Church Update and Information - March 18, 2020
Hello, Faith Church Fam + Friends!
We are navigating uncharted times in our culture, but I believe the Church was built for this. We aren’t changing our mission, but we are adjusting our methods.
Earlier this week our Governor passed an executive order stating no public gathering beyond 50 people needs to occur. No time-line was attached to that, but the CDC strongly recommended that be the case for at least 8 weeks.
Needless to say, we want to act honorably and responsibly. We've come up with a plan for the next few weeks. It is a three-part approach, that includes some unique "Short-Term Serve Team" roles.
1) Church Online.
We will stream via a NEW Church Online platform from our Central Hub. Service will be live with worship and message at 9:30 am and will rebroadcast at 11 am. We are creating a new way to receive prayer requests, guest follow-up, and continuing to utilizing social media and other digital methods to minister and “gather.”
I’m asking everyone in our church to participate in one of two ways:
- Commit to Worship + Watch Weekly. Click Here to make your commitment.
- Host a Watch Party. Find out more.
2) Connect Groups.
I am encouraging all of our groups to continue meeting and actively care for one another. Connect Groups for built for a time just like this! Some may choose to meet virtually using video chat on a digital platform (i.e. Zoom, Skype, Facebook Messenger Video Group Chat).
3) Care & Response.
We want a team of people who are ready and willing to meet personal and practical needs as they arise. More information is forthcoming on this particular opportunity.
We will re-evaluate in four-weeks. If the executive order is rescinded sooner, we will certainly move back our "normal."
Last week, thousands of churches used the Church Online platform and collectively saw 15,842 salvations worldwide!!!
In our online broadcast, we saw 107 unique viewings devices linked up while we were streaming. One testimony we received was the following:
"Wow. All I can say is wow. I felt like God truly meant for us to watch that. We were gathered together with my friend and his family. It was amazing. I haven’t been to church in months. I had a panic attack when I tried to go. Today I felt so moved. Thank you.”
God is moving and people are awakening to their need for Him!
Remember, WE BRING FAITH TO LIFE!
Let's bring it! 🤟🏼 🏼