The Bridge Church Family (Updated 3/30)
We are aware of all the news that is going on in our nation and world relating to the Coronavirus (Covid-19). The response to the crisis has been far reaching in nations across the world and in America, we see a huge swell of response to try and stop the “curve” of the virus.
On Monday March 16th and since then President Trump/CDC/States/Cities have asked that all groups of 10 or more people not meet - the proposed timeline was 15 days and that has now been extended. While this is currently a recommendation when it comes to churches in Tucson, we are seeing it implemented in most other sectors.
The staff at The Bridge has been paying attention to all of this closely. We have prayed, met, discussed, and researched this topic. We are very fortunate to have an M.D. on staff in BCC East’s Pastor Dr. Andy. He has been able to discuss this with many doctors and hospital staff. There are many opinions and numbers out there to look at. At this point in Pima County, there are not a large number of cases but people do assume that once testing gets ramped up those numbers will climb.
Ultimately we as a staff, as Christians, need to look at what God says.
Romans 13:1 - Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.
While not law, our governing authorities across the board are asking for our help for the good of the country and its people. This is short term. They have not asked us to suspend church for multiple months or a year. If that happened, we would then be running into a potential “Daniel” situation where the law went against God’s principles.
So, with that in mind, The Bridge will not be having weekend services, teens, and small groups that meet on campus. We will continue to monitor the situation and reevaluate.
We will be offering a teaching through video online on YouTube. We will provide a link through our social media pages each weekend. We will also put up other shorts and clips throughout the week. We will also start doing our ExL study live Wednesday nights, also from our YouTube page. (Click Here For Page & Subscribe)
We ask that you pray for our leaders in our nation. (I Timothy 2) We ask that you pray that wisdom is used when making decisions and not fear. Pray for our nation’s people. That through this difficult time they will see the need for a relationship with Christ.
Lastly, the staff at BCC wants to say thank you to all our people. We know how much you love our church and that this will be disappointing to many of you. We know it is for us. Thank you for your continued support and prayers and we look forward to all coming together soon!