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2020 Virtual District Council

Greetings, Ministers, churches, and people of Peninsular Florida, Our prayers are with you. 2020 continues to be a difficult year but our God is with us, supplying our needs, empowering us for ministry, and protecting us from the attacks of the enemy. After much prayer, the decision has been made to change our District [...]

2020-08-17T10:39:31-04:00August 17th, 2020|

An Honest Conversation

Today, America is in crisis. The death of George Floyd has once again brought us face to face with the sins of racism and injustice that Christians must respond to in word and deed. In August 1989, The General Council of the Assemblies of God adopted its “Resolution on Racism.” We, the Executive Presbytery of the [...]

2020-06-10T16:36:09-04:00June 10th, 2020|

Best Practices for Reopening Your Church

Last Friday, the President announced that churches were essential and should open immediately. And many of you did. However, as some are still deciding how to approach this, Executive Presbyter Carl Stephens offers some excellent advice on commencing with your worship services. With some measure of trepidation, we set the date to open before [...]

2020-05-28T10:48:26-04:00May 27th, 2020|

New CDC Guidelines for Churches Released May 21

PenFlorida wants to help you stay up-to-date as information changes throughout COVID-19. On May 21, the CDC released new guidance on reopening the church. The guidance is intended for congregations and places of worship. We hope it provides additional help as you create your reopening plan. We continue to pray for you and your [...]

2020-05-23T12:47:57-04:00May 22nd, 2020|

Making Kids Feel Special While Away From Church

During this time surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, kids are separated from those at church they love. Often kids live with parents or caregivers who aren’t Christians. The Sunday morning or Wednesday night KidMin leader is often the most caring and loving person in that child's life. And now because of the pandemic, kids can’t [...]

2020-04-09T09:29:26-04:00April 9th, 2020|

Summary of CARE Act loans for Churches

We have been asked by PenFlorida District Council to provide some guidance for their churches and related entities about the new loan programs under the CARES Act.  This email does not cover all of the other provisions of the CARE Act, but only the two programs. If Churches have a payroll of $50,000 or [...]

2020-04-09T09:14:22-04:00April 6th, 2020|

New Office Procedures

PFDC Office response to Stay-at-Home Order The office of the Peninsular Florida District Council  will be physically closed in accordance with the Executive Order of Governor Ron DeSantis. We will be working remotely. However, our leadership and staff are still available to serve you via phone, email, or text at our normal contact numbers [...]

2020-04-03T11:13:19-04:00April 3rd, 2020|

Home-Going of Karl Strader

Reverend Karl D. Strader June 16, 1929 - March 30, 2020 We are saddened to share that Rev. Karl Strader passed away. A memorial service celebrating his life and ministry is planned for a later date. It was Pastor Strader’s desire to help ministers in need, especially during this [...]

2020-03-31T11:34:24-04:00March 31st, 2020|
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