PASTOR'S UPDATE ON RE-ENTERING THE CHURCH BUILDING
COVID-19 Update from Pastor Ed. Our guiding principles for reopening are Wisdom and Safety. As we look forward with anticipation to gathering together in person again, let's begin praying earnestly for revival in our hearts and for salvations in our community.
Redemption Church exists to glorify Jesus Christ by making disciples in South Alabama, America, and the World.
We do this by:
Engaging Lostness, Making Disciples and Deploying Leaders
What we need to know is that there is nothing in this crisis that should prohibit us from reaching this goal, even while in the midst of the storm. The times we find ourselves in are truly unprecedented. There are many ways to describe them. What is undeniable is that this is a culture-altering event which requires our serious attention and our clear communication. There is real fear and concern all around us. We are monitoring this situation from day to day and seeking to make the wise decision each day. We cannot know the future, but Jesus makes it plain that we trust Him in this day. The last thing we want to do is worry and be anxious about tomorrow. This is a moment to rediscover and to share our hope in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 3:15, "But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,"
It is critical that, as this crisis changes and develops, that we are careful. We, the leadership of the church, want to do everything possible to ensure the safety of every member of our congregation.
We do not allow this crisis to isolate us from each other, from the needy around us, or from the Lord. We need each other and we are far better together than we are apart. If there was ever a time that proves that we were made for each other it is now.