Administration and Stewardship

We are eternally grateful for the numerous organizations that are working to provide the most accurate and current resources to assist churches during this time. We will do our best to help direct you to these resources as they become available.

The audio of the webinar from Tuesday, March 31 is available here.

Aid for Church Leaders with Management Decisions

Christianity Today provides the following resources to help navigate this time of change and uncertainty, Church Law & Tax has assembled a variety of new and existing content to aid church leaders with management decisions. On our growing collection page of coronavirus coverage you’ll find the following:

CARES ACT - PAYROLL PROTECTION PLAN (PPP)

The purpose of the PPP is to provide funds to help employers retain as many of their employees as possible during this economic crisis.

 

The PPP final application is now available.  If you believe this is a helpful option for you, it is IMPERATIVE that you prepare your documents so you can apply on Friday, April 3.

 

In the interim:

  • Visit the Vanderbloemen website at https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/details-of-care-act

    • Register with Vanderbloemen so you stay current on the topic.

    • View the webinars to gain an understanding of the program, download PPT slides, and other resources.  These are  “must-see” for every church.

    • Download and complete the spreadsheet to calculate CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Loan.

    • Once opened, select ‘File’, ‘Download’, ‘Microsoft Exe’

    • Calculate Full-Time Employee (FTEs) equivalents

  • Because you will apply for the PPP loan through your local banking institution, reach out to them and let them know you want to participate in the PPP loan.  If they are not a SBA 7(a) lender, please view the list to see what other institution can assist you.   

    • You WILL NOT apply for the PPP loan through the SBA, but through your local bank.

 

  • Inquire about what you can do now to prepare for the application process.  Here is a Preparation Checklist from our Bank—PNC. 

Church Online Giving Options

In viewing the websites of many of our churches, we see that churches are providing various ways for their congregants to continue their worship through their giving.  Some of the ways include text-to-give, “Bill-Pay” through your bank, personal check, church website, CashApp, and PayPal.

Outreach provides the 5 of the Best Church Online Giving Platforms.

eGIVING ASSISTANCE

The Convention is offering eGiving assistance as a “stop-gap” to its member congregations. If you do not have eGiving established as a means for your congregants to contribute during the closure of your church, you can use DCBC’s system to do so. Setup can be completed within 24 hours. If you are interested and would like additional information, please email info@dcbaptist.org.

The COVID-19 Stimulus Packages and Houses of Worship

….BJC guards our religious liberty legacy carefully and zealously. That includes working to uphold constitutional standards that reflect religion’s unique place in our constitutional order. In general, the U.S. Constitution’s No Establishment Clause prohibits the government from funding religious activity. While we support government partnerships with religious entities that are designed with safeguards in place to protect religious liberty, BJC has consistently argued that direct government funding of churches threatens to violate that constitutional rule….Click here to read the full article.

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