One of the main things we do at the NABF is to support each other by sharing resources that challenge us all to engage in best practice. We will regularly update and share resources during this pandemic.

This week we bring you Baptist General Convention of Texas. The content of each resource will evolve over time and will be updated.

CARES Act 2020: A Guide For Texas Baptists Churches

On March 27, the U.S. House of Representatives approved by voice vote the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Click here to view a helpful presentation to better understand how this legislation may impact your church or nonprofit. 

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Texas Baptist Pastor Relief Grant

The Texas Baptist Pastor Relief Grant is a convention-wide effort to meet the needs of Texas Baptist churches by providing short-term financial support to bivocational and small church pastors who have experienced economic difficulties through the loss of employment or church salary as a result of the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

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A coronavirus guide for Texas Baptist churches 

Texas Baptist leaders compiled eight helpful suggestions for churches and ministry partners seeking to minister and care for congregations and communities during this time.

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A coronavirus prayer guide for Texas Baptist churches

Ben Hanna, Church Health Initiative director, compiled this prayer guide acknowledging the severity of this crisis while also affirming the sovereignty of our King.

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Resources for a successful church live-stream

Learn about resources available to help your church successfully live-stream services to your congregation.

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Online giving options for your church

Dave Lyons, Support Services and Information Technology director, compiled a list of useful resources for your church to navigate online giving.

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Free online giving through GivingFuel

Texas Baptists churches now have exclusive access to 6 months of free online giving through GivingFuel, the same fundraising software used by convention staff. Effective immediately, churches may contact GivingFuel to receive no-cost access to their Pro Package – normally $59 a month. 

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Free digital download of Faith > Fear Bible Study

Baptistway Press is now offering free digital downloads of our quarterly Bible theme study, Faith > Fear.

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Online Coronavirus Training Resource

MinistryGrid released training to help churches prepare a pandemic response plan, specifically in regard to the coronavirus.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s coronavirus webpage

Read more about what you should know, situation updates, and additional information from the CDC’s coronavirus disease website. 

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