We’ve just received some new information. This is from Harold Loftin at Guidestone:
There are roughly 350,000 churches in the United States. Most are small and have a single (often part time) staff member. Some employ hundreds. However, Warren Bird of the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability estimates that there are 1 million people on the payroll of US churches, the majority of whom are part-time, often working other jobs.
While this is a fluid situation, we are committed to learning more about the CARES Act in the hours and days to come.