CHURCH ONLINE (CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE)

As everyone now understands, these are unprecedented times.  All of us are making changes and adjustments to our lifestyles as we adjust to the guidelines we have been given to socially distance ourselves, and do what we can to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.  


Our church staff and board have been reviewing our mission, vision, core values and ministry strategy and asking how we continue to be the body of Christ and advance the mission of God as we fulfill our mission to, “Prayerfully Connect People With Christ in Community." 

 

We are reminded that the church is not a building.  The church is the people of God sent on the mission of God, sharing the gospel, making disciples, serving others and living lives of worship. 

 

For the immediate future we will not be gathering in person.  We will be taking the following measures to continue to worship, stay connected, grow in Christ and worship Him.

  • ONLINE GATHERINGS

    We will meet online on Sundays at 10:30 AM and on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM.  Our Sunday gathering will be around 45 minutes long and we will aim for a 30 minute gathering on Wednesdays.  The platform for all of these will be Facebook Live.  You can join the streams at facebook.com/conwaynazarene.  You do not need to have a Facebook profile to access the live stream; it is open to anyone that would like to join.  You are also able to share this stream and invited others, as well. We’ve had great success with our first two gatherings and are finding that although this isn’t our preferred, ideal, or familiar method of gathering, it has been successful in helping us continue to worship, grow in the Word, and interact with each other. 

  • ONLINE GROUPS

    We are currently working with our discipleship groups, Sunday School classes, and Connect Groups to offer virtual gatherings via a platform called Zoom.  We do not know yet if this will be a viable option for all of our groups, but we are optimistic.  

    If you are already a part of one of these groups, you should be hearing from your teacher/leader.  If you are not currently a part of any existing groups, you can email Pastor Tim at tim@conwaynazarene.com and ask to be added to a new forming online group.

  • CN KIDS ONLINE

    Pastor Jackie has been working hard to continue our ministry to the children of our church. She will be communicating with parents and posting content for our kids and their families on the CN KIDS FACEBOOK page.  If you are not already a member of that group, you can email Pastor Jackie at jackie@conwaynazarene.com to be added.  This will require you to have a Facebook account. 

  • CN STUDENTS ONLINE

    Pastor Kent and our CN STUDENTS Intern, Caleb Bullington, have been exploring ways to connect with our students and allow them to stay in touch with each other.  They have developed a CN Students GroupMe where Caleb will be sharing scripture and links to helpful resources. Caleb will also use this platform to encourage and pray for our middle school–high school students. A note to parents; our students may need your help accessing this and getting things set up.  If you have questions or need help, please contact Pastor Kent at kent@conwaynazarene.com.

  • MEETING NEEDS

    We know that needs both in our church and in our community will be abundant in the days and weeks ahead. We are working hard to identify the needs that exist and do what we can to #closethegap and meet those needs.  We are working on creating a form that can be submitted through our website for people in our congregation to request help. The same form is available for those who would like to lend a hand.  

    You can share a need or sign up to help BY CLICKING HERE

  • ONLINE GIVING

    Despite our limitations on gathering in person the needs of the church continue as we strive to serve our congregation and community, advance the mission of God and #closethegap.  You can learn more about various methods of giving at: conwaynazarene.com/give.