KBC's Statement regarding covid-19
GOD IS IN CONTROL;
WE WILL OBEY HIM, COME WHAT MAY
Throughout scripture, God instructs His children to live lives free of fear and to place our trust and our hope completely in Him. There were even times when He asked His children to knowingly risk their lives in order to obey Him.
Scripture also teaches us repeatedly that our lives are in God's hands. He determines the length of our days on this earth and nothing can take us out a moment sooner or keep us a moment longer than He permits. He is in complete control.
In light of these truths, we are committed to keeping our doors open regardless of any virus or government mandates associated with it.
Church is essential.
Fellowship and edification of the believers, preaching and teaching God's word, ministering to the needs of our members and our community, corporate prayer and worship, observing the ordinances of baptism and communion, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost, and discipling new converts are all vital components of a biblical church, thus making the regular, physical assembling of the church body an essential activity.
That being said, we care deeply about keeping our members and visitors healthy to the extent that we are able while still functioning according to the biblical requirements of a called-out assembly. We are practicing common-sense measures to limit spread of infection.
It is also important to us that we create an environment in which our members and visitors can experience freedom and normalcy. We will recognize and respect the rights of our attendees to take responsibility for their own health. We will also do our best to provide seating options for those who would like to practice social-distancing but these measures are entirely optional. The use of facial coverings is welcomed but not required.
Although we warmly welcome and encourage in-person attendance, we do ask that all members and visitors exercise prudence.
If you are experiencing symptoms of illness likely to be contagious in nature, we ask that you wait until your symptoms have subsided before attending our services.
If your state of health causes you to be at risk of having serious complications as a result of COVID-19 infection, we encourage you to use whatever cautionary measures you deem necessary, which may include opting to watch our Facebook live-stream rather than attending in-person.
In conclusion, let us remember that God did not call His church to be a passive, ineffective, non-confrontational establishment; He called us to be a fearless, unmovable force that storms the gates of Hell in Jesus' name.
...upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18b)
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (Hebrews 10:23-25)
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:55-58)
We ought to obey God rather than men. (Acts 5:29b)
If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email.