ACSI announced the release of data from its survey of Christian schools' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on reopening plans

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is pleased to announce the release of data from its second nationwide survey of Christian schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on reopening plans and the financial outlook for fall 2020. Nearly 550 Christian schools representing diverse geographic locations and…

9 out of 10 pastor in America under "financial pressure," and six out of 10 churches facing giving declines during the COVID 19 pandemic

WASHINGTON — With nine out of every 10 pastors in America under “financial pressure,” and six out of 10 churches facing giving declines during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) today launched its second annual Bless Your Pastor campaign (BlessYourPastor.org). Last year, thousands of churches received free grant-funded materials to help them…

Wycliffe Associates hopes to provide the tools, like Virtual Bible Translation Workshops, for 70 language groups to launch.

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, has developed a virtual rendition of its MAST (Mobilized Assistance Supporting Translation) methodology. MAST is a collaborative translation method that involves local churches as translation teams and builds on the natural…

A new two-dimensional national survey of U.S. adults commissioned by The Presidential Prayer Team, profiles the prayer life of Americans.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Since the advent of the Coronavirus crisis millions of Americans have addressed the fears and challenges raised by COVID-19 through prayer. As part of a new two-dimensional national survey of U.S. adults commissioned by The Presidential Prayer Team, a non-partisan, non-profit organization, profiles the prayer life of Americans. The survey of the…

A major new study reveals "an overwhelming majority" of donors don't expect COVID-19 will curtail their charitable giving for the rest of the year.

RALEIGH, NC — A major new study reveals “an overwhelming majority” of donors don’t expect COVID-19 will curtail their charitable giving for the rest of the year. But experts warned nonprofit organizations not to be complacent in their fundraising efforts, saying there will be “winners and losers” in the quest for donations. The comprehensive, nationwide…

As their nation remained under lockdown, GFA Bridge of Hope centers in India couldn’t hold the classes and activities they normally would

TAMIL NADU, INDIA — As their nation remained under lockdown, GFA Bridge of Hope centers in India couldn’t hold the classes and activities they normally would. However, they continued to bring much-needed help to students’ families and other members of their communities struggling for survival. With the approval of government authorities, Bridge of Hope staff…

This new edition of Bible Translation: An Introductory Course in Translation Principles will help greatly for training a new generation of Bible translators

CARY, NC — SIL International’s Academic Publishing group announces the highly anticipated release of Katharine Barnwell’s much-revered new Bible translation textbook. The updated and expanded fourth edition of this historic volume and classic among biblical scholars along with the new edition of the accompanying Teacher’s Manual have just been published. This new edition of Bible…

Faith-based organizations, such as churches and nonprofit ministries, must evolve the way they communicate to engage the "COVID generation"

CHARLOTTE, NC — Faith-based organizations, such as churches and nonprofit ministries, must evolve the way they communicate to engage the “COVID generation” — or risk becoming irrelevant, a leading communications agency said today. Many of America’s Christian organizations — churches, mission agencies, schools, rescue missions and other ministries — are looking for effective ways to…

Christians in Russia & the former Soviet Union distributed groceries to provide more than 1.5 million free meals to families facing hunger due to Covid 19

LOVES PARK, IL — The Slavic Gospel Association (SGA) helped Evangelical Christians in Russia and the former Soviet Union to provide more than 1.5 million free meals to families facing hunger due to COVID-19 — even surprising frontline healthcare workers with food packages and a message of God’s love. “We’d like to share with you…

When houses of worship were forced to close during the recent pandemic shutdown, many faith groups grasped a financial lifeline through forgivable loans

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The CARES Act rescued houses of worship that were forced to close during the recent COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. Many faith groups and religious affiliates across the state grasped a financial lifeline through forgivable loans from the federal government. Congress approved the money through the Coronavirus Aid and Economic Security Act (CARES…

As Israel faces severe economic crisis caused by coronavirus, Israel’s Ministry of Social Affairs and IFCJ set up emergency assistance across the country.

JERUSALEM — Against the backdrop of the severe economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Israel’s Ministry of Social Affairs and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) have set up emergency funds in 140 municipalities across the country. The funds will help local welfare departments provide immediate assistance to families and elderly…

With migrants starvation fueled by COVID-19 threatening thousands in South Asia, Gospel for Asia has launched a new global movement -- Don't Mask Your Eyes

WILLS POINT, TX — With starvation fueled by the COVID-19 crisis threatening thousands across South Asia, a leading mission agency has launched a new global movement — Don’t Mask Your Eyes — to draw attention to starving migrants and their families. “The face mask has become a symbol of our deeply troubled times,” said K.P….

Samuel Rodriguez, president of National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, celebrates President Trump announcement that churches are essential

SACRAMENTO, CA — The president of the largest Hispanic/Latino Christian organization in the U.S. and the general superintendent of the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world are celebrating President Trump’s recent announcement that houses of worship are “essential” institutions and should reopen. “Churches are essential. The spiritual health of our nation is essential. Churches can…