Dear New Life,
We have been praying and meeting to discern the best course of action for our fellowship during the Covid-19 outbreak. We believe that this is one of the most exciting seasons for the church in our lifetime. In this time of uncertainty, we are more convinced than ever of God’s divinely appointed seasons. One cannot help but wonder just how much good will come from this when God has had the final word. While we don’t claim to know why God allows things like this to happen; we do know why we make decisions for New Life Christian Fellowship. God has placed you under our care and we take that responsibility seriously.
In keeping with the professional opinions of the medical community, our State and Federal authorities, and because of our concern for all of you, we will not be holding any additional gatherings in our building for the remainder of April. This is unprecedented for us, but that need not cause us to worry. We are not worried about the future because it does not belong to us. It belongs to Christ and he will receive the glory He is due when all is said and done.
In the meantime, we will not stop ministering to the body of Christ. Your Pastors have no intention of sitting around and waiting for the pandemic to pass. We are servants of Christ and we want to be wherever He is. We believe that he is present in each and every one of you and we don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to serve Him as He deserves to be served.
You can know with confidence that we have been planning how we can minister to each and every one of you throughout this entire ordeal. We will be checking up on you, providing online content for you and your family, and serving whatever needs you may have spiritually, physically, or emotionally to the best of our ability.
New Life, please ask the Lord how He would have you interpret these times. We can choose to be gripped by fear or we can rise to meet this new challenge. We can choose to wish that things had never changed or we can discover what new things God is doing. We can choose to nurse our wounds or we can choose to bandage the wounds of others.
We can’t go back to before the onset of Covid-19, but there is so much yet to be done in our hearts and minds. Don’t settle for a faith that withers under the rays of this unexpected heat. Draw freshwater from Christ and watch him bring new things to life in you. If you do that, when we come back together, our church will be stronger than it was before this all happened. What a great day that will be!