Family Resources for Sunday, 5/24

We want to provide you with ways to move into a MORE dynamic relationship with Jesus. We have resources for every age level in your family, from toddlers all the way through the adults in your home.

Below are resources that you can share as a family, based on age level. You’ll see a video that your children/students are familiar with each week in their environment at BCC.

Launch (Birth-Pre-K)  – Video – The King and the Kingdom

Konnect (Kindergarten-Grade 4) – Video – Worship Week 3

Loop (Grades 5 & 6) – Video – Life of Worship Week 3

Switch (Grades 7-12) – Video – What To Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

Adults 

Hey BCC-

At Brevard Community Church, we believe that the Church is far more than a building or piece of property.  For the last 10 weeks we have adjusted our “normal” by meeting through technology on Sunday’s in order to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ as well as worship corporately in our homes.  We have been together in spirit but in separate locations.  This reminds me of Paul’s words to the Colossians.

“For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.” Colossians 2:5 NIV

The Word of God shares an amazing history of how the Church continued to grow, encourage, and share the Gospel even in difficult circumstances.  I believe we are called to do the very same today!  Whether we are meeting as individual families in our homes online, Life Groups throughout the area, or Community Care Groups serving those in our county, God’s power is not diminished in His Commission and Commandment for those that follow Him.  Whether we meet in stadiums, or gather in small groups of 2-3 people, Jesus has promised to be among us! 

As many of you know the State of North Carolina has been slowly progressing through Phase 1 of the reopening process.  For the last 2 weeks we have been looking forward to the Phase 2 updates so that we can review possible changes to gatherings on campus.  Governor Cooper announced Wednesday during a press conference that Phase 2 will take effect this Friday, May 22, at 5:00 p.m.  Although there will be some reduction in restrictions for certain businesses, the Governor stated that the trends they are monitoring to make these restriction decisions suggest a more cautious than expected Phase 2 start.  BCC will be adhering and following all the recommendations from authorities for public safety and health.  I believe God’s Word is clear that we are called to comply and follow these recommendations to show and share the love of Christ.      

I also want to address the recent decision by a Federal Court Judge in North Carolina, which allows churches to meet as exempt from the Governor’s recommendations.  Although it has been deemed “allowed” per the initial ruling on this lawsuit, Brevard Community Church chooses to comply with the Governor’s outlined recommendations and will continue to hold Online Services for the duration of Phase 2. 

Please know that the entire staff is anxiously awaiting the time when we will be able to gather in larger groups again!  In the meantime, I believe we have been given an opportunity to seek creative and innovative ways to be witnesses to God’s love and salvation to those that are lost and in need.   I have heard many stories of life change during these last 10 weeks, and want to encourage each of you (as you are safely able) to join one of the GROUPS that are actively meeting within the safety recommendations given.  Be sure to look for additional updates and opportunities to gather, as well as ways to serve our community. Consider joining a Group, searchable on our Groups Finder, and our Community Care Group to receive weekly updates and opportunities.
 
I want to publicly applaud all of our front-line workers, who have been carrying burdens most of us cannot imagine. Thank you for your dedication, your faithfulness, and your sacrifices over these last few months.  Our prayers and hearts continue to go out to those that have experienced suffering due to this crisis, and I know that is why Jesus enlisted the local church to be actively moving in sharing His love to our neighbors. I would encourage you to reach out to us via the Online Care Card  or directly via phone at 828.884.5932 if we can care for you in any way. 

Be sure to join us at 9 & 11 a.m. this Sunday as we kick off our new series live on Facebook, titled “The Good Work“, where we will learn how Nehemiah responded to his own calling and how we can change our own world by leaning into the unique calling that God has put in front of each of us.

Let’s Move as we follow Him! 

Ryan Sisney
Interim Lead Pastor
ryan@brevardcommunity.org
828.884.5932

Family Resources for Sunday, 5/17

We want to provide you with ways to move into a MORE dynamic relationship with Jesus. We have resources for every age level in your family, from toddlers all the way through the adults in your home.

The Talk It Over Guide helps facilitate a discussion as a follow up to the message you’ll hear at each age-level. The Daily Quiet Time provides an opportunity to connect with God through a devotional and Bible reading each day.

Below are resources that you can share as a family, based on age level. You’ll see a video that your children/students are familiar with each week in their environment at BCC.

What a great opportunity to share these resources together!

Launch (Birth-Pre-K)  – Video – A Baby and a Bush

Konnect (Kindergarten-Grade 4) – Video – Worship Week 2

Loop (Grades 5 & 6) – Video – Life of Worship Week 2

Switch (Grades 7-12) – Video – Love/Hate – Week 3

Adults 

    Family Resources for Sunday, 5/10

    Below are resources that you can share as a family, based on age level. You’ll see a video that your children/students are familiar with each week in their environment at BCC.

    What a great opportunity to share these resources together!

    Launch (Birth-Pre-K)  – Video – A Baby and a Bush

    Konnect (Kindergarten-Grade 4) – Video – Worship Week 1

    Loop (Grades 5 & 6) – Video – Life of Worship Week 1

    Switch (Grades 7-12) – Video – Love/Hate – Week 2

    Adults 

    Family Resources for Sunday, 5/3

    Below are resources that you can share as a family, based on age level. You’ll see a video that your children/students are familiar with each week in their environment at BCC.

