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March 23, 2020 Update
The Pastoral Leadership would like to provide an update on the following important points:
Sunday March 22 our LIVE STREAM worship service was received very well by all viewers. We are so thankful and blessed to have such a GREAT Production/Tech team to help us with our live stream broadcast. We had 464 live stream participants join us in worship this past Sunday. Praise The Lord! If you or anyone you know would like to join us via Live Stream please go to www.northshelbybaptist.org. We will be live streaming worship this Sunday March 29, 2020 at 10:15am. We have added a tab to the webpage for visitors to register their visit with us and for anyone to share a prayer request with us.
- Bible Study
Discipleship, Bible Study and Small Group ministry were alive and well this past Sunday! We had well over 100 participate in various bible studies and small groups utilizing an online platform called ZOOM. We hosted both Adult Groups and Student Groups through this platform. Our Children’s Ministry also provided cool video resources throughout the week for kids to do at home. For information on how you can get connected to a small group or any of these resources, contact Jon Jeffries by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Church Office News
We are monitoring the COVID19 situation daily. Our desire is to maintain all of our ministry connections throughout this unprecedented time while we also take reasonable precautions for our staff and their families. As of Monday afternoon, all administrative staff are working from home. Pastoral Staff have also been encouraged to work from home as much as possible. We are still maintaining a very small and limited presence in the office. However, we are asking anyone with a need to call the church instead of coming by. Your call will still be answered. Ministry happens even through difficult times like these and we want you to know that we are available and will respond. We are managing the day to day operational needs of our buildings and campus. We are making efforts to reduce expenses wherever possible in order to be good stewards of all North Shelby resources. And finally, we want to encourage you to GIVE. This is a difficult time we are living in. We want to see the church thrive through this time. Giving is an important and vital part of our worship unto God. We’ve tried to make GIVING easy through our website. We encourage you to be faithful in giving to support the work of the church during this time.
March 20, 2020 Update
The Pastoral Leadership along with the Church Growth and Health Team gathered for a special meeting Wednesday March 19 to discuss the next steps related to North Shelby Baptist Church services and ministries. We discussed the church schedule through March 29. All church activities have been postponed or cancelled. The church office remains open but with limited access from visitors. We are asking that people call or email the church with questions. Our office staff is on a very limited rotation schedule. Some are working from home. The pastoral staff will continue to be available to minister to those who have need. We will be live streaming worship services on Sunday March 22 and 29 through the church website and Facebook. Our education and discipleship staff are exploring various ways to keep people connected through home study guides, videos and other resources. We would like to encourage as many as possible utilize REALM to receive updates and maintain connections. We are also using Facebook, Text Messages, Email and phone calls and encouraging everyone to check on the elderly and others as necessary. On March 29 an assessment will be made about the coming weeks.
March 18, 2020 Update
The North Shelby Pastoral leadership along with the Finance Committee want to take a moment to encourage you about staying plugged in with your church family. It is vital, as believers, to stay plugged in with our church family especially during times of crisis. Even though there is uncertainty all around, church and ministry are still happening. We are monitoring events daily. We are also looking for ways to continue to stay connected with church members as well. It is during times like this that the church has the opportunity to shine the Light of God most brightly to those all around. Additionally, it is during times like these that creative opportunities for us to minister to each other are discovered and utilized.
In light of all that is going on, we would like to encourage you to STAY PLUGGED IN by committing to the following things as a church:
- Reach out to your church friends via Realm, email or phone call. We may not be able to meet face to face right now but maintaining personal connection is so important. If you need help logging in to Realm please contact Leigh at NSBC by emailing Leigh@northshelbybaptist.org
- Pray for your NSBC friends, leaders and staff. Billy Graham once said that prayer is the believers greatest weapon during times of crisis. God is still alive and working in our midst. The church is strong. North Shelby has been blessed and we want to continue to be a blessing to all that we can for as long as we are able.
- Stay plugged in by continuing to support the work of the church through tithes and offerings. North Shelby offers numerous ways for people to give.
- Give through REALM. Now is a Great Time to get your profile set up through Realm. Contact Leigh at Leigh@northshelbybaptist.org
- Give through the church website. Visit www.northshelbybaptist.org and click on the GIVE tab at the top of the page.
- GIVE by text. Text NSBC to 73256 and follow the directions
- Give by mailing your gift to 4100 Belcher Drive, Birmingham Alabama 35242
These are important times in the life of our church and community and we want to rise to the occasion to shine brightly for Christ. Also, please remember to join us March 22 and March 29 for worship via LIVE STREAMING by visiting www.northshelbybaptist.org
Finally, we want to exhort you to take heart! These times we are living in come as no surprise to God! The Pastoral Staff are continuing to minister to people on a daily and weekly basis as we seek to love God, love one another and share Jesus with the world. We at North Shelby want to seek to continue to shed the light of the Gospel to everyone through this current crisis. Psalm 28:7 says that the Lord is our Strength and Shield. God is our Protector and Hope! Please continue to be supportive by praying for our church and staff…By reaching out to others through calls, text, email etc…and by staying plugged in with your support to all God is and will be doing at North Shelby Baptist Church.