COVID-19 Response
COVID-19 Response

Resources to Help in the Midst of COVID-19

When life's rhythms are changed and our normal securities threatened, opportunity knocks. We become open to God and one another in fresh ways.  We remember where our greatest treasure lies. We redouble our efforts to invest in the commitments that enable us to live wisely and well.
 
Christ Church wants to be your best partner in this journey.
 
We know you are getting all the medical information you need from other sources. We want to be the place you can turn for help with your soul.  We will be the loving community who walks through this season with you.  We pray that the resources provided below will help provide the perspective and peace you need to find your way, and maybe even flourish, in days ahead.  
 
God is at work in this messy and mysterious time and we will find that good together.
 

Please revisit this page often for updates and additional resources.

Donate Food

SPECIAL NEED!  At a time the church budget is challenged, we are trying to reduce the volume of food and supplies we need to purchase to help struggling families. This pandemic has also impacted the ministries of many of our mission partners who care for those in need. Click here to learn how you can help: Food Drive.

NEW! Register for a bi-monthly job search webinar.

Keep in TOUCH

Enjoy the short Christ Church Touchpoint broadcast on Facebook LIVE, each weekday at 6:45 p.m. or click the link above to review past broadcasts. Each Touchpoint contains a brief devotion, prayer, and bit of news from our church, presented by Dan Meyer or one of our other pastoral leaders. 

If our Butterfield campus is your home, send your prayer requests and the prayers you are circling to: Butterfield@ChristChurch.us and visit our Facebook page.


WORSHIP Resources

What opportunity does the present season provide me in the area of worship? With my family? With my small group? With my neighborhood?  How can I keep my heart connected closely with God so I live out of His grace and wisdom during this challenging time?

Worship Weekly with your Church Family


GROW Resources

What opportunity does this change in my daily rhythm provide me, my family, my small group, or neighborhood in terms of spiritual growth?  How can I use this period of time to grow more fully into the character of Christ?

Experiment with Some Soul-Training Practices

  • Read the Scripture texts for each week's sermon several times, asking God to open your heart, mind, and soul to His life-giving Word. 
  • Study the Bible for yourself using this How to Study the Bible Resource
  • Pray each morning, midday, and evening. In this way orient each part of your day to God's presence. Pray knowing that hundreds of others from Christ Church are joining you. 20 Prayers
  • Journal the thoughts and feelings within you with a sensitivity to God's movement and activity in each day. Let this be a form of prayer for you. Consider sharing insights given with others.
  • Meditate on God's presence with you throughout the day using the Prayer of Examen.
  •  Walk throughout your neighborhood or park using our Prayer Path Guide.
  • Explore this rich library of Spiritual Formation Resources from our mission partner, Fuller Theological Seminary.
  • NEW! Connect with God using this helpful resource.
  • NEW! Challenge yourself in prayer each morning.

Find Valuable Equipment for Life

Interact with your Partners on the Journey

  • Visit our Grow Ministry Facebook Page to connect with church friends and family.
  • Connect with your Small Group (we'll soon be providing a link to a list of small groups who are utilizing Zoom)
  • Pray with the Upper Room -- a faithful group which gathers every first and third Tuesday evening from 7:00-8:00 pm using Zoom.

CARE & SERVE Resources

What opportunity does this crisis provide me to serve others with my time, talents, and resources? How can I be the hands and feet of Jesus and make the Kingdom of God more visible?  Where can I find help if I need it?

Get Emotional or Practical Assistance

Give Help to Others

  • Volunteer yourself to pray for others, make phone calls, or serve in some other way by writing to help@ChristChurch.us.
  • Practice the One Another's of genuine Christian community.
  • Pray through our Domestic Missions Booklet, remembering the needs of our mission partners nearby and around the world.

Ensure that Christ Church Remains Solvent and Strong

  • Support Christ Church by giving online or sending your gifts to the church. Your generosity, especially now, determines how we keep ministering to people and support our mission partners going forward. We sincerely need you. Thanks for BEING the Church!

Brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people. (2 Corinthians 8:1-4)

 

Prayer & Support

We are Here to Help
Please connect with one of our pastors at help@ChristChurch.us or by calling 630.321. 3949.
Additional resources can be found at ChristChurch.us/care.

Share your Journey
To share a story of celebration with us and others on how God has moved in your life,
email us at stories@ChristChurch.us.