We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will be posting updates here.
If at any point over the next few weeks you are in need of assistance pertaining to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are here to help! Whether it is going to the store on your behalf, picking up a prescription, or connecting in prayer, we’d like to know.
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April 1, 8:o0 PM
LifePointe Church family,
We want to continue to help you all navigate these days as best we can. We are seeking to communicate to the church family as often is helpful and relevant.
In light of the President’s declaration of extending the guidelines to “slow the spread” through the month of April and the Governor’s declaration of a public health emergency through Friday, April 17, we will be hosting all of our services for the next several weeks online at our YouTube channel. . There is nothing like gathering together as the people of God, but in these unique times, we seek to honor our leaders and do what is right for our city by not gathering together in person.
It is in times of crisis that the church shines even brighter. We need each other and the world needs a thriving church. If you are discouraged, fearful, anxious, or in need of prayer, please reach out to your LifePointe church family. Although this situation is physically isolating, you are not alone. Reach out on our website, or text/call the church at (515) 232-7111.
There is good news in the world. The Church is shining bright in this hour. We praise God for Convoy of Hope and their radical generosity with their 10 million meal campaign. Also, Samaritan’s Purse has been front and center in the fight in NYC by setting up their hospital in central park. Or what about the announcement from MyPillow’s founder, Mike Lindell, that they have shifted 75% of their operation to the manufacturing of much needed masks. We praise God for these representations of the Kingdom that point people to a Savior that cares about our eternal destinies AND our needs in this world.
We are in anticipation for the days ahead. With Resurrection Sunday less than two weeks away, we fix our eyes on the promise of Jesus to conquer sin and grave. We will not back down or relent from pressing into the promises of God. Please begin making plans to join us for Good Friday on Friday, April 10 and Easter Sunday on April 12, which will both be hosted online. Invite your friends and family online and let us focus our hearts on the hope of the world.
Drew Meyer | Lead Pastor
March 24, 11:30 AM
I know it has been hard to wrap our minds around what has been taking place in our world. It feels like a bad dream.
Through all of this, I want to continue to remind us that we are better together and now more than ever, we need to be intentional about our church community. In this season of isolation, how can you connect with at least one other person every day in our church community? A simple text, phone call, or hand-written note can go a long way in communicating to each other that we are in this together as a church family.
We are continuing to monitor the measures enacted by local officials in Iowa and Story County and will be updating our church family on how we will move forward as we get into April. As a reminder, this Sunday we will gather again online as a church family at 10:45 a.m. on our YouTube channel. Let’s make the most of it. Invite your neighbors to check it out online, share the YouTube channel online, prepare your heart as we gather in this unique season.
I wanted to update you today with a special request. Last night, we called our church into a week of prayer and fasting. The Church needs to rise up in this moment with faith and authority and be agents of change and revival. It’s for this reason, and in light of the current crisis, that we are asking for our entire church family to set aside extra time to pray and fast this week.
As we look at the early church in the book of Acts, we see prayer and fasting as part of the life of the church (check out Acts 13:2-3). The early church overcame difficult trials and tribulations, and the combination of prayer and fasting, was part of their way of overcoming.
There are four themes we are praying for this week ahead:
Surrender. We are praying that across our church and city there would be a new level of surrender in each of our hearts. We can no longer trust in in the kingdoms of this world. God is calling for a people that are completely surrendered to Him.
A return to our first love. We are praying for a newly discovered worship in the homes of believers across our city. The simplicity of love and worship that many know when they first encounter Christ can be rekindled in this season. We are praying it would happen here in Ames.
Kingdom answers. We are praying that as the frailty of life is revealed and the longings of human hearts become more and more obvious, that the church would bring the answers needed. Jesus brings good news that means something for the the captives, broken hearted, and sick.
An end to the pandemic. We are boldly praying for an end to this outbreak. We are also praying for divine protection for Ames and Story County.
Would you join us this week as we take our place as the church in this hour of need? I am so thankful for each of you and the faith you carry for God to do what only He can do.
Drew Meyer | Lead Pastor
March 17, 4:30 PM
One of my favorite promises of Jesus is Matthew 28:20 which says, “And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” This is Jesus’ living promise of His presence to us who believe. In these unprecedented days, let’s meditate on the promises and character of God!
I want to continue to update our church family on the ramifications of measures that are being enacted here locally in Iowa. As of today, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a prohibition of mass gatherings of 10 or more people to help slow the spread of COVID-19 here in Iowa. You can read the full measure here.
This is a time we need to be the Body of Christ, to work together, and pray with fresh faith and urgency. We need YOU to be a part of this.
In light of the Governor’s measure, we are suspending all gatherings at LifePointe until March 31st. If this time period gets extended, we will let you know as a soon as possible. This includes all classes, Kids’ Pointe activities, LifePointe Youth, public prayer gatherings, etc.
We know this can seem daunting or overwhelming, but please remember that nothing can stop us from being the church when we seek to LIVE THE MESSAGE of Jesus Monday through Sunday.
What can we do??
The following two Sundays (March 22 and March 29) we will gather online and worship Jesus in our homes. In many ways, this crisis is forcing us to cultivate a deeper appreciation for the presence of God that we can be aware of in our own homes. Please make plans to join us on YouTube at 10:45 a.m. for this special time of live worship, timely teaching from Exodus 14, and fresh encouragement. This time will also include a special encouragement from our Kids’ Pointe director, Nicole Barnes to help families turn this season into a time of real spiritual growth. Don’t miss this!
We will be putting out special calls to prayer during this season for our region and nation. Tomorrow join us for a focused time of prayer on Facebook LIVE or YouTube from noon-1 p.m.
We can seek to be generous. In a time of panic and self-protection, let us seek to LIVE THE MESSAGE. We will be creating a portal for individuals to submit requests for needs that arise in the midst of this season.
We can fill our hearts and minds with truth. Faith comes from hearing and hearing from the Word of God (Romans 10:17). It’s important that we feed on the truth of God’s Word and allow our hearts to grow in faith in this season. We will be providing our church family with more resources for kids and adults in the days to come.
As always, the LifePointe team is working hard to equip everyday believers and all the more in this season when opportunities are all around us.
Drew Meyer | Lead Pastor