Pursuing Our Mission in this Season
West Shore Free Church is called to “Seeking the good of the West Shore and beyond through deep truth, deep lives, and deep love for the glory of Christ.” In order to pursue that mission during the COVID-19 pandemic, WSFC leadership seeks to apply these scriptural principles as we make decisions and plans for our programs and gatherings…
LOVE THE LORD
· Demonstrate our ultimate faith, hope, and trust in the Lord (Matt 6:25-34)
· Seek still waters and green pastures of spiritual nourishment from the Lord (Ps 23:1-3)
· Honor our God-ordained authorities when it does not conflict with obedience to the Lord (Rom 13:1-7; Eph 1:22-23)
· Maintain a witness in our community that causes people to glorify the Lord (1 Pet 2:12-17)
LOVE ONE ANOTHER
· Meet regularly to encourage one another (Heb 10:24-25)
· Grow our capacity to sacrifice for and honor one another (Rom 14)
· Maintain unity in the Spirit with one another (1 Cor 13:4-7; Eph 4:1-3; Col 3:14-15)
· Fight our spiritual battle with evil, rather than one another (Eph 6:10-18)
LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS
· Communicate our trust in the Lord to our neighbors (Ps 40:1-5)
· Demonstrate our love and care for our neighbors (Lk 10:25-37; Rom 13:8-10)
· Share the hope, peace, and freedom of the Gospel with our neighbors (Matt 5:15-16)
· Seek to meet the physical and emotional needs of our neighbors (Jer 29:7)
Current Status of Church Gatherings:
Last Updated: November 25, 2020
In light of the increasing spread of COVID-19 in our region, West Shore Free Church will pursue the following course of action to love the Lord, love one another, and love our neighbors:
We will continue to provide weekly onsite and online worship opportunities, which include Awesome Adventure classes, A-Team class, and student ministry on Sundays. (Please Note: These worship gatherings will continue to require social distancing and face coverings throughout the entirety of each gathering for all attendees, unless medically exempt.)
We will continue to encourage LifeGroups to meet at their own discretion, including virtual gatherings.
As we navigate this season of change, we will seek to encourage one another through video devotionals posted on our website and social media throughout December.
Starting Nov 27, we will postpone or transition other church activities to virtual gatherings. Ministries will contact you directly with more information about specific programs and events as soon as they are able to finalize their plans.
Although this has been a year of hardship, let’s choose to praise the Lord for his many blessings. As Abraham Lincoln reminded us in his Thanksgiving Proclamation in the midst of the Civil War:
“The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.”
We trust that the Lord is using this time to awaken hearts to himself and that we will continue to join him in this work.
Seeking the Good of the West Shore and beyond for the glory of Christ,