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Prayer Concerns:
  • Churches in Transition: Gibbon Baptist Church
  • Prayer for all those dealing with illness, natural disasters, violence, and terror around the world.
  • For Covid19 response, safety, and recovery

We want to hear from you...on our podcast


1. Dwell--a recorded Dwelling in the Word experience with Robin Stoops serving as host. We are able to record via zoom. If you would like to participate in a Dwelling in the Word sometime in the next few weeks please email Robin Stoops at rstoops@abcnebraska.com and just let him know you're willing to participate. When enough people have signed up we will schedule a session.


2. Mission in 5--Interviews based on five questions with our ABC NE church members and pastors hosted by Greg Mamula. We are looking for pastors and leaders to share their adaptive challenges of mission and ministry during quarantine. If you would be willing to share your experiences email Greg Mamula at gmamula@abcnebraska.com and we will set up a time to do a phone call or zoom meeting.

Here are a Variety of Helpful Resource Links Updated Weekly


ABC USA has curated helpful links from across ABC Churches. Visit http://www.abc-usa.org/coronavirus/ for more.


Video and Streaming:

  • Zoom is the easiest video meeting software. You can sign up for a membership through MinistrELife for only $100 right now. You can get a membership directly through the website for about $150 a year. 
    • Helpful hint. Zoom offers breakout rooms. You can bring your whole church together for a large group meeting. Then you can send them into breakout rooms for small group interaction, prayer, conversation, etc. Learn more about break out rooms. 
    • You can also insert polls into your zoom meetings.
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  • Youtube is the most famous video site. You can stream live via YouTube with an account or you can record your ministries and post directly to website.
  • Open Broadcast Project aka OBS allows you to record then post videos or live stream to specific platforms. 
  • Skype: one of the original meeting spaces has been updated by Microsoft.


Webinars and Newsletters

 

Stream Content

  • Bible Project for videos on Bible. This is a free service.
  • Mr. Phil TV for the complete library of Phil Vischer's videos for kids. Membership required.
  • RightNow Media. The Region has a membership and each church can have access by emailing Greg Mamula at gmamula@abcnebraka.com if you don't already have access.
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  • Coming Soon! Seminary Now...high quality seminary level content. Visit the website and submit your email info to be first in line for the newest content.

Church Management:

  • Call Em All: Web based phone and text system. You can send a phone call or text message to your entire congregation. A credit bases system; only pay for the calls and texts you send.
  • Create a digital info card for people who visit or attend your online services. Can be made in google drive. How to video. Place a link on your social media, website, or live stream service page. Here is an example. This way you can track online visitation and get new contact info.
  • Planning Center helps organize your church life and keep members connected. It has calendars, online giving platforms. worship planning, meeting spaces, etc. It is customizable and even has a free option for small congregations. There is also a mobile app. 
  • Loop Community is a resource for worship planning and leading. It has many tracks to sing along with or supplement live performers. You can even record your own songs to share and use.

CARES Act: Payroll Protection Plan


March 27, 2020 the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was approved. The bill allows for up to a 100% reimbursement of funds for those non-profits and churches that retain 100% of their employees through the economic crisis. Loan funds can be used to cover a variety of expenses including compensation and benefits and utilities. 

Any local church who would consider applying for this loan to cover the cost of staff salaries, building utilities, and a few other items must contact their local bank to apply. Loans are an average of monthly expenses from March 2019-February 2020 and then multiplied by 2.5. 
EXAMPLE: If your average monthly expenses for full time salary, benefits, and utilities cost your church $7,500. Take that amount and multiply by 2.5 to get a potential loan amount of $18,750. If you spend that total amount on said expenses your loan will be turned into a grant and forgiven. The goal is to keep all staff employed full time and ministries going.

The Vanderbloemen Company also has helpful and up to date information on the CARES Act https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/details-of-care-act

MMMB 
Non-Contractual Benefits
for ABC-USA Clergy

MMBB Premiums
 
Ordained pastoral leaders, whose employers who cannot afford to continue their premiums during this time, will be placed on temporary continuance of $10/month premium for a period of up to 2 years. The key objective is to keep intact important life insurance and disability protections for members of the Comprehensive Plan.
  
