MESSAGE FROM STEVE CHICK TO ALL AT HOPE CHURCH
I am writing on behalf of the Elders following the Government advice late yesterday afternoon which is clear and unequivocal about stopping all non-essential meetings and gatherings.
We have made it clear in recent weeks that we will be following Government advice.
In view of this I believe the right thing is for us to suspend all church meetings with immediate effect.
This situation is unprecedented but in the context of what the Government has advised there is no other option.
We are working to put in place new ways to bring biblical truth, provoke faith and stir up worship and prayer in what is uncharted territory for us as a church. We will be endeavouring to communicate well with you all in the coming days. Please be looking online for updates from us as to how we intend doing this.
As another Newfrontiers church leader recently said, “For years, the church in the West has measured it’s health by the number of people it gathers on a Sunday. Jesus’ barometer of health was different. Do you love one another? In the coming months, with all that we are facing, we’ll need to re-discover what this really means.”
These days may be challenging but they also give us opportunities for the gospel.
Please continue to seek God and pray.
With much love and grace,
On behalf of all the Elders