Now Is The Time To Act...

After weeks of being closed due to the Coronavirus, Liberty Counsel has called on the churches to open and believers to start meeting again.
 

ReOpen Church should include appropriate measures of sanitization and appropriate social distancing between families. Churches may also consider reopening with a variety of service options, which may include a combination of: (1) reduced seating inside the church; (2) parking lot services for those who cannot get or do not want to participate inside the church; and (3) online service for those who are unable to attend or who are in a higher risk category due to age or predisposed health conditions.

The Trump administration guidelines for “Opening Up America Again” outline three phases for states to gradually ease their lockdowns. Phase 1 set the target date of May 1, to systematically reopen the nation, but some states may be able to reopen earlier. Phase 1 includes churches.

The Greek word for church is “ekklesia,” which means “assembly.” The word “synagogue” is also derived from the Greek word, “sunagoge,” meaning “an assembly of people” or “a place of meeting.”

Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.”

Liberty Counsel Founder, Chairman, and Senior Pastor Mat Staver said, “The lockdowns have closed churches at a time of greatest need, and they must reopen to meet the burgeoning needs of the community. Churches are now more essential than ever to bring comfort, hope, and help to the people they serve. Each church is different and each one must assess when and how best to reopen.” 



RESOURCES:

Rights of Churches to Meet for Religious Services - Memo detailing church rights

Church Coronavirus Safety Measures
- Suggested worship options and safety precautions

Free COVID-19 Resources for Children
 - Helpful information and activities for kids


The Real Chronological Facts Leading Up to the Arrest of the Florida Pastor

Resources and Benefits for Churches - Join Liberty Counsel as a Cooperative Church