COVID-19 UPDATE

7 Day Devo

(Day 1-7)

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7 Day Devo

(Day 8-14)

Friends at Mitchell Road,

 

I write to you today with great joy and expectation of what God will do. We have a theology that God is in control and sovereign. At the same time, crisis creates opportunity. I like the feeling that revival might be around the corner. That said, the opportunity is at hand. And so is future hardship. The economic impact will be, in my opinion, long-reaching. But God is sovereign. So let us pray and plan. May it be true for Christians what it says in the book of Esther “We were made for such a time as this!”

 

James 1 says, "2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways."

Don't forget our Core Values. Instead - live them out. They are incredibly meaningful today. 

 

  • Loving Community: to be a gathering of Christ-followers who deeply care for the church and all of Greenville, through service, mercy, compassion, teaching, accountability, and friendship.

  • (Jn. 13:31-35 ESV)

 

  • Hope-filled Discipleship: actively engaging in other's lives, teaching people to be disciples, and expecting God will do great work in evangelism & sanctification.

  • (Heb. 10:22-25 ESV)

 

  • Courageous Living: facing each situation with faith rather than fear because we serve a God who is providential and sovereign, and who calls us to live with joy in our work, recreation, and endeavors.

  • (Phil. 1:18-21 ESV)

 

  • Resting in Grace: seasoned in God's grace by preaching the gospel to ourselves and believing that Christ is sufficient for all our needs and desires while having an urgency in our pursuit of justice, fueled by a resting sense of Christ's sufficiency and power.

  • (2 Cor. 12:9-10 ESV)

 

Adjustments Due to COVID-19

  • Worship Services

  • Sunday morning worship will be streamed online at 8:45, 10, 11:15 for the next 2 weeks. (see below for Worship Streaming link, you will be directed to our YouTube Chanel, once the services are live it will be the first video on our channel)

  • We will update you with any changes to this plan

  • Work with your Community Group or Journey Group to arrange any viewing sessions

  • Essential staff and meetings only

  • Meetings with volunteers are limited to 10 on campus with the rest using conferencing.

  • No Journey Group, Bible Study or small groups on campus. Off-campus meetings are at the leader's discretion.

  • Community Groups over 10 we encourage not to meet but to use conferencing (Zoom/Skype/etc.) to connect weekly for sermon discussion, prayer.

  • Pastor's and Elders are working diligently during this time for counseling and prayer. Feel free to contact with any needs you may have at info@mitchellroad.org.

  • The New Members Class will hold its last three sessions in one day when we resume regular worship

  • Senior Adults: The Logos Theatre play on 4/9 is TBD, The Ladies Lunch on 4/30 is cancelled, The Tour of Hagood Mill on 5/14 is TBD

  • Engage The World: The refugee ministry day trip to Clarkston, Georgia, scheduled for 5/2, will be delayed until later this year. Prison ministry at Perry Correctional Institution in Pelzer is on hold until further notice.

  • Men's Retreat: TBD, we will be monitoring the situation

  • Youth Ministry: All events cancelled until 4/4, you will receive communication from the youth staff with updates

  • Music Ministry: There will be no choir rehearsals. 

  • Women's Ministry: Mentor Moms and PM Bible Studies are cancelled for the rest of the season

  • Re l Engage: will continue through Zoom meetings

 

Generosity

  • Now is time to give generously of yourself (serving others) and in support of Mitchell Road ministry. Two easy ways to give on-line:

  • Church App - Select Give (bottom right corner of the app), select “Click here to Give” next to our logo.

  • Church Website - Go to https://give.mitchellroad.org/ Scroll down the page.

  • App & Website - Log-in to give on a recurring schedule or with previously saved information. The Giving Opportunities page also has giving options. Click on the Give Now button next to the fund you choose to support.

  • You can also give by mail or via Bill Pay through your bank. Please reference the fund(s) on the memo line when you give using these methods.

 

 

Further Communication

  • Mercy Request – If you or your family are facing short-term needs (either financially or help with practical life issues), our Deacons are available to help. Fill out the on-line form on our website at https://www.mitchellroad.org/mercy 

As I just said in the video, Corrie Ten Boom says “there is no panic in heaven.” And beyond this, there is a chance now to live out the grace and mercy of Christ to each other. They will know we are Christians by our love. 

 

Pastorally, I’d like to say, some of you are hoarders. And I mean this in the kindest way. We have stored up grace, mercy, wisdom and truth for years by sitting at the feet of Christ. Well now, its time to share. Lets give out hope and joy liberally as we trust in a sovereign God. “This too shall pass.”

 

A Pastor and Friend,

 

Andy Lewis

864-268-2218

info@mitchellroad.org

207 Mitchell Road 

Greenville, SC 29615

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