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|

Reaching & Pastoring A Digital Community

We are in a true crisis. Southeastern University wants to help us. President Kent Ingle and Dean Alan Ehler (Barnett College of Ministry and Theology), along with their faculty, are offering a webinar that will help us cope with the stress and pressures we are facing. In addition, the webinar will present simple and [...]

2020-03-31T10:39:37-04:00March 31st, 2020|

CARES ACT and Your Ministry

Read our Summary of the CARES Act Here A. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (complete text) became law on March 27, 2020. Among its benefits for small businesses and 501(c)(3) nonprofits, it: creates a temporary $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that delegates loan decisions to the existing [...]

2020-04-09T09:10:41-04:00March 30th, 2020|

District Council Postponed Until September

District Council Postponed Until September Greetings, Friends and Fellow Ministers: In our Executive Committee meeting Wednesday (by Zoom), we made the difficult decision to recommend to the Presbytery to postpone District Council until September. The Presbytery voted electronically to make that decision. District Council will not take place in May. It has been rescheduled [...]

2020-03-27T17:53:45-04:00March 27th, 2020|

Discipleship from a Distance

You’ve probably seen information about RightNow Media on our website, in a newsletter, or even on the back of your minister card. RightNow Media is like a Netflix of Bible Studies. They have just released 4 new channels specifically geared toward the current struggles we face as a Church, Nation and community as well [...]

2020-03-26T15:01:39-04:00March 26th, 2020|
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