Update: April 2, 2020 1:00pm

Dear MBC Family,

Over the past few weeks many of the things that we take for granted have been shaken. Our health has been endangered; our livelihoods have been altered or lost; our financial situations have been weakened; and our freedoms have been restricted. The message that is broadcast to us is that we should be afraid.

The clear message from God’s Word is that we should not fear. However, that doesn’t mean that we should ignore what is going on. In Hebrews 12, God says that he will shake what can be shaken. The context of the chapter deals with the discipline of the Lord. The Lord disciplines those He loves.

In these times, it’s healthy to be introspective, to take an honest look at what and whom you are trusting. If you find that you are fearful over all that is happening, perhaps you have allowed your hope to rest on something other than the Lord. If that is the case, confess to Him that you have done this, and ask for His help to trust in Him completely.

The great news is that there are unshakeable truths onto which we can hold. One is that we have the Blessed Assurance that we are saved from hell to heaven. The Bible tells us that we can know this if we have trusted in Jesus as our Savior. Another unshakeable truth is that we have Eternal Security. Nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. Our salvation cannot be lost. Hebrews 12:28 provides yet another truth when it says that we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken.

Let us encourage you to hold on to Jesus during times like these.

MBC Elders

The following is a list of Services, Studies/Classes, and Events that will be available digitally or have been canceled or postponed. We will update this information as plans change.

What will be available Digitally:


What is Canceled:

  • All mbcKIDS’ Sunday Morning programming
  • mbcKIDS’ Day Out
  • MBCS Small Groups
  • MBCS Sunday School 
  • MBCS Wednesday Nights
  • All Wednesday Night Meals
  • Awana
  • Roots 
  • Forged
  • Awana Awards
  • MBC Family Campout
  • Clubber of the Quarter Rockhounds Game

What is Postponed:

  • MBC Grand Prix
  • MBC Family Picnic
UPDATE: March 26, 2020, 11:30am

Dear MBC Family,

Last week, Andrew Adams taught us about another member of the Book of Hebrews’ Hall of Fame: Gideon. His entire country was under attack and oppression by a foreign foe. What should have been a time of prosperity and rejoicing became a time of fear and isolation. If you’ll remember the Old Testament story from the time of Judges in Israel, God chose someone ordinary, but faithful, to do something extraordinary.

God gave Gideon an opportunity to serve Him and stand up in a troubled time. Gideon agreed to do his part and summoned an army of his countrymen. We know that the original 32,000 volunteers for that army were winnowed down to 300. What we often forget is that God provided not just the chosen 300, but every one of the original 32,000. I think God showed up and showed Himself to be a provider and a protector in a way that His people could understand – not with a small group of “Navy Seals”, but rather with lots of common folks that realized that it was time to answer the call in a crisis.

We have an opportunity each day to step forward in faith and service in a time when the entire world is facing a common and easily identifiable foe. There are not hundreds of us in the battle, but rather millions, and yet our Lord may reduce our battlefield to one country, one neighborhood or even one household. The important thing is that each of us, relying on the guidance of the Holy Spirit, engages the enemy in the best way that we’re equipped to do. For some, that may mean isolation; for others it may mean providing encouragement or sustenance to the less robust among us. Be thankful that God has surrounded us with a huge, caring, gifted family. Let us petition the Lord for help when we need it, accept it when offered, and share it when appropriate.
 
Dean Jarrett
MBC Elder

What will be available Digitally:

  • mbcLIVESTREAM - All 10:15am Sunday Morning Services 
  • Precepts - Growth Resources Videos 
  • Regen via Zoom - Private Group
  • The Drawing Room via mbcWOMEN Facebook Discussion Group
  • *Yeshua=Jesus via Zoom 
  • The Table Connection via Facebook Live 
  • *re|engage via Zoom
  • *Lectio Divina via Zoom
  • Passover Seder
  • Tenebrae - Good Friday, April 10th

*If you would like to join any of the Studies/Classes meeting via Zoom, find the class of your choice from this list, and click “Join this group”, and the group leader will contact you with more information.

