VanderNews: May 19, 2020


Vandernews - 5/19/2020


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PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Update

The official PPP loan forgiveness application has been released by the SBA. Join Sutton Turner, COO, Holly Tate, VP of Business Development, and Rene Cargile, Senior Manager of Finance, as they answer your FAQs about the CARES Act PPP loan forgiveness application on Facebook Live, this Thursday at 11 am CDT. Join us here

For Sutton and Rene's informative video on what you need to know about the loan forgiveness application, click here. We are also working on a PPP loan forgiveness spreadsheet to help you walk through the process. The sheet will be available to download on and by 5 pm CDT today.

On last week's Facebook Live event, Sutton shared what he has learned about PPP loan forgiveness and answered some of your FAQs. You can find the replay link of all previous Facebook Live events on The Cares Act PPP here.

Download Sutton's 42-slide presentation packed with information on loan forgiveness at, and stay tuned for future Facebook Live events as we learn more.

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From the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, check out our latest episode of our once-a-month series called How God Built This. William Vanderbloemen, our founder & CEO, talks with Max Lucado about his journey into ministry and how he learned to lead with the Holy Spirit. William and Max discuss how he found God’s grace despite a rocky adolescence, his unlikely journey into ministry, and how God guided him through the challenges of leading large churches. 

COVID-19 has introduced countless life-altering adjustments for church leaders. With the inability to perform so many of their responsibilities and passions, some pastors are experiencing deep levels of grief. Holly Tate, VP of Business Development, interviewed Sean Palmer, Teaching Pastor at Ecclesia Houston, and Rhesa Higgins, Founding Director of Eleven28 Ministries, on ways to healthily navigate pastoral grief during COVID-19. 

Interview | Reallocating Resources After COVID-19

Sutton Turner and Dave Bruskas Interview

Sutton Turner, COO, speaks with Pastor Dave Bruskas of The Village Church on reopening the church after COVID-19. In this video, Dave pointed us to 1 Timothy 5 to discuss reallocating resources as good stewards after COVID-19. Since we will likely be faced with challenging economic realities, we discussed ways to lean on biblical teachings to responsibly prepare for this tough upcoming season.

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