CRBC, May 21, 2020 Update:
Dear CRBC Family,
I am writing today to bring you up to date on current happenings at CRBC.
Firstly, let me express our continued gratitude to you, our church family, for the amazing support of CRBC in this uncertain and unsettling time. You have continued to provide financially for the ministry work that continues, as we seek to stay on our mission, “Leading people to become committed followers of Jesus Christ.” You have been in prayer for our staff and leadership as we seek to Love God and Love People. You have engaged with our Sunday Service @ Home (https://www.crbaptist.bc.ca/
), and we hope our online services have been a source of encouragement, blessing and comfort to you and your families. You have been reaching out to one another and have been a blessing in our community. Our Radiant Life ministry has continued to meet physical needs. Several ministries have been able to continue in an online format. We have been praying for you as you seek to follow Jesus in this current world wide situation.
We have been blessed to have Pastor David and Em, ministering to us by way of our Sunday sermons and ministering to our staff and leadership over Zoom and other electronic media. We are so grateful to them both for their care and concern for CRBC. I want to thank them both, as May 24 concludes their time with us. We love you both Pastor David and Em and pray God will continue to use and bless you as you seek to serve him as he calls!
The board has been praying for and seeking an Interim Lead Pastor to be employed on a full time basis, to help lead as we seek the Holy Spirits guidance in regards to a new Lead Pastor. Clearly the current climate and uncertainties around how we operate as a church are outside anything we have experienced and I will confess that leading at this time is difficult and stressful. However with the help of our Fellowship and earnest prayer we are pleased to announce that we have hired Pastor Dwight Geiger who along with his wife Sandra will be joining our staff as our Interim Lead Pastor beginning in early June. They are available to us through to April of 2021 or until God provides a new Lead if sooner. We are working on the logistics. Pastor Dwight and Sandra will be moving to Campbell River to be with us as soon as the logistics allow. They will be maintaining their home base in Crofton, but will be with us most of the time here in Campbell River. Pastor Dwight will be taking the majority of our speaking, leading our staff, and other duties associated with the position. I am most excited that he is willing to help us as a church prepare our hearts as we look to the future and to Gods direction for CRBC. At this time leading looks very different to what we know to be normal. We need your prayers as we meet new challenges day by day.
Making announcements like this by way of letter is obviously not our normal process; communication is always difficult and currently more difficult than normal.
We are grateful to our Lord for his provision again at this time, He is in control, He will continue to lead as we seek his direction. We are grateful for your continued support and patience as we work through these important decisions while we are not able to meet, and operating in a completely different context.
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.