COVID-19 is real and it is dangerous. The SAR-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease poses a threat around the world. It is not a conspiracy theory.
The staff at Hillcrest Baptist Church alongside the members are committed to the mission set before us by Jesus of Living, Loving, and Leading others to Jesus. Part of fulfilling this mission includes the safety of members, guests, and the staff. Providing information to members is part of the church’s responsibility.
Many decisions are being made and will have to be made in regards to COVID-19 and fulfilling our mission. Based on the importance of these decision, these factors are part of the decision making process: obedience to God and subjecting to government (1 Peter 2:13-17), discerning the factual information about COVID-19 (Philippians 1:9-10), and seeking God’s wisdom even when the church may be exempt from a guideline (James 1:5).