Responding to Covid-19

We want you to know that we are taking every precaution to safeguard our team & your investments, as we stand with you during this pandemic.  We are a family and God will see us through this together.  Please join me in praying for our churches and the ministries most dear to you. Pray for the ministry of MB Foundation and our MB family, as we will also continue to lift you up in prayer during this season of difficulty and opportunity!

You might relate to 2 Corinthians 4:8-9: “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” But let’s not forget verse 16: “we do not lose heart!”

We are committed to keeping you informed as we navigate through this unprecedented season. Below you will find resources to help you know how to respond in the COVID-19 situation. This page will be updated regularly.

Jon C. Wiebe
President & CEO
MB Foundation

 

Contributors Respond Generously to the Church Relief Fund – May 12, 2020
More than $32,000 is added to the fund during Giving Tuesday initiative

MB Foundation Grants Nearly $700,000 for COVID 19 Relief – May 6, 2020
Response to the COVID-19 pandemic impacts churches, ministries and individuals

Open Letter to the National MB Family – April 2, 2020
Encouragement to give, pray and serve one another

 

 

Resources for Churches

Second PPP Loan Opportunity –  January 2021

Webinar:
Church Finances in 2020: Cash Flow Optimization, Re-Budgeting, and Risk Management During a Pandemic

Church Response to COVID-19 Survey Summary

Church Ministry Funding Guide
How to thrive during COVID-19 in 2020 and Beyond

How Churches Are Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis
A closer look at how the coronavirus is impacting the Church

CARES Act Information (Payroll Protection Program Loan/Grant)

COVID-19 Debt Relief information for our borrowers (Contact us for more information.)

COVID-19 Church Relief Fund
This fund will be used to assist our MB churches (including churches in process of joining) who need it the most and will be administered by our USMB National Director and the District Ministers. To read more about the fund click here.

Church Online Giving with a Charity Advised Fund
If you don’t have an online giving option for your church, we can help. Set up a Charity Advised Fund to receive electronic donations from your congregation.

Managing Your Retirement Through Market Volatility

  • WEBCAST: Market Volatility April 16, 2020
    David Spika, CFA and President of GuideStone Capital Management discusses the current market
  • WEBCAST: What’s Driving Volatility? March 23, 2020
    David Spika, CFA and President of GuideStone Capital Management sorts through what is driving the markets and what are some of the critical factors going forward.

GuideStone Q&A March 23, 2020

Letter to Pastors and Churches  March 20, 2020
Encouragement from MB Foundation to Pastors and Churches

 

 

Resources for Donors/Customers

Listen to a Cornerstone Market Volatility Update March 10, 2020
Comments from Bryan Taylor, CFA, Cornerstone Management Chief Investment Officer on economic changes as they relate to Coronavirus, challenges of oil prices, and the market. (There will be a short wait in the beginning.)

Seven Day Generosity Challenge
This 7-day devotional will help you look at new and practical ways to live a generous life even in difficult times.

Budget Planning Resources
To assist you in managing God’s resources 

 

 

Giving Opportunity

COVID-19 Church Relief Fund
This fund will be used to assist our MB churches (including churches in process of joining) who need it the most and will be administered by our USMB National Director and the District Ministers.  To read more about the fund click here.

 

 

Contact us with your questions or concerns.

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