APRIL 2, 2020 UPDATE FROM PASTOR REDLIN
Dear Campus Church Family,
What an exciting time to represent the name of Jesus Christ! Changes to our way of life are occurring so rapidly that it’s hard to process all that is happening or to know how these changes will impact us in the months ahead. Thankfully, our confidence continues to rest in the One Who never changes. That confidence allows us to be...
...stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58
As we continue to adapt to these changes, I want to express my ongoing confidence in the character of Campus Church. Continually, we have people who “step up” to help meet the needs of this church family. People are recording and producing services, preparing children’s lessons and teen services, caring for our shut-in’s, calling to express concern, sending cards and letters of encouragement, giving toward special projects, leading in worship, praying and loving and ministering to one another, and so much more. And, as God grants opportunity, look for creative ways to both show and share the love of Christ to those who are in need.
And, we are not only connecting to our own church family through live-streaming services and online resources, but we are reaching out far beyond as well. People from all over the world are finding hope in the reality of Jesus Christ. That is the message we must continually proclaim. You may have noticed our billboards around Pensacola that simply say, “find hope.” It truly is found in the person of Jesus Christ!
Campus Church, what a privilege it is to be a part of this church family. I love you, and eagerly anticipate the day when we will be “face to face” (instead of face to camera or screen) once again. But, until that day, may others know that we are well supplied in the One Who is our endless supply and that we have truly found hope!
APRIL 1, 2020 UPDATE
Due to the continued efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, we will be live-streaming all of our services through the end of April. Service Times are Sundays, 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Central Time. Live-streaming will begin about 10 minutes before the service time.
Watch our live-streaming services at:
All April church events and activities have been canceled. Our church office will remain open to receive your calls and emails. You can call us at (850) 479-6575 or email email@example.com with any questions you may have.
Continue to watch our website, Realm announcements, and follow us on Facebook page and Twitter for updated information.
MARCH 18, 2020 UPDATE FROM PASTOR REDLIN
Dear Campus Church Family,
Yesterday, I met with our staff for a planning meeting. Of course, the bulk of our time was given to address the pressing matters connected to the COVID-19 outbreak and the necessary adjustments resulting from it. While no one counted the number of times it was used, the word “unprecedented” was repeated often.
All throughout Scripture, we see unprecedented times where man was faced with circumstances that had never occurred in history. Global floods, national slavery, famine, and war are just some of the troubling, unprecedented events. Yet God was unmoved, unrattled, and undistracted. He was prepared, He had a plan, and His provision was both timely and sufficient. Even through the challenges of the day, God’s name was being exalted.
While we may be facing “unprecedented” times, we must remember that these days are known by God, and He is granting us new opportunities to trust, to grow, to be creative, and to make His name known by whatever means He makes available! What an exciting day!
Like you, I have no idea how long this unique period of time will last. But, we will continue to send out regular communications to keep you posted, and to provide resources for you and your families. You’ll see things on the “Downloads” page at CampusChurch.com/downloads that I trust you’ll find useful for you and your family.
For some time, Julie and I have given to Campus Church through online giving. If you haven’t considered doing so, now would certainly be a good opportunity. You can find instructions on how to set this up on our website. If you would prefer, you can certainly mail in your giving … I hear that still works!
As we transition to live streaming our services for the immediate future, please know that I am eagerly anticipating the opportunity to gather together, in person, as the body of Christ. In the meantime, I am deeply grateful for the opportunity for us to stay connected! I am anticipating that we will look back on this moment in our own history and see how God worked in unprecedented ways!
For now, let’s look for ways to advance the Gospel, to care for one another, to grow in Christ-likeness, and to live with a confident expectation, knowing that God is always up to something good!
I love you and am eager to be with you – both through live stream, and then again in person. Until then, may we be seen as the fully provisioned children of God, whose loving Father has anticipated all our needs, and granted us all our necessary supply!
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7
MARCH 17, 2020 UPDATE
In consideration of the public health concerns related to COVID-19, all of our in-person church events and activities are canceled for the immediate future. Beginning this Wednesday, March 18, all church services (Sunday morning, 10:15 am; Sunday evening, 6 pm; and Wednesday evening, 7 pm) will be lived streamed. You can watch live on our Facebook page or our website: CampusChurch.com/watchonline. We will resume our normal schedule of events and activities when it is appropriate to do so.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented time. We will do our best to keep you informed and connected. As always, please continue to show forth God’s love to others during these challenging days.