The Waterbrook Response to COVID-19
Updated: Jul 19
Update July 15, 2020 - Updates for August
Update May 22, 2020 - Stages 2-3
Update from April 28, 2020 - Stage 1
Waterbrook Bible Fellowship is committed to the care of people locally and globally. For this reason we have responsive steps to respond to the current health crisis at both the local and international levels.
Many campus ministries and activities have moved online for the moment. Our worship service is currently live streamed Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. We encourage all Waterbrook attenders, and any guests, to join us during this live stream experience to stay connected to one another and continue an intentionality toward our ongoing spiritual growth. CLICK HERE for information about accessing the Waterbrook online services.
Waterbrook has implemented a Shepherd Calling program in which all known regular attenders are contacted on a weekly basis to check on well-being, needs and provide a little contact and encouragement. Anyone desiring to be added to that calling list should contact the church office with that request.
Pastor of Children’s Ministry Yun Li has a greeting for children every week during our worship service with a synopsis of the week’s children’s Splash class lesson. Pastor Yun emails the lesson materials, including video lesson, to parents after the service so all parents can continue to help their children grow in their own faith. These lessons are all inclusive for parents to easily walk through it with their children. At Drive Thru Church each Sunday parents are encouraged to pick up the supplemental material for their children. This includes a lesson worksheet and the specific lesson “baseball card” for children to add to their card collection.
John Robbins, Pastor of Student Ministries, continues to provide online teaching for our pre-teens and teens each week. This also includes a virtual online hangout after the Wednesday evening lessons air. Pastor John also has a weekly email that goes out to parents and students with ministry updates and other information.
Our Mission Team continues to monitor the global implications of the Coronavirus Crisis and impact on our mission staff located around the world. We continue full support of all mission staff during this time and reach out to those missionaries for updates and to stay on top of their own local needs. This team, under the direction of Missions Pastor Don Moore, has already sent resources to immediately assist with areas of the world where people are starving as a result of the shutdowns occurring because of Covid-19. Our support of missions operations in third-world areas continues, including the construction of a school for orphans in SE Asia.
Waterbrook continues to support those in need locally through our partnership with other local churches and Wylie ISD providing school lunches for economically-challenged families and additional help through our support of the Wylie Christian Care Center. We are making efforts to support WBF attenders through the use of our church benevolent fund as needs are made known.
Most importantly, we continue to pray for those who are battling health conditions or infected with this CoronaVirus. Also for health workers, emergency responders, and all who are on the front lines of this crisis.
If you have further questions or needs, please contact the Waterbrook office for assistance.