by the Elder Team
We are continuing to develop plans for restarting on-site worship gatherings! In the video above, Abraham, Will, and Gami share more details on our plan moving forward as well as some of the values and intent behind the decisions being made.
- We have added a "Gather Plan" webpage to provide with you the most current details as plans continue to develop in the weeks ahead: ksbc.net/covid19.
- As we prepare to restart on-site worship gatherings, we would highly value your feedback on a few key questions. Please take this survey to share your input.
- We realize you may have some questions you would like answered. All six elders will participate on a live Zoom call next Wednesday, May 13, at 7:00 pm as part of the weekly Prayer Meeting. If you would like to send a question ahead of time, please email that to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key updates from the video:
- We have determined to offer a live stream worship gathering from the Kossuth auditorium starting this Sunday, May 10, at 10:30 am.
- Beginning May 31, we plan to begin offering two on-site worship gatherings at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. At that time, the live stream will shift to 11:00 am.
- These worship gatherings will be limited to about 100 people each in the auditorium. We covet your input via this survey to help us know how to prepare. We may need to request sign-ups and set up overflow areas in order to prevent having to turn anyone away due to capacity limits.
- While we are planning to restart on-site worship gatherings on May 31, we will not be opening the nursery, children's classes, or connection hour classes until a later date. Please reference our "Gather Plan" webpage for our tentative timeline.
- Beginning this weekend, community groups, discipleship groups, and other Kossuth ministries that are currently meeting online can consider moving to in-person meetings at their discretion. It will be up to each group to determine their level of comfort with in-person meetings and whether to continue meeting online or to meet at a park, in a yard, or in a home. Groups that choose to meet in-person are encouraged to follow recommended social distancing guidelines.
We realize you may have some questions you would like answered. All six elders will participate on a live Zoom call next Wednesday, May 13, at 7:00 pm as part of the weekly Prayer Meeting. If you would like to send a question ahead of time, please email that to email@example.com.
As an elder team, we want to thank you for your prayers and patience during this time. We know it has been a tough season to navigate. We also realize there is a wide spectrum of responses: some think this plan is too slow and others too fast. We get that. It’s not a moral issue; there isn’t a right or wrong here as far as the plan. But there is a right or wrong in how you respond, especially to those with different opinions.
We want to encourage you to love one another well during this season in a spirit of humility, giving preference to one another as Christ calls you to. The sermon this Sunday will address this topic, so we leave you with these words of Scripture from 1 Corinthians 13:
"Love is patient and kind… it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful… Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."
We love you and look forward to seeing you soon!
The Elder Team