Regretfully, but at the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and our federal and state leaders, the Elders have decided that not having a worship service at our church this Sunday would be in the best interest of our Community Bible Church family.
However, Jordan Knight is still seeking God’s guidance in preparing a message, and we are working on the best ways to move forward with an online service. Please stay tuned for more details on how we will deliver that service to you.
In the meantime, you can continue to be faithful in the following ways:
1. Pray
     — For your church family and their needs. Ask for God’s direction in ways that you can reach out and serve others who may be in need at this uncertain and unsettling time. To steal the eloquent phrasing we saw from another church, “We might need to do ‘social distancing,’ but we don’t have to do ‘soul distancing.'”
     — For your church leadership and volunteers who need wise counsel in leading Community Bible Church, our youth, and our servant and community groups.
     — For our future pastor and his family to feel the call to lead us. God has a plan for our church and his pastor. We remain confident in his perfect plan and perfect timing for this to come together.
2. Give
     — your time and talents to those in need. At this time, we intend to move forward with plans for Serve Sunday on March 29. The focus of the day is on some of our church family members who need work done at their homes, but we also will be writing notes of encouragement, which may be more important now than at any other of our Serve Sunday events. Because these servant opportunities can be done at a social distance and in groups of fewer than 10 people, we want to be faithful to God’s call to be the “church scattered,” not the “church gathered.” You can contact the church or the Elders (see below) to sign up.
     — to your church, even when not attending in person. Our needs and services continue, so seek God’s wisdom in your financial gifts. You can give online through the church website and through our app or mail your giving to the church.
3. Be faithful
     — by staying in God’s word. What more truth and encouragement do we need than what the Lord provides through the Bible? Just a few examples:
  • Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God;[a] believe also in me. (John 14: 1) 
  • Rejoice in the Lord always; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4: 4, 6-7)
  • Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5: 6-7)
Remaining faithful in His word and His will, in humble servititude to you all, your Elders,
Jeff Putnam, chairman
Henry Combs, vice-chairman
Myron Miller, treasurer
Brad Bennewitz, secretary