THE STRONG AND THE WEAK,
COVID-19 MINISTRY, & THE GLOBAL CHURCH
(MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES, FAMILY, & ISOLATION)
MARCH 18, 2020
Dear Christ Church, please read through this letter as we
continue the graceful work of loving God and loving people:
- ONLINE WORSHIP & DISCIPLESHIP
All Sunday and Wednesday worship services will be provided online. Watch for our latest communications through our website, App, Facebook, and Instagram.
Get our church app: https://www.discoverchristchurch.com/resources/cc-app
- THE STRONG SERVING THE WEAK COVID-19 MINISTRY ASSISTANCE
Joseph Jordan is leading out in caring for those who are at-risk with COVID-19. Joseph is literally living out Paul’s command for the strong to care for the weak.
Go to our website or use our App to request help, e.g., shopping for food, medical and pharmacy, financial assistance, transportation, etc.
Apply for assistance here:
- PREPARING FOR WORSHIP
Families can prepare to log on and join their church family in the following ways:
- Dads and moms, you are the spiritual leaders
of your home! This is a great time to model faith to your children. COVID-19 is
radically impacting our world, our nation, and our families. Families can learn
the healthy disciplines of physical and spiritual care and protection at
- Singles, you have the unique
opportunity to model faith with single-hearted devotion to the Lord (1
Corinthians 7:32). We need you and the example of devotion you give to all of
- Prepare for the Lord’s
Supper before the service begins. Set aside bread and wine/grape juice in
advance. We will take the Lord’s Supper dyadically.
- Prepare to worship through
giving tithes and offerings to the Lord and His church.
You may give online here:
- GRACE COUNSELING CLINIC
Grace Counseling Clinic of Christ Church is providing the following:
- I am still seeing some non-symptomatic
clients at the clinic. However, many are using Facetime. This is the best way
to provide counseling services and protect ourselves from possible exposure to
Andrea Lowry is hosting a virtual meeting for moms (Moms Get Connected) on Thursday, March 19, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM.
Download Zoom and follow this link:
- I will host an online group counseling
session on Monday, March 23, 7:00 PM for those who struggle with
anxiety and depression.
- PRAYING & FASTING
- As the Holy Spirit leads you, pray and fast
for our nation, city, churches, families, and friends.
- Pray and care for the
members of Christ Church who are vulnerable to
COVID-19. Contact Pastor Steven for more information.
- Pray for medical staff as
they are dealing with the anxieties their patients bring to clinic.
- Pray for DHS and the foster care system in
Arkansas. Many children cannot be placed in homes due to risks associated with
- Pray for ourselves… our attitude
can open doors for ministry and the offering of hope to people who live in
fear. It’s a good time to not be silent.
A VISION FOR THE GLOBAL CHURCH
One of the ways COVID-19 is impacting our churches is through necessary social distancing. Being isolated is a lonely thing. Certainly this is NOT PERSECUTION. It is an effort to flatten the curve in the spreading of the virus. And yet, being isolated can provide us with at least a small sense of vision for the persecuted church in China or Muslim-dominant countries around the world (1 Corinthians 12:26; Hebrews 13:3). Can you imagine how Christians in China or Saudi Arabia feel pressure to isolate for political safety?
ADVICE: CLEAN YOUR DEVICE
Disinfect your phone. Your phone is exposed to more germs than you can count. We sneeze on our phones. We cough on our phones. We use our phones in the bathroom. We touch our phones… all day long! Disinfect your phone.
Goodness is still contagious
Faith, hope, and love remain,
Christ Church of Central Arkansas
Grace Counseling Clinic