covid-19: update for 03.18.2020


Last Wednesday morning, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States hit 1,000. As of today, we’re approaching 7,500. The first case here in Northwest Arkansas was confirmed this morning. We’re still not in fear & panic mode; we are simply seeking to do what is best to keep everyone in our fellowship (and beyond) as safe as possible.

With that said, after much for discussion, research, prayer, and thought, our leadership team has concluded that Calvary Chapel in the Ozarks will be suspending all services for the next three weeks. We will look at returning to actual, face to face, direct fellowship on April 12th (Easter Sunday). All scheduled events in and out of the building are suspended. Please check your email, CCO’s app, etc, for further updates that will be posted here.

We’re expecting that our live-streaming services will be in place starting this weekend and will get the word out on this as soon as we’re able. I’ll be posting various studies and messages over the next few weeks. If you don’t have our app, check out THIS PAGE.

I made a comment on social media how there is no How to Minister During a Pandemic class at Bible college. We’re all still trying to figure out what to do with all of this and how to handle it; everything is pretty fluid right now. Your continued prayers are certainly appreciated.

God is still God, He’s still good, and He’s still good at what He does. He’s in control and none of this is beyond Him. As we inch towards the Day of the Lord, wisdom would have us to set our minds on things above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God (see Colossians 3). And, as the Day approaches, we should also lovingly find ways to share Jesus’ great love with people. It was A. W. Tozer who noted that what a scared world needs is a fearless church. So, church, let’s be as fearless—and as creative—as possible with the distribution of the gospel.

Stay safe—tons of blessing,

Pastor Jeremy