All Gatherings Will Be Online for the Foreseeable Future
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Updated 4:00 pm CT, March 30, 2020
God is working in our church like never before. People are finding church and making decisions to follow Jesus. Keep scrolling to hear more from Senior Pastor Jason Strand.
We miss seeing you on the weekend! But based on recommendations from our state and national leaders, we will continue to meet exclusively online for the foreseeable future. This includes our Easter services on April 11 & 12. Who will you be inviting to try church online?
In the midst of unique challenges, God is working in big ways. Over 50,000 devices tuned into services on March 29. That represents over 100,000 people who are experiencing church. And it gets even better, in the last two weeks, 603 people made a decision to follow Jesus for the first time. Incredible.
Ground Zero & Revolution students are experiencing off-the-chart engagement on Wednesdays on YouTube. You’ll be able to find them there, LIVE every week, along with Brandon & Mark, for giveaways, challenges, and a brand-new message series called The Good Life. We can’t wait to be in person again, but for now, we’re loving these Wednesday nights on YouTube.
In this season, we're trusting God to write a pretty incredible story for you and our church.
Hey Eagle Brook,
I had someone say to me this week, “You’re in your second week as Senior Pastor and there’s a world-wide virus that’s causing fear of large gatherings. How’s that going for you?” Ha. It hasn’t been the start I anticipated.
First off, I want to remind you that our God is in control. This is not the first, nor will it be the last virus that our world will encounter. We live in a fallen world, affected by sin. But here’s what you need to know: God is still on the throne. He is in control. The Bible says that followers of Christ have the same Spirit in them that rose Christ from the dead. If that life-giving power is in us, we have nothing to fear.
That said, we also want to be wise. Given the situation with COVID-19 is moving so quickly, we have made the decision to move our weekend gatherings to an ONLINE ONLY experience. This means we will NOT have services at our campuses this weekend. We’re going to take this week-by-week. Follow us on social media or keep visiting this page for more updates.
We’re thankful for online church! We’ll be live on Sunday at 9 and 11 am—continuing in our series Strong and Courageous. And as always, the message will be available on-demand beginning Sunday afternoon.
This decision was not made lightly. In many ways, we are in uncharted territory. But, given the best information we’ve received and the size of our weekend attendance, our hope is that we can slow down the spread of this virus if we avoid large gatherings.
Here are a few other factors in our decision:
- A few of our mobile locations have told us to be prepared not to meet, or have already told us we may not hold gatherings in their spaces this weekend.
- Our volunteer numbers are projecting to be low. Many of our volunteers who are willing to come are in an age range that could be more dangerous to them. We did not want to put them in that position of risk.
We did not make this decision because of fear. We did not make it because of hysteria. We made it because we love people and feel that given the information we have at this time, it’s the wise thing to do. Thank you for continuing to trust us.
This weekend’s message is about how the life of faith will lead you to moments where you’re on the edge of fear or a challenge, and God is waiting for you to take one step of faith. I believe it’s going to be just what you need to hear right now.
I’m asking our church to do two things:
- Read Psalm 91.
I would love our whole church to read this passage and believe its truths.
- Invite someone to watch online church this weekend.
I’m always looking for ways where God can take something bad and use it for good. People are anxious and afraid—and those who don’t normally watch our services, might be open to it this weekend. Would you invite someone to watch with you?
Let’s use this opportunity to spread the hope that Jesus Christ gives us.
Eagle Brook Church
March 10, 2020, 7:39 pm CT
Just like you, we’ve been closely tracking the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
In whatever season we’re in, here's how we work to keep our campuses clean and ready for the weekend:
We’re committed to having a clean environment when you arrive at a campus, and we pay extra attention to high-traffic areas.
We have hand sanitizer available throughout our campuses—we make good use of it, and you can too!
A friendly smile goes a long way (we avoid giving out hugs or handshakes).
Keeping our Kids spaces clean and safe is a huge priority, too. We regularly sanitize toys and other surfaces kids come into contact with.
We’ll be here every weekend, and if you can’t join us, watch online. We’re live on Sundays at 9 + 11 am.
Many communities have been deeply impacted by this outbreak. Would you be praying with us for the people who’ve been affected?
Even in the unknowns, we can trust that God is with us.
Updated 4:20 pm CT, March 16, 2020
Wow, way to go church! You showed up online this weekend, and you brought people with you. We love that online church helps make our weekend experience accessible to more people, especially in this season. Thank you for sharing, posting, and joining us on Sunday. We love you!
We want you to know a few things:
You get to do it again! We've made the decision to continue online only services through March 28/29.
How amazing is it that we're in a series called Strong + Courageous? God knew. Let's keep leaning into the book of Joshua together. Invite some friends and we'll see you Online—Sundays at 9 and 11 am (CST).
If you've got a student in your home, they're definitely gonna want to hangout on YouTube the next two Wednesdays. We're going live at 7 pm for an Online Student Experience. Only the best from Mark and Brandon, live and off-the-cuff. And giveaways? Are you kidding me? Absolutely.
We're bummed to have to cancel the Middle School GZ Retreat this spring. Each registration will be fully refunded. For more information, reach out to us.
We ❤️ partnering with parents! We've got a brand new digital way to help you guide your kids in conversations about Jesus. Check out the Church at Home Guide—where they can keep up with Kid-o-Deo and Elevate each weekend.
We're continue to trust God to do great work through this church. Thank you for living generously by supporting our mission to reach people for Christ—especially through online church.
"I command you—be strong + courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
See you online!
-Eagle Brook Church
P.S. And for all the other ways people connect at our church, we're working on digital alternatives.