OUR APPROACH TO COVID-19
LAST UPDATED: March 19, 12 p.m.
As a Mission Point Leadership team, we are very concerned about the current situation in our county and world. Be assured that we will take the precautions recommended by the authorities and experts for the safety of our congregation and community.
However, beyond our concern….we step into this season with great hope and anticipation. We have the privilege of taking our ultimate cues from the God who holds the whole world in His hands (pandemics and all).
Church...His sovereignty will not change. His promises will not shift. His word will not be contaminated. And so, His people NEED NOT FRET.
We saw this in John 9 just a couple of weeks ago: When we cannot explain challenging seasons, it is best to start with the assumption that God is fixin’ to show off His glory (John 9:3). That stirs anticipation in us.
In the meantime, let’s pray and be on the lookout for the ways He wants to use us to make His glory viral. His mission is not slowing down and neither must ours.
Below are some of the ways we fully intend to BE the church during this season.
What you need to know...
Due to community precautions, we will not be able to meet in-person in the Warsaw Performing Arts Center until after April 12. However, we will be streaming shortened services on our Facebook Page and our YouTube Channel at 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. each Sunday, starting March 22.
We believe that Connection is even more vital in a time like this for our personal encouragement and protection, as well as the strengthening of others. In order to prioritize that crucial connection, we will create space at the end of each Sunday service for MP Interactive - follow-up conversations in small groups.
Missional Communities will be given questions and will be encouraged to meet up digitally through platforms like Google Hangouts and Facebook Messenger etc to process what it looks like to live out truth together.
If you are not yet in a Missional Community (Small Group), no problem - sign up to be a part of an MP Interactive Group here.
All in-person connection events, regardless of size, are cancelled through April 5. We are working diligently and hoping to provide some of these events through an online platform. Please stay tuned for updates on each event.
There are lots of ways to stay up-to-date and connected with your Mission Point Family right now, check out the list below:
ABOUT SERVING / CARE
This challenging season cannot and will not change who we are and what matters to us as a church. We will not only continue to connect with each other, but we will also continue to serve and care for each other. Our Care Coordinator, Olivia Burkholder has created a way for us to practically do both of those things. We want to especially serve those in our MP Family who may be susceptible to or struggling with the effects of COVID-19. If you are lower-risk and are open to serving those in the higher-risk category by running minor errands, we will help connect you. Simply fill out the Volunteer Form below. If you need help during this season, please simply fill out the Assistance Request Form below.
Currently, we are unable to offer official aid to all Warsaw/Kosciusko residents, so we hope that the MP Family will take it upon themselves to serve friends, family and neighbors who might need some extra help. Let’s BE the church.
Thank you for the ways your generosity allows us to show up in each other’s lives and in the lives of folks in our community in times like this. Even though we will not be gathering together on Sunday, the mission of showing and sharing Jesus does not slow down. We invite you to continue being generous. You can always do so by mail or online. All options for generosity are on our GIVE page on our website.
As you can imagine, for many this is a season of concern and perhaps even despair. What an opportunity for the people of Jesus to share our hope….on repeat. We will constantly have opportunities to point people to a Savior who is not surprised or shaken by any of this. What an opportunity to invite people to the One who said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) Make the most of the moments.
FOR THE KIDS
Our Children's Ministry Director, Jen Nier, is still putting together weekly lessons and activities for our MP Kidz! Join our MP Kidz Facebook Group for regular updates and fun activity ideas, or Email Jen if you would like to receive the full lesson emails each week.
Last Updated 3/19/2020