    What a great opportunity to share these resources together!

    Launch (Birth-Pre-K)  – Video – The First Sin

    Konnect (Kindergarten-Grade 4) – Video – Grow Up

    Loop (Grades 5 & 6) – Video – Outside the Zone Week 4

    Switch (Grades 7-12) – Video – Love/Hate – Week 1

    Adults 

    If you have any questions, email us at info@brevardcommunity.org. 

    Family Resources for Sunday, 4/26

    Below are resources that you can share as a family, based on age level. You’ll see a video that your children/students are familiar with each week in their environment at BCC.

    What a great opportunity to share these resources together!

    Launch (Birth-Pre-K)  – Video – It is Finished

    Konnect (Kindergarten-Grade 4) – Video – Grace • Week 4

    Loop (Grades 5 & 6) – Video – Outside the Zone

    Switch (Grades 7-12) – Video – I Have Questions – Anxiety

    Adults 

    Family Resources for Sunday, 4/19

    Below are resources that you can share as a family, based on age level. You’ll see a video that your children/students are familiar with each week in their environment at BCC.

    What a great opportunity to share these resources together!

    Launch (Birth-Pre-K)  – Video – A Happy Sunday

    Konnect (Kindergarten-Grade 4) – Video – Grace • Week 3

    Loop (Grades 5 & 6) – Video – Outside the Zone

    Switch (Grades 7-12) – Video – Happy Easter – Week 3

    Adults 

     

    Family Resources for Sunday, 4/12

    Launch (Birth-Pre-K)  – Video – A Happy Sunday

    Konnect (Kindergarten-Grade 4) – Video – Join us for the Easter Eggstravanganza on FB LIVE, 5PM Sunday 4/12

    Loop (Grades 5 & 6) – Video – Join us for the Easter Eggstravanganza on FB LIVE, 5PM Sunday 4/12

    Switch (Grades 7-12) – Video – Happy Easter – Week 2

    Adults 

    Family Resources for Sunday, 4/5

    Launch (Birth-Pre-K)  – Video – It is Finished

    Konnect (Kindergarten-Grade 4) – Video – Grace

    Loop (Grades 5 & 6) – Video – Outside the Zone

    Switch (Grades 7-12) – Video – Happy Easter – Week 1

    Adults 

    If you have any questions, email us at info@brevardcommunity.org. 

     

    Family Resources for Sunday, 3/29

    Launch (Birth-Pre-K)  – Video –  The Donkey and the King

    Konnect (Kindergarten-Grade 4) – Video – How Can I Be a Good Person

    Loop (Grades 5 & 6) – Video – Grace Picks You

    Switch (Grades 7-12) – Video – The Storyteller – Week 4

    Adults 

    Daily Quiet Time  – Week of 3/29

    Daily Quiet Time Guide – Adults
    http://brevardcommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DQT_Viral-wk-2_StatementSize.pdf

    Launch – Birth -Pre-K
    https://bible.com/p/25180828/42d948ad5b3792a917a2d27915c0e08c

    Konnect – Grades K-4
    https://bible.com/p/25176992/be7594f79fd16e2208ddaf26e85ff1c8

    Loop – Grades 5 & 6
    https://bible.com/p/25176906/332dd3c30cc37fb97e1b9fe9964ea76e

    Switch – The Story Teller – Grades 7-12
    https://bible.com/p/24994964/3e64fb5f99075c252030a41d95247c40

     

    Family Resources for Sunday, 3/22

    Launch (Birth-Pre-K)  – A Brave & Beautiful Queen Video

    Konnect (Kindergarten-Grade 4) – Video – Emotions – Week 3 

    Loop (Grades 5 & 6) – Video – How to Save the World – Jesus Saves the World

    Switch (Grades 7-12) – Video – The Storyteller – Week 3

    AdultsTalk it Over Guide – Viral

     

    Update 3/16/20: 

    In light of new recommendations (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html) for public safety we will be cancelling all group activities on campus for the next 15 days, which includes Care Network 

    We are encouraging all GROUP LEADERS to touch base with their Groups, but NOT to meet in person during this 15 day period.  We will also be asking everyone to join us for CHURCH ONLINE ONLY (3/22 & 3/29) on the Brevard Community Church Facebook Page at 9 & 11 a.m. and we plan to celebrate Baptism this coming Sunday!
     
    The campus offices will remain open throughout the week (Monday-Thursday), and I would encourage you to reach out to us via the Online Care Card or directly via phone at 828.884.5932 if we can care for you in any way. 
     
    We know this is a very tense time, as there are so many unknowns; but God is still God, and we can trust Him completely, not only for our eternity but for our today as well!  Seek His Kingdom this week as we keep our eyes focused on Him, and care for one another through prayer and reaching out remotely.
     
     “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?  Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? 

    “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? 

