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2020 SBC Annual Meeting canceled

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting has been canceled for the first time in 75 years. Read More...

Q&A: How churches, pastors are eligible for relief in stimulus package

"Churches and pastors have options available to them depending on their own situations and convictions," GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins said. "While we would never tell a pastor what he must do, it is good that the options are available for pastors and churches who may wish to avail themselves of the options available through this legislation." Read More...

Why canceling the 2020 SBC Annual Meeting is putting 'Gospel Above All'

I was warned that it would be tricky to lead the Southern Baptist Convention. But I don't think any of us saw this coming. Today, we are saddened to announce that for the first time in 75 years, the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention has been canceled. Read More...

  • Churches eligible for federal payroll protection funding through SBA

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued an FAQ document for faith-based organizations reiterating that they are eligible to receive SBA loans through the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). The document says "no otherwise eligible organization will be disqualified from receiving a loan because of the religious nature, religious identity, or religious speech of the organization."

Today's Devotion

From the Book of 1 Samuel:

Saul commanded to destroy Amalekites; his disobedience; Saul rejected as king; David anointed king.

Samuel also said unto Saul . . . hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the Lord. . . . Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all. . . . But Saul and the people spared Agag . . . and would not utterly destroy them (I Sam. 15:1,3,9).

Influenced by the prophet Samuel at the beginning of his reign, Saul served the people as a servant of God. But it wasn't long before his decisions were calculated to heighten his own prestige. - Continue...

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