As the pandemic continues to rage on in America, many churches have been forced to continue with virtual programming for Sunday services. While some churches have chosen to defy lockdown orders and sp… The last online service featuring Pastor Charles Stanley informed believers that Pastor Stanley had just celebrated his 88th birthday as a retirement. Serving for 8 years, Pastor Stanley sends out lov… John MacArthur's Grace Community Church in Sun Valley was once again notified to wear masks with proper in-person service social distancing. The church has been holding in-person service for about 2 m… As flooding damaged the school of Buckeye Local South Elementary and prevented students from attending, St. Joseph Church opened their doors to help. "It looks like we are going to be able to move … Regarding the wildfire in California, many residents have lost their homes due to a sudden evacuation. California Pastor, from Santa Cruz, receives a phone call from the associate pastor in the mornin…
According to a national pastor panel, pastors are certain their church will survive the crisis. This national pastor panel was initiated by Barna Group, a leading research organization focused on the intersection of faith and culture.
5 Cases That Successfully Defended Religious Freedom Against Government Intervention During COVID-19
Many cases arose during the pandemic in which freedom was taken away by the government. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has successfully defended the freedom of Christians. Here are five victories that have been published by ADF Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis recently published the plan to permit parishes to reopen the services to the public masses and defy the state's "stay-home" order that forbids religious gathering of more than ten people. Hope Presbyterian Church with a 425-member congregation in north Austin, is among churches throughout the Synod of the Sun that is finding creative ways to make connections with their members and the people they serve during COVID-19, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. A Kentucky pastor, joined by at least 50 other churches for an online petition, urges religious leaders across the nation to "step up and roar" for the right for worship amid coronavirus restrictions over churches. The Central Bible Baptist Church in New York with around 40 members held a drive-in service and had to discontinue its worship after being threatened by the Massena Police Department that a fine of up to $1,000 would be imposed, on Friday challenged the claim that drive-in services violate Gov. Andr… 10 churches are suing Gov. Kate Brown for the COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home orders claiming it to be unconstitutional. A group of Oregon churches and individuals have asked a judge to rule that Gov.Kate Brown's social distancing order infringes over them due to the coronavirus pandemic are unconstitutional. Ken Braddy, the director of Sunday school for LifeWay Christian Resources and the author of several books, including "Breathing Life Into Sunday School" recently shared the Baptist News about 24 Questions that the churches must answer before welcoming people back.
COVID-19 Conversations: Online Attendance Is Balancing, While Financial Giving Continues to Trend Low
Barna recently reported findings of the church trending responses as they collected data from different churches to see how the church leaders and their congregations are faring in the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic. The results displayed a stable level of attendance for online services and the fina…