COVID-19 UPDATE

We know your lives at church and in your homes have been radically disrupted by the isolation and distancing that’s necessary to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We also know that you want to continue being the Church in your communities and around the world. We’re working every day to bring to you many of the resources you will need in navigating the “new normal” we’re all facing these days. The following types of resources are available on this website. We update the pages daily to provide you with the most current information we have:
  • Documents and videos about the CARES Act and how your church can benefit (including the Payroll Protection Plan)
  • Grants for assisting your church with feeding or other care ministries in your locality
  • Self-care resources for your mental, physical, and social health
  • Articles and videos to help your church stay connected
  • Age-level activities for family and community ministries with all ages
You can access these and other resources by using the menu on our COVID-19 Resources page. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please email us at bgav@bgav.org or contact your regional field strategist. We are committed to walking with you through this crisis as we all seek to be the hands and feet of Christ, advancing the Kingdom together.

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