Dear Revive Family and Friends,
With all that's happened throughout the state, country and world these past several months, it has become more and more evident with each passing day that the world needs the Church's influence, our availability and willingness to point others upwards toward Jesus, now more than ever.
As we've spent time taking stock of the opportunities we have and how we use them...
...we have made the decision to not gather until further notice.
One of the things that this unique season we are all walking through seems to be proving is that churches are facing hard questions in relation to how they reach people in the midst of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to do everything we can to continue leading people to Jesus while doing so in such a way that keeps the health, wellness + safety of our entire church family and community in mind.
We want to encourage everyone to extend plenty of grace to all around during this turbulent time. We should always show grace to one another, but especially now as we continue navigating through this pandemic together. The Hebrew author said it best: “…let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24-25).
Our mission at Revive Christian Church is to move people closer to the heart of God. We can see this come to fruition through our Front Porch People opening the doors and welcoming others in to experience Jesus, that they may grow in their relationship with Him, and ultimately be inspired and excited to carry His name out to the world.
The church has left the building—and we will continue moving towards our goal of uniting people in worship, prayer and justice for spiritual awakening in this generation.
We want to use part of Paul’s prayer to the saints in Philippi to encourage the saints at Revive and we look forward to seeing you soon: “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:3-6).
We thank you for your continued support and prayers. We ask that you please commit to praying for our local, national, and global government and church leaders, in addition to our own leadership within Revive. We are believing the best is still yet to come and look forward to turning the corner on this season soon.
—Justin Hagerott, Michael Kindel & Rafael Caudillo, Revive Christian Church Elders
Below are safety protocols that Bismarck Parks & Recreation District has implemented for the High Prairie Arts & Science Complex.
- Smart Restart signs have been placed throughout the facility. These signs include instructions we have all become quite accustomed to: “don’t attend/come to work if you are ill,” “wash your hands,” “practice social distancing” and “avoid unnecessary contact.”
- The water fountains will be closed on the main- and lower levels at this time. If desired, employees and participants should bring a water bottle.
- A sign has been placed on the elevator doors instructing that only one individual or family should be in the elevator at a time.
- BPRD will not be placing restrictions on programs and/or employees. Each facility partner will determine the rules/guidelines to keep employees and participants safe. Each partner will determine if their employees and/or participants are required to wear masks and/or gloves. BPRD’s only expectation is that each partner will follow Governor Doug Burgum’s recommendations (Phases 1, 2 and 3) and executive orders on the number of people in a given area.
- The layout of HPASC fortunately does lend itself to social distancing between partner groups. Gateway to Science and Theo Art School have studio spaces. Safety Village has a teaching space. The small and large theaters are teaching spaces. Each partner will determine how to limit enrollments in their programs. Yes, there will be cases of people arriving/leaving/passing each other at HPASC, but the actual programs offered are fortunately and mostly contained.
- Pride, Inc. will be cleaning HPASC Monday-Friday. Beginning June 1, 2020, Pride will make an additional stop M-F to clean touch-points and do a wipe-down of bathroom surfaces.
- Concerning weekend cleaning: we ask for partners’ assistance in maintaining a clean facility. EPA-approved cleaner, clean rags, and a bag for used rags will be on-site in the main- and lower level custodian closets for partner use, should they desire to do any touch-ups in common spaces.
- Hand sanitizer will be available on the front entry kiosk as well as the lower level. This is for any and all to use, but should please remain in those locations. Additional hand sanitizer for programs or events is each individual partner’s responsibility and expense.
- Should a partner’s staff or a program participant be diagnosed with COVID-19, we trust our local health unit and the North Dakota Department of Health to provide guidance on any necessary quarantine- and safety measures. Please know BPRD will continue to monitor this pandemic and provide any additional information as needed.