HOW TO ENAGE WITH THE WELL DURING COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, The Well's Sunday in-person gatherings, missional communities and in-person events will not be taking place until further notice. All of that is now online!
We have now launched online-only services too where you can watch and worship from your home at boulderwell.online.church every Sunday at 9 & 11 am.
We've also completely re-designed all the ways you can get care and connect with your community via online portals and our social media channels, so read up on it below.
People need hope and community during this time. The church offers the hope of Jesus every week through our distinct community. Being a church online for a time offers a great way for people in your life to visit a church for the first time anonymously.
We are doing our part every week to make sure people hear the gospel and the hope that's only found in Jesus. You can do your part by sending them a link to join you for church this Sunday!
Here's all the ways you can now engage with The Well weekly during COVID-19
Bi-monthly, we will hosting a church-wide prayer meeting digitally to pray for one another, our church, and the world. Our pastors and leaders will be leading the prayer meeting. We will be sharing a link for Zoom which is where we will have the prayer meeting through on social media channels and The Well Online for you jump on this video meeting.
ONLINE STARTING POINT, EVERY SUNDAY
Our Starting Point meeting will still be offered after online church on Sundays for new people that check out our church and would like to get to know someone at the church. This will happen over Zoom and a link will be posted in the online church chat at the end of the service. If you've invited someone new to our online Sunday gatherings, this a great direction to point them.
DAILY ONLINE DEVOTIONALS FROM LEADERS
Pastor Matt, Pastor Chase and more of our leaders and staff are sharing daily short devotional videos on The Well instagram account. Make sure you follow the account to see those and be equipped and encouraged in this time.
TAKE YOUR MC AND DIG ONLINE
Missional Communities can take advantage of Zoom and meet together as a group as much as they want. Zoom is a free web-conferencing video platform. You can also join via audio. We are encouraging each MC to still meet regularly with their group and share prayer and check in on one another. You can also use Zoom for Dig Groups.
GET PRAYER ONLINE FROM OUR PRAYER TEAM
We will be taking prayer requests at least weekly via Instagram. Be sure to follow our account to take advantage of prayer. It is definitely a season where we all need it. You can always get our prayer team engaged with any prayer request you need by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLLEGE, YOUTH AND KIDS SOCIAL DEVOTIONALS
Our College, Youth, and Kids Ministry leaders (Derek and Alyssa) will be sharing devotionals for their areas on CCB and social platforms. We want college students, youth, and kids to feel cared for, encouraged, and built up during this season of uncertainty. For families with Kids you can always access new content for you kids to worship and learn weekly here.
GET PASTORAL CARE & PRAYER 24/7
Our Pastors are still available to meet with people over Zoom for any pastoral care you need. They're also often live on Instagram weekly to answer any questions you have in the moment. So stay tuned there. If you would like a meeting with a pastor or other leader, just reach out to Maggie (email@example.com) and she'll make it happen.
Lastly, we have a Care Ministry where people can email opportunities to share with others and care for others tangibly during this challenging time. To reach out just email firstname.lastname@example.org. Will Rearick, one of our elder candidates, manages this ministry.
GIVE AND BE GENEROUS
We need your help! The mission that God has entrusted to the church continues on. And we have the opportunity to reach more people now more than ever through the online church experience. If you are able to give sacrificially, now is your time to shine. You can give through text using the image above to direct you. We would also encourage you who are able to give to continue giving and if you have not started giving, don't miss out on that spiritual discipline by using our online portal here.
Setting up a recurring donation helps us remain a stable force for the gospel in our context.
4 WAYS TO BE MISSIONAL IN COVID-19
1. Use social media strategically
Chances are your social feed is full of humorous corona virus memes of people complaining about social distancing, and a lot of headlines that bring fear and uneasiness. This is a great opportunity for you to use your social media influence to bring hope and encouragement. Instead of reposting news articles, utilize your social media to share encouraging scripture, articles, etc. Maybe take up to doing a regular devotional that is relevant to what everyone is going through during this time. Encouraging, missional content will stand out in a feed that is overwhelmingly fearful and depressing.
2. Prayer Walk Your Neighborhood
For now, people in our area have permission to still go outside and soak up the sun as long as we keep our distance from other people. Chances are daily that you are stir crazy enough to need to get out of the house at some point. While you're out walking the dog or walking the neighborhood take some time to pray for your neighbors. Pray for their health, their need for the gospel, and opportunities to come up to share with them when all of this passes.
3. Utilize NextDoor to Serve Your Neighbors
Try posting on nextdoor.com that you are willing to help your neighbors when a need arises. Maybe that looks like picking up some extra groceries or toilet paper to drop off on their porch. Maybe it looks like doing a quick project on the outside of their house that they are unable to do. Let your neighbors know you are there to serve them and pray for them during this time.
4. Play Dates for the Kids on Zoom
Zoom can be used for far more than meetings with your co-workers. Why not invite some kids in the neighborhood to play with your kids on Zoom. It's a great way for them to stay in touch with their neighborhood friends. They can play board games together, read books together, or even just have fun swapping jokes back and forth. Bonus: Your neighbors will probably love you for giving them a break from parenting responsibilities for a few minutes!
WE LOVE THIS CHURCH
We are so thankful for this church. During this season of increased isolation, don't let the enemy get you down. The church shines during seasons of hardship. We are the presence of the living God in this world. Reach out to someone. Share your need with God and others. Practice vulnerability with others. Find joy and peace from God because our world is definitely not offering it right now. We are praying for you.