Update from the Elders - 3/27/20

Church Family,

Due to the stay-at-home orders in Tarrant County and Fort Worth (in effect through April 7), Sunday school and worship services (9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m., respectively) will continue to be online-only at least through April 5. We will continue monitoring government declarations and update you when we have more information concerning what will happen beyond that date.

Additionally, these orders have resulted in the need to close our offices. You can still reach office staff between the hours of 9-5, Tuesday-Friday, by dialing 817-738-8456, or by sending an email to cbcfortworth@cbcfortworth.org.

In the meantime, we have been encouraged by the many ways in which you have continued to  stir one another up to love and good works, even though our regular gathering times have not been possible. 

In furtherance of that end, we would encourage you to make sure you sign up for our church-wide emails if you do not already receive them, and also that you consider signing up for a Small Group. Although groups are not able to meet in-person now, several of our groups have been very blessed to meet together in the past week or two, using video conferencing. Click here to sign up or learn more about our small groups.

Finally, a reminder that while we are not meeting, the church continues to have financial obligations: monthly bills that need to be paid, missionaries and staff that need to be paid, and benevolence requests to fulfill. So please continue to give as freely and generously as you always do. You may mail a check to the church (someone will be by to pick up mail several times each week), use your bank bill-pay to send a check, or use the online giving on our church website.

The Elders

Update from the elders - 3/16/20

Church Family,

As Pastor Dan announced yesterday, the elders are working to comply with the latest directions and guidelines from government officials.

In keeping with this effort, we have decided to cancel all Calvary Bible Church ministries and church events through March 30. We will continue to livestream Sunday school at 9:00 a.m. and worship service at 10:15 a.m.

The elders will evaluate subsequent meetings on March 27 and provide an update at that time.

We plan for the church office to remain open during our normal office hours (T-F, 9:00-5:00).

While the event cancelation includes our church-based small groups, we do not want this to eliminate fellowship for our body. We would encourage the use of any or all of the following methods to minister to one another:

  • Use the means we have available to us for keeping up with each other from a distance for fellowship and prayer needs:

    • Phone calls

    • FaceTime/video calling

    • Text messaging

    • Emailing

    • Letter writing

  • Participate in ISI Men’s Bible Study (Rod and Russ will be leading these via conference call on Thursday and Saturday--watch your email for instructions).

  • Watch your email for content the elders plan to send out for the encouragement of the body (articles, video, audio, etc.).

  • Let the elders and others know of needs you have, or needs you become aware of as you minister to others in the body, so that we can “Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ” (Gal 6:2).

Since giving is an important part of our worship and ongoing ministry, we encourage you to drop off your offering at the church office Tuesday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., or by mail, or give online.

As we were reminded by yesterday’s sermon, God is completely sovereign in all circumstances, including the challenges of the present moment. His purpose is good, and we can trust Him. May we work and pray as a church, such that our lives--especially now--would reflect a prayerful dependence on our loving heavenly Father.