We’re better together…
Yesterday’s announcement from the government has wide and deep ramifications for us all. Here at Franklin Baptist Church we are doing everything we can to implement the governments recommendations. Effective immediately all ministries of Franklin Baptist Church and Trust are taking all actions necessary to comply with directives. Staff will be working remotely from home. All life groups and ministries will cease meeting in the traditional way (face-to-face). Life as we know has changed. But life and church still goes on.
I’ve always believed that the heart of Franklin Baptist Church has never been about buildings and programmes. It’s about Loving God and Loving People. We care about you. While we’re figuring out our Sunday morning church@home internet service (…which will be available at 10am, but will look very different), our first concern is how we remain connected and care for each other as a community of faith. This takes all of us.
Could you help?… Our immediate simple strategy is to ensure we share love and that we support as many people as possible, as many times as possible. We’re simply asking you to reach out to 3 people from our faith community, and then ask them to reach out to 3 other people, and so on and so on. It’s a network of organic care. Love can be the winner. You can start that now – think of the first 3 people that come to mind and contact them, and then ask them to contact 3 more, and on it goes. Let’s be the first responders Jesus would want us to be.
Phone Care Team
Alongside this organic care, we are working on dividing our database into groups of no more than 10 (if possible less). We want to offer phone contact and prayer for as many of our faith community as possible, and see that nobody misses out. The more people we have in this Care Team, the better we can stay in contact with our faith community.
Please let Sandra know (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can get this team going and start checking in with everyone who attends Franklin Baptist Church. If you’re hesitant because you don’t know what to say, we have a script ready to be used. We don’t want anyone to be ‘forgotten’ or left alone in this time.
Together, we will make it through this.
Psalm 27:13-14. I’m encouraged by these words from the Bible “I would have lost heart unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, so wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and He will strengthen your heart. Wait I say on the Lord”.
Kia tau ki a koutou, te atawhai me te rangimarie o te Atua.
To each of you, grace and peace from God,