Because God is in sovereign over every event in the universe and is working good for all those who love Him (Romans 8:28), we can say with great confidence that there is nothing that has happened in the last few weeks that has surprised Him. God’s good plans have not been disrupted. It is of great encouragement to know God can be trusted during these unsettling times.
We (elders) have been monitoring the situation with the coronavirus, reading the releases from the CDC and Sedgwick County and striving to abide by the recommendations and mandates from these groups.
With that in mind, here is the plan for WBC going forward:
Beginning this Sunday, March 22, we will not be having any services, eClasses, or events in our building.
For now, the 11:00am hour of our morning (e.g., children’s classes, youth classes, adult eClasses) has been suspended until we are able to re-gather in our building. Ministries like NexGen, the women’s Bible study and any ongoing groups that meet in the building will also be suspended effective immediately.
What will happen instead?
Our Sunday morning service will be live-streamed (Lord-willing) for all to view from their homes. Details about how to access that live-stream will be announced no later than Saturday afternoon.
In addition to this announcement, we would like to also inform you that we are putting together a plan for remaining in regular contact with each one of you in order to assess the needs (physical, spiritual, emotional, etc.) of our congregation. As soon as we are able, we will inform you of these details.
We appreciate all those who have been praying for us (elders) as we continue to seek the Lord’s will for our congregation. We understand that this is going to be an adjustment for all, but we are also excited to see our faith tested (James 1:2-3) and our congregation’s service to one another increased (I Thessalonians 5:12-18).
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to send them to any of us elders.
Charles Heck (on behalf of the elders of WBC)