The Churches Helping Churches Challenge today announced that its May 15 benefit simulcast, hosted by Pulse, drew 258,000 viewers and raised $153,187 from 716 donors. "Preachers, athletes, and artists are coming together to raise awareness for "Churches Helping Churches.". Diverse group of pastors offer wisdom, hope for doing church in this strange new world. A simulcast featuring well-known Christian leaders and musical artists raised over $150,000 to help churches in financial need. #2 Fall Book Bundles: Click Here to view all our bundles and save up to 72%! Many churches across America are struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Paula White-Cain Explains Why Evangelicals Should Re-elect Trump, Anti-Trump Group Plans to Cause 'Serious Disruption' if Trump Wins Election, Joe Biden Quotes Scripture, Says God Is Calling for Healing, Unity in America, Wayne Grudem Responds to John Piper, Explains Why He's Voting for Trump, Biden's Faith Advisor Explains Why Christians Should Vote for Joe Biden, A Demon’s Guide to the Election: How C.S.

—Andy Erwin, filmmaker and co-founder of Erwin Brothers. This could be the greatest moment for the church to show a hurting world what God's love looks like. —Benjamin Watson, author and former NFL tight end. Gospel Light Society International and GLM Omnimedia Group LLC have a network of over 1,000 Christian news sites which contain the preaching of the Gospel and Christian discipleship teaching in every country of the world and in every major city of the world. All proceeds raised throughout the program are going directly to the churches who are most at risk. "When one part of the family hurts, we all hurt. Christian artists Lecrae, Lauren Daigle, Kirk Franklin, Toby Mac and the band for King and Country were among those who performed at … Read our original story here, or visit the churchrelief.org website for details. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter. “We are thrilled that over 250,000 people tuned in for the Together Churches Helping Churches Simulcast with over $150,000 being given!” said Hall. © BCNN1: Black Christian News Network One. We are grateful for all of those who gave toward these efforts! While 121 churches have received $3,000 grants from the Relief Fund so far, an additional 95 churches will be awarded grants from the money raised over the month of May. "This is exactly what the church does in times of great crisis—we come together," Hall said. The funds, which will be disbursed through $3,000 grants, will help approximately 70 churches keep their doors open. “It has been great to see so many brothers and sisters in Christ come together to bear each other’s burden and be the church,” said Watson, a spokesperson for the challenge who announced his retirement from the NFL earlier this year. © 2020 The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc., A nonprofit 501 (c)(3) Charitable Organization. To help small churches throughout the U.S. affected by the coronavirus pandemic, a coalition of leading Christian groups has announced it will extend the Churches Helping Churches Challenge and host a major online benefit simulcast to raise additional support for at-risk congregations. Donations to the COVID-19 Church Relief Fund can be made here. Done! According to a recent Barna Group survey, a total of 6% of churches polled say they are "unsure", "not very confident", or "not confident at all" their churches will survive the pandemic based on what they're seeing right now. —Justin Giboney, attorney and co-founder and president of the AND Campaign. Dr. Nicole Martin, author, minister and assistant professor of ministry and leadership development at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. —Rev. At the time of this writing, a total of $649,620.42 from 1,371 individuals and ministries has been raised for the Relief Fund. The simulcast, which was called Together: Churches Helping Churches, is the latest initiative Pulse has launched to bring churches and encourage Christians during the COVID-19 pandemic. You should receieve a confirmation email shortly. All proceeds from the event will go to the churches who are most at risk of closing. Copyright © 2020, ChristianHeadlines.com. Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer. “When we first thought of this initiative, we could’ve never imagined that this much money could be raised to help so many churches,” Giboney said in the press release. In a press release on Monday, The Churches Helping Churches initiative announced that the May 15 simulcast raised $153,187 from 716 donors with 258,000 viewers tuning in. Already 112 churches have received $3,000 grants through the challenge, with another 60 in process, and even more submitted for approval.

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