Pacific Justice Institute: Know Your Rights as a Church During COVID-19
NEW Legal resources for churches on COVID-19 restrictions
April 11, 2020
Dear Pastors, Church Leaders, and Ministry Friends,
I need to quickly update you on all the new legal resources we now have available for churches on the COVID-19 crisis. We need your help to get these free resources into as many hands as possible!
Last month, as the crisis began to unfold, we were among the first to issue legal guidance for pastors and church leaders trying to make sense of the then-unthinkable orders effectively shutting down worship services in many states. As the pandemic has grown, our legal team has now created and updated more than 25 state-specific legal memos, listed below.
In addition, we’ve held two teleconferences for pastors and leaders; held a training on broadcasting church services over social media; are posting answers to questions we are receiving from pastors; and earlier this week we conducted our first three Zoom trainings for business leaders, Christian school administrators and church leaders on accessing critical funding through the CARES Act.
Our resources are offered completely free of charge. Visit www.PJI.org and check out our homepage for the newest resources. And, while we greatly appreciate your support, you don’t have to become a member, give a “suggested” donation, or pay an insurance-type fee in order to be represented by PJI. Our commitment is to unconditionally serve the Body of Christ.
States and jurisdictions for which we have now posted specific guidance include:
Please help us spread the word about all these terrific resources! In a time of great confusion and uncertainty, we want to bring as much clarity as is possible. (And if this e-mail was forwarded to you by a friend, be sure to sign up at PJI.org for our weekly e-mail updates!)
If you appreciate our work and are able to “pay it forward” to help us make sure everyone gets the help they need in these desperate times, we are always grateful. God knows our needs and is faithful to provide! But we never condition our help on the size of a church or ability to donate to our ministry. And we never will.
Throughout this crisis, the PJI Legal Team is taking appropriate precautions but working harder than ever to serve you.
Running the Race,
Brad Dacus, Esq. Founder and President, Pacific Justice Institute