The re-opening of ministries
In order to achieve this we have had to develop a WBC COVID-19 Safety Plan and a WBC COVID-19 Group Restart Policy, (titled COVID Safety Plan). These policies have now been completed and they have been endorsed unanimously by the WBC Council. However, we are still extremely limited in what we can re-open due to the size of our congregation. In summary, the decisions taken by WBC Council are as follows:
- Worship services at WBC are still restricted to the 10 people required to conduct the livestream. This means that livestreaming will be continuing for some time yet.
- All ministry groups and small groups remain closed. Many small groups are meeting via Zoom. If you would like information on how to do that then please contact the WBC Office on 9309 4044.
- The following WBC on site groups are allowed to re-open: Ladies Bible Study groups only, Gideons prayer meeting, Men’s Friday prayer meeting and Ministry leaders’ meetings. Groups must adhere to the safety guidelines set out in the WBC COVID-19 Safety Plan and also complete and sign the WBC COVID-19 Group Restart Policy, (titled COVID Safety Plan). I encourage you to contact the WBC Office if you have any questions about the above points and if you would like a copy of the plans.
- As a leader of a WBC ministry, please contact Maryanne Adams at the Church Office and she will familiarize you with the procedures we all need to follow as we commence the process of re-opening areas of ministry. It is important to note that before any ministry is re-opened you must speak with Maryanne, be made aware of the requirements of the WBC COVID-19 Safety Plan and agree to and sign the WBC COVID-19 Group Restart Policy (titled COVID Safety Plan).
- Please contact the office for copies of the WBC Safety Plan and the WBC COVID-19 Group Restart Policy (titled COVID Safety Plan)
The way forward out of COVID-19 is going to be a slow one so I want to encourage you all to stay the course. While things are definitely not the way we would like them to be, there is also an incredible opportunity for each of us to surrender to the deeper work that God is doing in this moment. As James says, “Let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:4).