how journey Point is Responding to The Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Amidst concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to let you know how Journey Point Church is responding.

Important UpdatE (3.13.2020)

As we continue to monitor the ongoing international response to the pandemic, we wanted to alert you to a change in our regular Sunday worship experience as we move our 10a.m. service exclusively online. Services can be streamed live by visiting live.journeypoint.org

Where Do we Go from Here?

That's a great question! As this virus continues to change the landscape of our culture today on a day-to-day basis, our team is prayerfully and thoughtfully taking everything into consideration and will make a decision on a week to week basis. We will not let this hold us back from community!

How Can i better Understand Covid-19?

Coronavirus is a type of virus that causes respiratory illness — an infection of the airways and lungs. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus. It is part of the same family of coronaviruses that includes the common cold. The coronavirus outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Since then, the virus has spread to other countries.

The most common early symptoms appear between 2 and 14 days after infection. Symptoms can be mild to severe. They include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention. Most people recover from the disease without needing special treatment.

Like many other viruses, the coronavirus (COVID-19) seems to spread from person-to-person through a cough, sneeze, or kiss. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the risk in the U.S. is still low. They will update this status regularly on their website at cdc.gov/coronavirus. You can also find more information from the World Health Organization.

How Can i better Understand Covid-19?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is yet one more reminder that we live in a fallen world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. Ultimately, none of us are immune to any of these things. But that’s why the gospel is such good news. God has not left us alone in this world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. He has come to us in the person of Jesus. The greatest news in all the world is that Jesus lived a life with no sin, died on a cross to pay the price for our sin, and rose from the grave in victory over sin and death. Now anyone anywhere who turns from their sin and trusts in Jesus will be forgiven of all their sin and restored to a relationship with God forever. That means that through Jesus, we never have to fear sickness or death because we know we have eternal life with God.

If you do not know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to put your faith in Jesus. And if you do know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to share your faith in Jesus with others. Times like these remind us all of the fragility of life and the inevitability of death. So let’s spread the greatest news that death has been defeated and eternal life is available to all who trust in Jesus.

In addition to trusting in Jesus and sharing about Jesus with others, here are some other ways you can respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19):

Trust in God as the good and sovereign Creator and Sustainer of life upon whom we all depend.

Pray for mercy for the sick, strength for doctors, insight for researchers, and wisdom for officials.

Look for opportunities to love and care for others, whether they are sick, isolated, marginalized, poor, or oppressed.

Continue to faithfully give financial offerings online HERE or by mail so that the ministry of the church thrives all the more in the midst of difficult days

Reflect often on the brevity of life, the urgency of eternity, and the beauty of the gospel.