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Coronavirus Response Update

Church family,

Our staff and Church Council continue to closely monitor the Coronavirus pandemic and prayerfully consider the best way for our church to respond. We want you to know that we are asking God’s guidance on how we can combine faithfulness to God in our ministries while also protecting our people, community, and world. 

Worship services and all other events cancelled (or moved online) for the foreseeable future:

With the State of Emergency declared by Dallas County and its ban on large gatherings of people, we are canceling all in-person church activities, including the VRBC Weekday Preschool, for the foreseeable future.

While we are sad we will not be gathering together in person, we do have lots of great opportunities for you to continue to Worship, Grow, Serve and Invite, and to stay connected to the church family!  See below for details.

We know this is an anxious time. As someone has said, we want to PRAY and PREPARE but not PANIC. Remember the words of 2 Timothy 1:7  – For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. Let’s pray for one another as God encourages and strengthens us in the coming days.

WORSHIP

Live Streaming Information

Even though we can’t be together, we will still have the opportunity to worship on Sunday mornings! At 9:30 and 11:00 am every Sunday, we will stream a worship experience that you can share online at home. You can access the live stream by clicking here. We encourage you to try out the chat feature to say hello to other VRBCers who are worshipping with you, and you can also use the prayer room feature to pray privately with a pastor during the service. Note: if you can’t watch right at 9:30 or 11:00, that’s ok. You can start watching any time after the service begins.

Online Giving and VRBC Benevolence

Even though we won’t be physically together, we encourage you to continue your generous giving that allows us to make an impact in our community. You can give online at vrbc.net/give or on the VRBC app. You can also mail your contribution to Valley Ranch Baptist Church, 1501 East Belt Line Road, Coppell, Texas. 75019. If you need assistance with online giving, please contact the finance office at dblankenship@vrbc.net

We know that in this time of uncertainty, some may be struggling financially. If that’s the case for you or someone you know in the church, please let us know. We can connect you with our community ministry partners that provide great assistance, and with our deacons, who administer a benevolence program that serves regular attenders of VRBC. For more information, please email Amy Wilkins at awilkins@vrbc.net

For additional resources to assist you if your job or financial security have been negatively impacted, please click here

GROW

During this season, all adult Grow Groups will host their gatherings online using a platform called Zoom. This is a great way for us to continue to Dig, Build, and Train together even when we can’t be physically together! Your group leader will provide the details for your group, which will include a link to join your group’s Zoom meeting, and a 9-digit Meeting ID.

To prepare for your group, you’ll be able to access the sermon notes and Grow Group questions online at vrbc.net/live, or as always on the VRBC app, beginning each Friday.

SERVE

Even with all the restrictions in place right now, VRBCers are still finding creative ways to serve others. Have you found a way to serve yet? Check out our Serve page for new and updated serving opportunities that you can do from home or from a safe distance. If you’d like help finding your place to serve, contact Amy Wilkins or Arthur Mendes.

We know that several at VRBC have already lost jobs or income during this difficult time. We want to pray for you and to care for you. Please let us know by sending an email to care@vrbc.net

INVITE

Live-streaming our worship services now provides us with new opportunities to reach people who may never have walked through our doors before. We encourage you to invite others through word of mouth, email, or social media!

Share the Good News!

With the prevalence of so much bad news and ongoing uncertainty these days, many are more aware of their need for the peace and hope that comes from following Jesus. Be on the lookout for opportunities where the Holy Spirit might be leading you to share with someone about the difference following Jesus has made in your life!