During the period of continuance, MMBB would pay the $10/month premium on behalf of the employer from its Non-Contractual Benefits Fund. 

MMBB is also offering Emergency Financial Assistance and other financial planing guidance. Please call them at 1-800-986-6222 or visit their website https://www.mmbb.org/ for further information.
 

Online ABC NE Church Links

Here is a list of known online church services. Most are on Facebook or church websites. If you are sharing worship, devotions, small groups, or other things online please email gmamula@abcnebraska.com with your link.  For a list of links for just church websites visit http://abcnebraska.com/wp/10-2/

Nebraska:
Albion First Baptist Church: Pastor Keith Brich Facebook Page
Alliance First Baptist Church: Continues to Meet at Church 10am Sunday’s
Ansley First Baptist Church: Facebook
Arnold First Baptist Church: Facebook 
Arthur First Baptist Church: Facebook and YouTube
Beatrice First Baptist Church: Facebook and YouTube
Bellevue New Life Baptist Church: Facebook
Bellevue Strangers Rest Missionary Church:
Blair First Baptist Church: Facebook
Bridgeport First Baptist Church: 
Broken Bow First Baptist Church:Facebook
Chadron First Baptist Church: Facebook
Chapman First Baptist Church: Facebook
Chin Christian Baptist Church:
Chin Evangelical Baptist Church: Facebook
Cozad Karen Baptist Spimu Church: Facebook
Fairbury First Baptist Church: Facebook and YouTube
Fremont First Baptist Church: Church Website and Facebook
Gibbon Baptist Church: Church Website and Facebook
Guide Rock First Baptist Church:
Hastings First Baptist Church:  Facebook 5min message
Holdrege First Baptist Church: Church Website
Holbrook First Baptist Church:
Htee Ger Nee Karen Baptist Church of Omaha:
Juniata Community Church: 
Kearney First Baptist Church: Church website with Q and A session at end
Koinonia House of Worship Omaha: Church Website
LaVista Judson Baptist Church: 
Lincoln Belmont Baptist Church: Special combined service with FBC and Second Lincoln
Lincoln First Baptist Church: Facebook and YouTube Special combined service with Second and Belmont
Lincoln 2nd Baptist Church: Facebook and “Youth Group Live” events. Special combined service with FBC and Belmont
Lincoln Karen Baptist Church: Facebook
Mason City First Baptist Church: Facebook
McCook Grace Baptist Church:
Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church: Church Website
Norfolk First Baptist: Facebook and Church Website
North Platte First Baptist Church: Facebook and YouTube
Omaha American Baptist Karen Congregation: Facebook
Omaha Benson Baptist Church: Church Website and Facebook
Omaha Chin Christian Church:
Omaha Chin Revival Baptist Church: Facebook
Omaha First Baptist Church: Facebook
Omaha First Kachin Baptist Church of America: Facebook
Omaha Htee Ger Nee Karen Baptist Church:
Omaha Kanyaw Baptist Church:
Omaha Kachin Baptist Church: Facebook
Omaha King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church
Omaha Miracle Hills Baptist Church Facebook
Omaha Mt Nebo Missionary Baptist Church
Omaha Nazarene Karen Baptist Church
Omaha Parkside Baptist Church
Omaha Shiloh Baptist Church
Omaha Sunset Hills Baptist Church: Church Website         
Omaha Verdad y Vida (Truth and Life) Christian Community: Facebook
Oxford First Baptist Church: Facebook
Scottsbluff First Baptist Church: Facebook and Live-stream Website
Stella Prairie Union
Tekamah First Baptist Church: Facebook
Tekamah Riverside Baptist Church
Union First Baptist Church
Valley United Faith Community Church: Facebook
Wayne First Baptist Church
Wilsonville United Baptist Christian Church
 
Florida:
Florida Kachin Baptist Church

Jacksonville Kachin Baptist Church

North Carolina:
North Carolina Kachin Baptist Church

South Dakota:
Yankton – Jesucristo es Rey

Texas:
Dallas/Ft Worth Kachin Baptist Church
Houston – Hanson Kachin Baptist Church
Where are Robin and Greg this week?
Working from home mostly but in the office Monday & Thursday for a couple hours in the morning until Covid19 restrictions are lifted.
working from home until Covid19 restrictions are lifted.
 
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