What is Canceled:

  • All mbcKIDS’ Sunday Morning programming
  • mbcKIDS’ Day Out
  • MBCS Small Groups
  • MBCS Sunday School 
  • MBCS Wednesday Nights
  • All Wednesday Night Meals
  • Awana
  • Roots 
  • Forged
  • Awana Awards
  • MBC Family Campout
  • Clubber of the Quarter Rockhounds Game

What is Postponed:

  • MBC Grand Prix
  • MBC Family Picnic
UPDATE: March 20, 2020, 2:30pm

Dear MBC Family,

What an incredible time to be a part of the Church, not just Midland Bible, but the global community of believers. We are welcoming people--family, friends, neighbors, even strangers--home with kindness and care during these unprecedented times, and we will continue to press on, loving God, loving others, praying for health, and protecting the vulnerable.
 
Please consider the following information as our best effort to communicate the most recent plans and intentions of MBC as we strive to love our community.

Following CDC recommendations, the elders and staff have decided to cancel or postpone all onsite programming through May 10th. As this is a fluid situation, please continue to check our website and social media for updates.

The following is a list of Services, Studies/Classes, and Events that will be available digitally or have been canceled or postponed. We will update this information as plans change.

What will be available Digitally:

  • mbcLIVESTREAM - All 10:15am Sunday Morning Services
  • Precepts
  • Regen
  • The Drawing Room via Facebook Discussion Group
  • The Table Connection via Facebook Live
  • re|engage
  • Lectio Divina
  • Tenebrae - Livestream, Friday, April 10th

Stay tuned for more information on how to gain access to the Studies/Classes being offered digitally.

What is Canceled:

  • All mbcKIDS’ Sunday Morning programming
  • mbcKIDS’ Day Out
  • MBCS Small Groups
  • MBCS Sunday School
  • MBCS Wednesday Nights
  • All Wednesday Night Meals
  • Awana
  • Roots
  • Forged
  • Awana Awards
  • MBC Family Campout
  • Clubber of the Quarter Rockhounds Game

What is Postponed:

  • MBC Grand Prix

TBD:

  • Yeshua=Jesus
  • Passover Seder

For His Glory,

MBC Elders & Staff
UPDATE: March 17, 2020, 3:45pm

Dear MBC Family,

We hope you are leaning on His everlasting arms today. No matter what the circumstances, He is out ahead of them, making provision, meeting needs, and inviting us to courageous faith. One day, we will look back on these days and be glad, knowing that He is faithful, and fear is a liar.
 
Please consider the following information as our best effort to communicate the most recent plans and intentions of MBC as we strive to love our community.

The elders and staff have decided to cancel or postpone all programming for at least the next 8 weeks. As this is a fluid situation, please continue to check our website and social media for updates. While we trust the Lord, and we will miss being together as a family throughout the week, it is important we help protect the vulnerable. Love God. Love others. Pray for health.

The following is a list of services and events that will be available digitally or have been canceled or postponed. We will update this information as plans change.

What will be available Digitally:

  • mbcLIVESTREAM - All 10:15am Sunday Morning Services 
  • The Table Connection via Facebook Live
  • Tenebrae - April 10th

What is Canceled:

  • All mbcKIDS’ Sunday Morning programming
  • mbcKIDS’ Day Out
  • MBCS Small Groups
  • MBCS Sunday School 
  • MBCS Wednesday Nights
  • All Wednesday Night Meals
  • Awana
  • Roots 
  • Awana Awards
  • MBC Family Campout
  • Clubber of the Quarter Rockhounds Game

What is Postponed:

  • MBC Grand Prix

TBD:

  • Precepts
  • re|engage
  • Regen
  • The Drawing Room
  • Yeshua=Jesus
  • Forged
  • Lectio Divina
  • Passover Seder
  • Mother’s Day Sunday - May 10th
UPDATE: March 16, 2020, 4:30pm (Updated 3/17/20)

Dear MBC Family,

We hope you are leaning on His everlasting arms today. No matter what the circumstances, He is out ahead of it, making provision, meeting needs, and inviting us to courageous faith. One day, we will look back on these days and be glad, knowing that He is faithful and fear is a liar.
 
