Archive: March, 2020

IMB recommends mission volunteers postpone travel

In light of the continuing global expansion of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus), the International Mission Board's coronavirus task force and senior leadership recommend that mission volunteers from U.S. churches postpone international mission-trip travel through April 30.

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Gateway Seminary Coronavirus update

...from March 16 through March 29, 2020 we will deliver all face-to-face classes by video access, through alternative assignments by the professor, or class sessions may be canceled by the professor. There will be no face-to-face class meetings during this time. Online classes will continue as planned.

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GuideStone statement on COVID-19

For participants in GuideStone's health plans, including both HSA-qualified High Deductible Health Plans and Secure Health, GuideStone will waive costs for physician-ordered diagnostic testing for the novel coronavirus. Additionally, a COVID-19 diagnosis that required a participant to miss work would be covered if a participant has short- or long-term disability coverage from GuideStone through Unum.

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Churches respond to needs in COVID-19 crisis

With many families unable to maintain proper childcare in light of schools shutting down, college students without a place to live and insecure communities without essential household items, churches are stepping in to bring practical aid.

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Churches worshiped online, onsite in COVID-19 pandemic

In the ever changing COVID-19 pandemic, churches are increasingly moving to online services only, referencing safety and love for their congregations, and a desire to respect governmental authorities.

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Sheltered in place under COVID-19, Calif. pastor on standby at church

Living under a shelter-in-place order in San Francisco to control the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Pastor Paul Kam Li is on standby at Chinese Grace Baptist Church, just in case someone unaware of the order stops by for help.

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