One of the most difficult parts of 2020 has been the separation and
disconnection. Usually in difficult times we pull together. Instead, we
were told to keep our distance and stay home. This is especially
challenging for the church and people of faith—fellowship with other
believers is of primary importance to practice for Christians!
In the Bible we are told to encourage each other; to not neglect meeting
together; when we gather together Christ is present; if we walk in the
light we have fellowship with one another; the early Christians were
devoted to fellowship and we are to bear each other’s burdens.
Fellowship is both a delight and a duty for Christians so we can
mutually encourage and partner to spread the good news of Jesus.
Covid posed serious challenges to our delight and duty of fellowship.
People expressed struggles with spiritual atrophy, loneliness and
depression. Yes, these can happen to someone involved in church life,
but fellowship generally protects us from sinking into the depths of
despair or neglecting our duty to work with other Christians on Jesus’
Since it is so important, we need to prioritize fellowship for 2021,
which is why the Elders encouraged us to create a Reconnection Plan.
This plan aims to do two things:
- Address the purpose of Christian fellowship—being discipled and making
- Recognize people have different physical, spiritual and mental
challenges because of Covid-19.
The Plan is based on our Wristband Program. Our goal is that as the year
progresses everyone moves from Orange (lowest level of interaction) to
Blue (limited interaction) to Green (highest level of interaction).
Lowest level of interaction
- You are not ready to gather in person yet because you are high-risk or
still leery of close contact.
- We encourage you to participate in as much virtual/digital fellowship
as you want.
Attend Sunday morning worship online.
- Services livestream every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. on Facebook and YouTube.
- Sermons are also always available 24/7 on our website. Choose from video and audio.
Children’s Ministry is available online.
Start a Discipleship Group.
- These are small, same-sex groups of 2-5 people who gather to discuss a
weekly Bible reading, hold each other accountable, and pray for the
lost. These groups can easily meet digitally.
- For information contact Pastor Josh.
Serve on a Serve Team.
- You don’t need a physical presence to fulfill a service. Write a
letter, call someone, or post on a Facebook wall.
- Make this a weekly or daily habit. People still want and need to hear from you even if they don’t see you.
- You are not ready to gather in person yet because you are high-risk or still leery of close contact.
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