location, can benefit from utilizing this kind of giving method.
Pastoral Principles on COVID-19 and Church Giving
If your church is like most churches, you relied on the ability to gather face to face as your method to collect tithes and offerings. The pandemic eliminated this method almost overnight, leaving many pastors hanging. Other churches have multiple methods, yet still find it awkward to ask for online giving.
Generosity by LifeWay
During this unique and challenging season due to the rising concerns of Covid-19 Generosity by LifeWay is opening its digital giving platform to all churches immediately.
– No setup or monthly subscription fees
– No technology or website experience needed
– All that is needed is a small bit of information like church name, address, bank account number, etc.
Budget (re)Planning Tool
As you are reengaging for worship, or planning to reengage, you may also be exploring financial/budget (re)Planning. This resource can help you as you replan your budget for the balance of 2020 as well as consider 2021 budget planning.
Ministry Amid COVID-19
A guide on what the church should be doing Now, preparing to do Next, and looking to do Beyond the COVID Crisis.
Market and Leadership in Turbulent Times
Bart McDonald and Britt Harris discuss the markets and leadership in crisis.
Since 1918, GuideStone® has been committed to “serving those who serve the Lord®,” and that is more important to them than ever right now. To help you walk through these uncharted waters when they know money may be tight, they’ve compiled a list of FREE resources to help keep your life and ministry moving forward.
As churches in Texas face diminished giving during the time their congregations cannot meet face to face, the CARES Act, a federal stimulus effort, includes provisions to support some payroll costs for small businesses, as well as churches and other not for profits. Several religious institutions, including churches have expressed interest in accessing this help.
Each autonomous church will need to consider its participation in this program according to its own judgment, needs and resources. SBTC provides CARES Act information as a service to assist churches as they make the right decisions for their own ministries.
Q&A: How churches, pastors are eligible for relief in stimulus package
DALLAS (BP) — The COVID-19 Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package signed into law today (March 27) by President Trump will provide potential relief for churches and pastors, thanks to efforts by the Church Alliance, a national coalition of large and historic church benefit boards, including GuideStone, and Southern Baptist partners to ensure churches and pastors have the same options as small businesses and self-employed individuals attempting to financially weather the economic turmoil wrought by COVID-19.
Religious liberty concerns resolved for churches to receive CARES Act stimulus funds
NASHVILLE (BP) – An Interim Final Rule published by the U.S. Small Business Administration provides assurance that churches and other ministries are in fact eligible to receive loans as part of a massive financial stimulus bill passed last week by Congress, and that those faith-based nonprofits will not face potential conflict with religious liberty protections.
Religious freedom and the SBA Paycheck Protection Program
This week, as the Small Business Administration (SBA) launched the $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to aid small businesses, nonprofits, and houses of worship, a few lingering questions remained in terms of how the SBA’s normal requirements for its loans would apply to faith-based nonprofits and houses of worship.
The CARES Act and Your Church
Jonathan Howe (Baptist Press) and Harold Loftin (GuideStone)
COVID Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package makes churches eligible for relief.
The COVID-19 Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package signed into law today by President Trump will provide potential relief for churches and pastors, thanks to efforts by the Church Alliance, a national coalition of large and historic church benefit boards, including GuideStone®, and Southern Baptist partners to ensure churches and pastors have the same options as small businesses and self-employed individuals attempting to financially weather the economic turmoil wrought by COVID-19.