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665K Ministry Jobs Covered by Paycheck Protection Program Funds
At least 11,500 Christian employers accepted $150,000 or more in government stimulus loans.
Christian Giving Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels
Most evangelical churches and ministries tightened budgets yet saw steady donations this spring.
When Not Helping Hurts
We’ve long preached sustainable development over handouts. The pandemic forces us to change our approach—for now.
Wrestling with the Financial Fallout of COVID-19
How individuals can rise to the pandemic’s challenges.
Called to Missions. Held Back by Student Loans.Subscriber Access Only
Rising debt stops many who would serve.
Here’s Why You Should Take the CARES Act: One-on-One with Marco Rubio
In a catastrophe like this, where literally no community in the country is unaffected, we wanted to make sure we took care of workers across various sectors.
Is It Manna from Heaven, Money from Washington, or Both?
Leaders consider stimulus loan options, and Christians rally to fund grants for struggling churches.
Christian Concert Booker at Fault in $3 Million Fraud
Court finds Lighthouse Events used ministry funds to repay expensive short-term loans instead.
ECFA Names New President
The former VP takes over following its 40th anniversary and record membership growth despite last year’s Harvest Bible Chapel controversy.
Houston Pastor Pleads Guilty in $3.5M Bond Fraud Scheme Targeting Elderly
Kirbyjon Caldwell has led the UMC’s biggest African American megachurch for decades.
Evangelical Giving Holds Steady Despite Tax Reform
Though far fewer Americans are writing off charitable donations, most ministries reported stable giving last year. Denominations saw the biggest decline.
The Christian Roots of the Fair Trade MovementSubscriber Access Only
Beneath the buzzwords around sustainability, transparency, and ethical sourcing we find something far more important than consumerism: Christ-centered love for our neighbors.
Pastors Don’t Do It For The Money, But Having Enough to Retire Would Be Nice
Bless Your Pastor campaign raises awareness around the financial strains of ministry.
Here Come the Skinny CowsSubscriber Access Only
Four reasons tithes and offerings are about to drop dramatically.
Church Planting Series: How Can Your Church Get Involved in Church Planting?
While planning is key, there are a variety of imaginative ways to begin.
The Righteous Gemstones Shines Its Satire on a Televangelist Empire
For Christians, is the irreverent, unrighteous HBO comedy a laughing matter?
How US Churches Cover Millions in Medical DebtSubscriber Access Only
A nonprofit helps even modestly sized congregations take on their neighbors’ unpaid bills.
The Turbulent Calling of Bivocational MinistrySubscriber Access Only
Three honest stories about its rewards and challenges.
8 Simple (but not easy) Rules for Movement: Part 4 - Live Off of Less
Leaders must continually evaluate what they can do without.
ECFA Faces Scrutiny Over Harvest Investigation
The delayed penalties for James MacDonald’s church have some evangelicals challenging the financial watchdog’s role and others defending it.

Top Story August 5, 2020

Why Many Christians Want to Leave Palestine. And Why Most Won’t.
Why Many Christians Want to Leave Palestine. And Why Most Won’t.
Survey of a thousand local believers finds majority desire a one-state solution, while few complain about religious freedom.
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