Please consider the following information as our best effort to communicate the most recent plans and intentions of MBC as we strive to love our community.

According to the CDC, events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the US via travelers who attend events and introduce the virus to new communities. The elders and staff agree that MBC’s regular services and events are examples of these mass gatherings and as such have decided to cancel or postpone all onsite programming for at least the next 8 weeks. As this is a fluid situation, please continue to check our website and social media for updates. While we trust the Lord and we will miss being together as a family throughout the week, it is important we help protect the vulnerable. Love God. Love others. Pray for health.

The following is a list of services and events that will be livestreamed or have been canceled or postponed. We will update this information as plans change.

What will be available Digitally:

  • mbcLIVESTREAM - All 10:15am Sunday Morning Services 
  • The Table Connection via Facebook Live
  • Tenebrae - April 10th

What is Canceled:

  • All mbcKIDS’ Sunday Morning programming
  • mbcKIDS’ Day Out
  • MBCS Small Groups
  • MBCS Sunday School 
  • MBCS Wednesday Nights
  • All Wednesday Night Meals
  • Awana
  • Roots 
  • Awana Awards
  • Clubber of the Quarter Rockhounds Game

What is Postponed:

  • MBC Grand Prix

TBD:

  • Precepts
  • re|engage
  • Regen
  • Wednesday Night Adult Classes
  • Forged
  • Passover Seder
  • Mother’s Day Sunday - May 10th
UPDATE: March 13, 2020, 1:00pm

Dear MBC Family,

As we continue to assess the fluid realities of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak while being mindful of our hope in the sovereign Lord, it has become apparent that wisdom is leading us to make some additional adjustments to the MBC programming schedule.

The following is in effect through March 29th (2 weeks) and will be re-evaluated on that date: 

- The MBC campus will be closed for deep cleaning. Access keys will be turned off in efforts to keep the building clean. - We will be live streaming our 10:15am Sunday Morning service only (No Sunday School.), without the congregation in the Sanctuary. As we have said, not having this capability prior to the outbreak, we will do our best to provide the highest quality presentation possible this Sunday and beyond. Later today, check our social media and website for details about this option and additional news updates.

- All mid-week programming and activities will be postponed until at least March 29th. This includes: re|engage, Regen, KDO, Awana, Wednesday Night meal and programming, MBCS events, The Table, etc. (i.e.: Everything).

Please pass this communication on to all others in your ministry sphere. We will continue to communicate important information on the MBC website and social media; so, check back often for the latest update, and continue to make wise choices in your life (This link contains helpful guidance.).

The body of Christ, as expressed at Midland Bible Church, is not the building, but the saints who make up the body. Although MBC programming is on hiatus, the MBC body is at full capacity to serve, love, pray for, and bless each other and our neighbors. Our purpose in all we do is love for God and love for others, not fear. Our hope remains in the God who heals and truly is in control.

For His Glory,

MBC Elders & Staff
March 12, 2020 (Updated 3/13/20)

Dear MBC Family,

As global concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) emerge, our elders and staff have been discussing reasonable precautions to take for the health and safety of our congregation and community. We have also been in contact with public health officials to discern a prudent path forward. MBC will not have regular programming this Sunday, March 15th. No known cases of the virus are in our area, and currently, our area is at low-risk. However, we can help protect members of our congregation in a high-risk category, such as older adults and those with compromised immune systems. These precautions are done in the spirit of Christian love. While we trust the Lord and do not want to create unnecessary fear, it is important we help protect the vulnerable.

Beginning this Sunday, March 15th, in and around our services and events:

– We will be live streaming our 10:15am Sunday Morning service. Not having this capability prior to the outbreak, we will do our best to provide the highest quality presentation possible this Sunday and beyond. Later this week, check our social media and website for details about this option and additional news updates.

– Given the fast-changing nature of this situation, stay aware and follow any directives given by public officials superseding our advice.
If you are in a high-risk category, see People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19.

Please continue praying for those affected by this virus and for the people of Jesus to effectively communicate the power and love of God in the midst of a fearful time.

For His Glory,

MBC Elders & Staff