We recently fielded a study of American donors who gave at least $20 to charity last year to try and ascertain their intent to give now, during the pandemic, and into the future. According to the new survey, “Donor Confidence Strong in the Face of COVID-19,” 8 out of 10 donors said they intend to keep giving through the pandemic, with 28 percent saying they would even make giving a priority over other expenses.
Many are questioning why a loving God would allow suffering. If he is so powerful, then why can’t he put an end to the virus? The truth is, we may never get the answers to these questions this side of eternity. But we can be comforted by the fact that our God isn’t just cognizant of our suffering. He suffers with us.
It’s evident that some find hope and comfort in gathering again, while others may experience hesitation and fear. With churches beginning to reopen, lead pastors are facing challenging decisions with their operations and staffing. How will everyday operations look moving forward?