BCEC Churchwide Theme for the Coming Year: Journey Ahead
Pastor Daniel Chan 9-6-2020
The Pandemic that started at the beginning of 2020 has disrupted our way of life. It affected the way we work, the way we learn, and the way we congregate. But the pandemic has also provided business opportunities for online merchants, online meeting platforms, and personal protection equipment. A new era has quietly arrived.
In a similar way, church operations have experienced many disruptions. Since March 15 of this year, BCEC has moved all programs online. Many people, especially our older members, have a hard time adjusting to this “new normal.” However, this new normal has reminded us of the strategic value of the internet and media. We are also reminded of the importance of engaging our members even in the absence of face-to-face interactions.
Besides the pandemic, we shall have to vacate the 249 Building to the city by July, 2021. This will result in many changes in the use of our church facilities. With such challenges in mind, the pastoral staff and elders have chosen “Journey Ahead” as the churchwide theme for the coming year. Going forward, many of our cherished ways of doing ministry will have to be changed. Instead of viewing this as a loss, let us journey boldly ahead by God’s grace. We shall make use of the media and technology to strengthen our teaching, caring, prayer, and outreach ministries. In a time like this, let us move ahead with creativity, mobility, and flexibility to make more disciples for Christ.