Gathering Plan and Protocols
We’re currently meeting in-person at 9:45 and 11. LifeBridge Kids is only available at 9:45. Please read our guidelines before attending. You can also join us on YouTube. You can also sign up for email updates to stay in the loop.
In order to meet in-person, things look a little different right now. Please read these protocols before attending.
Precautions we need everyone to take:
1. Practice appropriate social distancing, and comply with any state orders or church guidelines.
2. Stay home and get tested if you’re experiencing symptoms or are a part of contact-tracing protocols.
3. Notify us ASAP if you test positive after attending a church event, so we can plan accordingly.
Why We’re Following Mandates
1. As Christians, we believe that we should be in respectful partnership with governing bodies whenever possible. We believe this time to be an appropriate application of Romans 13:1-2.
2. That said, we cannot and will not support human rights violations that harm and dehumanize image-bearers of God, and reject any application of Romans 13 applied to such actions. We are willing to speak out and civilly disobey if necessary.
3. Still, in order to reject the government’s authority, our higher authority has to be the will of God. It can’t just be ourselves, our preferences, or our comforts.
4. Christians should have a reputation for honest consistency, and should consistently apply a Biblical framework to all situations, regardless of who is affected. When we fail to do so, we misrepresent Jesus.
5. In our present circumstances, we don’t believe that it’s God’s will for us to disobey, for the reasons stated above. If the current situation somehow devolves into something far worse, we are ready and willing to change course, but we won’t do it preemptively based on what could happen, or spend an inordinate amount of time focused on the possibility.
6.When Christians automatically and completely distrust anything scientific, it harms human flourishing and the Gospel cause of Jesus.
7. We believe that the pandemic is serious, and that it’s not over yet.
This isn’t the perfect plan for any one person. It’s a plan that we’ve made as an effort to move forward, taking our congregation’s needs into consideration as best we can, while also thinking about the community at large. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out.