GBA COVID-19 Response
As we find ourselves in uncharted territory with all the precautions being taken surrounding the Corona Virus Pandemic, we have an amazing opportunity to share God’s love with our communities. This may very well be one of the greatest opportunities for Gospel witness we have had since 9/11. These weeks haven’t caught the Lord off-guard. Steward your time well. Embrace the chance to slow down and be intentional in ways you might not usually be. Honor the people around you and their health. Your kindness will encourage and unite, pointing to the deep peace and joy that only Christ can provide.
Here are a few ideas about how you can minister to the people around you:
Start an email or text thread with your neighborhood offering to help anyone that needs it. This could mean sharing extra groceries, meals, toilet paper, etc.
Write letters of encouragement. It’s a lost form of communication in the midst of our “immediate” culture that could encourage another.
Set up calls – FaceTime, Skpe, or good old-fashioned phone calls. People are at home. Take time to catch up on their lives. Listen well and be present with them.
Walk around your neighborhood. Connect with God on behalf of your neighbors. Enjoy the weather that reminds you He is in control. Praise Him for His faithfulness and thank Him for how He has taken care of man’s greatest need at the cross.
Around the Corner’s tips for engaging your neighborhood: click here
Bless Every Home’s resources for reaching your neighbors: click here
Three Circle’s evangelic tool: click here
Here some resources available to help you establish worship online and at home:
March 26 Pastor’s Zoom Meeting Recording (COVID-19 Easter and Offerings): click here
Round Table Discussion Part 1 with Wayne Bray, Al Phillips, Travis Agnew, and Dick Lincoln: click here
Round Table Discussion Part 2: click here
Ministry Grid’s resources for how to lead your church through a pandemic: click here
Instructions from SCBC to use Facebook Live: click here
Dr. Rod Dempsey’s article about how to have church at home: click here
Dr. Travis Agnew’s blog “When a Mandated Quarantine Forces Ministry Innovation: click here
Dr. Ed Stetzer’s podcast on Coronavirus Ministry: click here