CARES Act: Resources for Churches & Nonprofits

On March 27th, 2020 President Trump signed into law the $2 trillion CARES Act, (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act).  The bill includes financial assistance to both 501(c)(3) organizations and small businesses with 500 or less employees through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  Churches and non-profit religious organizations are included in the PPP. In…

Scattering Church Emerges: Hope for the Church In Days of COVID-19

-By Eddie Hammett, church and clergy coach for CBFNC The biblical model of church has included a ‘gathered’ community (ecclesia) and a ‘scattered,’ dispersed (diaspora) community from the beginning.  Much of recent church history has focused on the assembled, ‘gathered’ community of faith that typically meets in an ‘institutional church.’ Such an arrangement has served…