Equipping the church
for unprecedented times.
Resources to help guide churches through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disruptions almost always create new opportunities.
The same bad events and circumstances that produce inconvenient and difficult moments also open the door to other potentially good outcomes. When we, the national Assemblies of God leadership team, prayerfully considered the impact of the COVID-19 virus we saw several potentially good outcomes that could be harvested, if we identified them and acted quickly. We saw the dismissal of services as an opportunity to prepare for a relaunch of the church when it reopens. We saw the extended family time as a chance to reestablish or expand the family altar and Bible reading. And we saw it as an opportunity to come alongside our district leaders and local pastors with information and resources that would enable our churches and families to make the most of these opportunities.
This website is designed to provide:
- updates about the virus, its impact and ongoing prayer opportunities
- leadership support for local pastors as they respond and lead from a different platform
- family support as we lead our families through to the victory on the other side.
As we begin this journey together, I ask you to consider what God said to Joshua as he led the children of Israel toward the flooded Jordan river. He said; “Stay close to the Ark of the covenant because you have never been this way before.”
We can say the same thing about the moment we are living through right now. We too have never been this way before. Just as they had never walked through a flooded river while God held back the waters, we have never experienced mass isolations and self-quarantine. But we can be sure that the same God who held back the waters for His people then is still the protector and provider of His people today. Once they passed through to the other side, they were never the same. They went from “wilderness wanderers” to landowners. They ceased to be “manna gathers” to become “fruit harvesters”. Who knows, we could be in the middle of the same kind of transformation? This I do know, the same admonishment God gave to Joshua is still good for us; “Stay close to God and His word, go where you see Him go and do what His word says and you will come out the other side of this better off than when you started the journey.”
This website is designed and is being managed to help the church and her families go forward, with or without regular church services. Our hope and prayers are that God will use this website as one of His tools to take this difficult moment in our nation and turn it into one of the churches finest hours!