IN THE MIDST OF FEAR,
WE LEAN ON GOD’S PERFECT LOVE.
Church for the Nations • June 10, 2020 • 5:00pm
STARTING SUNDAY, JUNE 14 WE WILL REOPEN OUR SANCTUARY FOR WORSHIP SERVICES.
We can’t wait to see you again for in-person services. Our desire is that you feel comfortable coming back to your church home as we celebrate Jesus together as a family. As your health and safety is a top priority, we have introduced new measures for worship services outlined below.
We are so grateful for the technology which has allowed us to stay connected through digital media and social networks. Our Online Campus is now more reliable, more engaging, and available on more platforms than ever before. We will keep these improvements going forward.
If you do not feel well or have been in contact with someone with COVID symptoms within the last 14 days, we encourage you to stay home and continue to connect with us online.
Here are some of the steps we’re taking to meet our families’ needs:
We will sanitize the sanctuary between all services (including Sunday AM)
Sanitizing stations will be located in each lobby
Face masks are optional to wear
We will do our best to encourage space between pews and families during service
We will still have generosity time to allow for members to give during service but we will not pass offering containers
Offering drop boxes are located in each lobby
Envelopes are located next to the drop boxes or in the pews
Other touchless giving options are always available at cftn.com/give
After service congregating will be directed outside the sanctuary
Online services will continue to have hosts available to connect and pray with you
Our Family Room and Nursing Room are available during this transition
We know you are anxious to have your children re-engage as well. We plan to reopen kids and youth ministries on Sunday, July 5. Please mark your calendars and pray for our teams as we secure the best environment for your children moving forward. In the meantime, please continue to utilize the resources in the CFTN app under the Students tab.
Church for the Nations • May 23, 2020 • 9:00am
We are excited to announce the plan to reopen the CFTN Central Campus beginning Sunday, June 14. For the past two months, we have used our closed campus doors to make some major updates to our facilities, and we have had the privilege to connect with many of you during online services, prayer calls, and direct messages. June 14 marks a new beginning. We are eager to see you again for in-person service, while keeping your health and safety a top priority.
Of course, if you aren't comfortable yet returning, do not feel well, or have been in contact with someone with symptoms within the last 14 days, we encourage you to stay home and connect with us online. The improvements we have made to our online interaction will continue for your convenience. We will outline our plan more in-depth in the coming weeks to give you a clear understanding of what to expect when you come back to the sanctuary. Until then, mark your calendar for Sunday, June 14.
Church for the Nations • May 16, 2020 • 6:30pm
Hey CFTN Family, I wanted to give a report on where we're at concerning the timeline for us regathering as a church. First of all, let me share how much Mary and I, and our entire church staff MISS YOU! We literally can't wait until we can worship and fellowship together again!
During this unexpected season, we decided to take advantage of the church campus being closed to do several large projects. The first being to put in solar-paneled, shaded covering for a large portion of our parking lot. This project will create hundreds of shaded parking spaces while also greatly reducing our electric bill.
We are also replacing the roofing over our sanctuary (it leaks badly which has caused extensive damage).
Thirdly, we've begun the installation of a campus-wide, high tech video security system. The truly amazing thing about all three of these important projects is that they were almost entirely FREE! We are now preparing our physical campus as well as our church staff and volunteers to create a safe and comfortable environment for our church family.
We will be incorporating the recommended guidelines for public services. This will happen in a few weeks, possibly as early as June. (UPDATES TO FOLLOW) Thank you so much for your PRAYERS, PATIENCE, and PARTNERSHIP that truly makes CFTN a wonderful, world-class family of believers! God Bless!
You are so loved, Pastors Mike & Mary
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Pastor Mike has stated that CFTN will continue to meet until the government says we can’t. Regretfully, we received that notice on Sunday. We are choosing to honor our government leaders’ requests to cancel large gatherings. That said, Church for the Nations is moving to online-only services until further notice.
We must remember that the church is not a building; it’s the people. That means wherever you are, you can have church. Although we aren’t meeting in person, we won’t stop meeting. So join us online, take part in the discussion, and start a watch party with friends and family. We are committed to making every service—along with our awesome team—easy to access.
As information surrounding coronavirus is rapidly changing, check this page for official updates. Allow us to assure you what’s not changing. We still believe the name of Jesus is greater than fear, chaos, or COVID-19. We are still covering our cities, nation, and world in prayer for healing and safety in these uncertain times. We will continue washing our hands, not neglecting our call to wash each others’ feet. We are still reaching out to serve the least, last, and lost. We are still imperfect people turning the world upside down through God’s perfect love.
Church for the Nations • March 12, 2020 • 5:00pm
With growing uncertainty surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), the opportunity to demonstrate the boldness of Jesus to the world is also increasing. We see no reason to worry, but we want to let you know how we’re moving forward.
HERE’S WHERE WE STAND
- We will continue to Reach, Train, and Send.
Our plan is to continue our weekend and midweek services as usual and our doors remain open to you and your family. Edit: see update above. As ambassadors of Christ, we have always been a refuge for those needing a genuine encounter with Jesus and now we get to show that even more.
- The attitude of Jesus is our goal.
We have put our trust in the One who carries peace to the storm, freedom to the bound, and comfort to the troubled. Jesus was not swayed by the opinions of man but led by serving those around Him. We are following His lead by shining our light in our homes, jobs, schools, city, and nation with love, courage, boldness, and humility.
- We will not be silent or afraid.
We do not neglect the soundness of mind, so we are carefully following reliable sources to stay alert but not alarmed. Though the world may react to COVID-19 with hysteria, we believe in a name greater than any other and will stand in what we believe. We have not been called to escape the world but to point it to Jesus.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
We’re asking you to remain wise when it comes to physical contact during in-person gatherings. Instead of handshakes and high-fives, try a verbal greeting with a wave.
If you are feeling sick or need to stay home during service, we’ve got you covered. We are increasing support for our Online Campus and Facebook Live streams. You can also watch anywhere via our CFTN app.
We have committed to rigorous cleaning of our facilities including Kid Nation, the sanctuary, restrooms, and lobbies.
We are stocked with soap in all restrooms and hand sanitizer in our high-traffic areas. We encourage you to wash your hands frequently and cover any coughs or sneezes with a tissue.
Our experience team will be cleaning during and between all services.
We’ve made this page to keep you up to date with any changes that might need to be communicated in the future.
At CFTN, we are witnessing imperfect people turning the world upside down through God’s perfect love. Let’s continue to love our city, nation, and world like Jesus by praying for God’s healing, protection, and power over the earth today.