     “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.              Matthew 6:25-34 (NLT)

    Update 3/15/20:

    We want to provide our families the opportunity to normalize the present circumstances, and partner with you to help move your family into a more dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. Below are resources that you can share as a family, based on age level. You’ll see a video that your children/students are familiar with each week in their environment at BCC! What a great opportunity to share these resources together. 

    Check them out below, including a Talk it Over Guide for the adults in your home or Life Group.

    Family Resources for Sunday, 3/15

    Launch (Birth-Pre-K)  – A Brave & Beautiful Queen Video

     Konnect (Kindergarten-Grade 4) – Video – Emotions – Week 3 

     Loop (Grades 5 & 6) – Video – How to Save the World – Grace

     Switch (Grades 7-12) – Video – The Storyteller

     AdultsTalk it Over Guide – Not Alone

     

    If you have any questions, email us at info@brevardcommunity.org. 

     


    Update 3/14/20:

    Through much prayer, discernment and wisdom, we will gather for ONLINE ONLY worship services Sunday, March 15. We want to be clear that this decision is NOT based on fear, but rather wisdom. Wisdom is knowledge being put into action, and given the recommendations for public safety from National, State, and Local authorities we agree that this is the wisest action to take right now to help stop any spread of COVID-19.

    –> Please tune into our LIVE Stream on our Facebook Page at 9 or 11 a.m. We will provide message notes, as well as a Talk it Over Guide to discuss with your family or Life Group.

    –> We will provide all teaching videos each of our Family Ministry Environments to share with your children, at each level, Launch, Konnect, Loop and Switch.

    –> All activities on-campus on Sunday will be canceled, including Switch Tribes Sunday Night.

    We will provide additional updates to you on Monday evening as to any additional changes to the upcoming week. Thanks for being a part of BCC, and we will see you online on Sunday.

    A word about Coronavirus from BCC

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
    2 Timothy 1:7 NLT

    We’re all aware of the evolving situation with COVID-19 around the world. And, we’re aware that our response as a church is likely on your mind.

     

    HERE’S WHAT WE’RE DOING AS A CHURCH STAFF

    1. TRUSTING GOD: Viral disease is a fact of biological existence and part of creation. Keeping perspective and not panicking apply here, just as they do for all risks we face as creatures in a finite world. No matter how dire circumstances get, the Lord remains our refuge and strength, “an ever-present help in trouble” (Ps. 46:1). To trust in the Lord amid trouble is to experience and bear witness to the power of Christ.
    2. PRAYING: We must pray for the sick and the scared, for public health officials, for doctors and nurses, for researchers, and for caregivers. As Christians, we believe prayer has power, so we seek help from the Lord.
    3. STAYING INFORMED: The media is aflame with daily updates and it’s impossible to read, absorb and respond to every news report, Tweet, or latest rumor. We’re following a reliable list of information for educational, planning and management purposes.
      1. CDC on COVID-19: The US Center for Disease Control’s up-to-date resources on coronavirus.
      2. CDC Resources for Community and Faith-Based Organizations: The CDC has also created resources specifically for faith-based organizations to respond to an influenza pandemic, which is applicable in this situation. As a church, we’re implementing this guidance.
      3. Managing Anxiety Around Coronavirus Coverage: The American Psychological Association created this resource to help manage anxiety around coverage of COVID-19.
      4. Addressing Mental Health Issues: This resource from the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Network provides guidelines for addressing mental health issues that may arise and offers advice for messaging, including among children, older adults, people with disabilities, and those in quarantine.
    4. PREPARING: Because COVID-19 likely spreads like the cold and the flu, personal hygiene is very important among staff, volunteers, and participants in our services and those attending events on our campuses (washing hands, avoiding contact with the sick, staying home if you’re sick, and so on). We are implementing the CDC recommendation for hand sanitizer stations in public places, ample supplies of tissue, and disposable gloves for cleaning crews. We’re also implementing CDC recommendations on our routine cleaning practices to include all frequently touched surfaces in workplaces, restrooms, and nurseries, including workstations, countertops, doorknobs, and toys. In addition to these practical steps, we’re also doing the following:
      1. We’re reviewing all of our communication practices with the congregation and implementing appropriate communication when appropriate – like this webpage.
      2. We’re adjusting our greeting practices in our weekend services and encouraging everyone to “Nod to your Neighbor” as a preferred greeting over handshake or other common physical greetings.

    HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

    1. Pray for our community and those directly affected by COVID-19. Pray for the health care workers that are treating the sick and those public health administrators making difficult decisions. Pray that God would protect our community from further spread of the virus.
    2. Reflect Christ. In these anxious days, the church (all of us) can shine as a light of hope, care, faith, patience and prudence. We can demonstrate for the world how our faith provides true assurance against worry and fear.
    3. Practice recommended personal hygiene. Wash your hands frequently. Avoid contact with the sick. Stay home if you’re sick and enjoy our service online through our Facebook Page. If you are at a higher risk due to health conditions or age we are asking you to stay at home and watch online.

    “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body. . . . Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

    – Matthew 6:25–27

    Check out this video for a great word from one of our partners, Dr. Donna Gibbs of Summit Wellness Centers on Anxiety and OCD related to COVID-19. Remember that care for our mind and soul is just as important as care for our physical body.