A church is not a building; it is a family.
Now more than ever, as we are quarantined in our homes and unable to congregate together, we must embrace this truth. A wise person once told me that loneliness is a choice. Right now, it may not be wise to physically fellowship with others, but that does not mean that we have to be alone. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we can still be there for one another providing conversation, comfort, encouragement, advice, and friendship. I think these are the most essential elements of companionship.
We met online as a staff this week, and we talked about how encouraged we have been to see the people of New City Church finding creative ways to come together in the midst of this public crisis. If it was Satan’s hope that this disease would somehow deprive God of the glory that comes when Christian people worship Jesus, come together in fellowship, disciple one another, or tell the world the excellent news of the gospel, he must be fuming in disappointment! The Kingdom will be built, and New City Church will continue to be a part of it. Praise be to God!
To that end, we are launching this blog – FAMILY MOMENT – as yet another way that the family of New City Church can stay connected. We hope you will join in the conversation!
This is where we will update you on church matters, such as when, where, and how we will meet for the worship gathering.