Coronavirus Update

Last updated 21 April 2020

Over the past couple of weeks, we have watched on as the Covid-19 (coronavirus) has radically changed the shape of our community with this season of social isolation.  Amidst all the changes and the concerns this has raised, we want to let you know that here at Camberwell Baptist we are closely monitoring the advice from our Federal and State governments and are seeking to be proactive in prevention and future planning. As the situation changes, we will continue to provide you with the most up to date information regarding ministry at Camberwell Baptist Church.

We are committed to doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for our church and our community, while continuing to live out our mission to “Follow Jesus,” to “Love God, Live by the Spirit and Serve Jesus in the world”.  Year after year we have gathered in person, heard sermon after sermon – now is a time of sending and scattering.  As we approach this season our vision is to train and send us out into our community so we can find new and creative ways to love, serve and share the good news of Jesus with the people around us.

For the latest Australian Government Health updates see:

https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

Are Sunday services still happening?

Yes, they are!  While we may not be able to gather physically, we believe that it is vital we continue meeting together as the church both relationally and spiritually.  Thanks to the wonder of technology we will continue to gather online at 10am Sunday mornings for a time of worship, prayer, and to hear God’s word opened for us.

There are three different ways to connect and interact with our Sunday services:

  • Use the Zoom App to login directly (Meeting Room ID – 521-302-644)
  • Join our live stream via our website, camberwellbaptist.org/meet
  • If you missed the service live, you can catch up later on the above link

Are Life Groups and Ministries still happening?

Absolutely! In keeping with the government’s strict rules for all public and private gatherings, it has become essential for us to move all Life Groups and ministry gatherings online indefinitely.  In times like these, it’s important to remember we’re made to do life together and in this season, we will need each other more than ever! If you are not currently part of a Life Group or involved in a ministry team, we encourage you to get in touch with us here so we can help you find some people to do community with. We are a family and we are better together!

How long until we can gather again in person?

Right from the beginning the government has warned us that the pandemic may affect daily life for the next six months, and so we expect there may be restrictions on public gatherings for some time. We are, of course, eager to resume as soon as possible, but will always seek government advice.

How can I help right now?

This is a time of great stress and potential hardship for many people, and so we are committed to providing practical and spiritual support for those who are isolated and vulnerable not only in the church, but in our wider community.  The first thing you can do is begin right where you are: check in with your neighbours, try and connect with people along your street, invite God to show you the people you can love and serve at the moment.  And secondly, if you feel you could help us support and serve other in any way, please touch base about how you can get involved.

To connect, find a group, or for any further enquiries, please click here to get in touch with us.