Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 

(Latest Update: March 25, 2020)

We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak and being advised by a task force of local doctors including an infectious disease expert along with corporate executives in Northwest Arkansas.  We will provide updates for our church ministry and services on this website.  

We do not respond to COVID-19 with fear, but with an acute awareness of the importance of prevention. As Christ-followers, we should not fear, pray for healing, look for God’s greatness, share the gospel with urgency, and love our neighbors with responsible practices.

Check out this Midweek Update from Pastor Wes. (March 25, 2020)

Check out previous Midweek Updates from Pastor Wes at the link below. 

FBCR is having Worship and LIFE Group online only for Sunday, March 29, 2020.

After consideration of the risks of COVID-19, we will have online services only this Sunday at our normal worship service times for our Pleasant Grove Campus (8:30am, 9:40am, 10:50am, and 5pm). You can watch our services on our Facebook page live, and on our website, or you can watch a delayed message on KNWA at 9am on Sunday morning.

We also have alternative ways to give set up for your convenience. You can give online, or use our Text-to-Give service by texting “FBR” and the amount to 73256. 

Will FBCR offices be open weekdays?

No. All weekly activities are canceled for the week of March 22-29. If you need to reach someone, please call 479.636.3451 and leave a message, we will be checking messages frequently.  Ministry leaders should have specific information about their areas of ministry pertaining to activities.

If you're joining us online for worship, please take a moment and let us know by filling out our Connection Card online. 

Would you like to help? Do you need help?

One of the best ways we can continue being the hands and feet of Jesus in our communities is by serving those in need. If you feel ill, are immunocompromised, or are at high-risk for COVID-19, please take care of yourself and let others be an aid to you!

This is both a tremendous season of need and ministry within our church and community. Please commit to praying throughout this time. Although we are not meeting in person, the mission of our church is just as important as ever! Please also commit to giving to continue fulfilling our mission of making disciples of all the nations.

Our Community Outreach Ministries are still open and active. Our Food Pantry and Community meal will be adjusting to a grab'n'go method to provide service to those in need while limiting contact for the potential spread of COVID-19. 

LIFE Group Resources

Join Burke Larkin for the Sunday, March 29 LIFE Group Lesson. 

Student Ministry Resources

Our student ministry will be posting a short video every Wednesday night at 6pm on Facebook and Instagram. We will also host a virtual LIFE Group on Facebook Live (and possibly Instagram Live). Get connected to our Student Ministry on Facebook and Instagram below! 

Get Connected to students

   

Kids Ministry Resources

Our Kids Ministry will be hosting Shay-Cation on Facebook Live, weekdays at 10:30am. Awana lessons for Sparks and T&T will be loaded Wednesday morning to our Kids Facebook page. Kids LIFE Group lessons will be loaded to our Kids Facebook Page every Sunday. You can also check out our new Kids YouTube page for fun videos your kids will love!  Get connected to our Kids Ministry on Facebook and YouTube below! 

Get Connected to Kids

    

Preschool Ministry Resources

Our preschool ministry will be posting the current preschool video lesson on their private Facebook group linked below. If you haven't already joined this new group, use the link below and our preschool team will be monitoring and approving membership requests.   

Get Connected to preschool

  

Update from our Missions Office:

(Updated 3.26.20) At this time, we have canceled our mission trips to Belize and Malaysia. We are doing everything we can to monitor the situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. The IMB is currently recommending that all volunteer trips be suspended through at least June 30. Our summer trips will be assessed as those dates approach. Visit our blog at www.gofbr.org for more information. You may contact our missions office at if you have any specific questions. 

What precautions can people take?

If you are sick, please stay home.  The coronavirus is a respiratory disease that typically manifests itself with fever, cough, and shortness of breath.  The symptoms can be mild to severe.  People with respiratory problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart problems are more likely to develop serious illness.  While most people recover without special treatment, we “love our brother” by taking precautions to prevent the infection of people who are at higher risk of serious illness.  In the event that you need to stay home, you may watch our services live on our website on Sundays, or on our Facebook page.  You can also give online as your regular act of worship in giving.  You can also watch a delayed broadcast of our worship service on our local NBC television station KNWA.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze.
  • Disinfect surfaces and objects regularly.

What precautions is FBCR taking to make FBCR gatherings and facilities as safe as possible?

  • Wiping down all common area touchpoints throughout the day.
  • Keeping hand sanitizers throughout the building.
  • Deep cleaning common areas.
  • Our door greeters will not pass out bulletins.  You may pick a bulletin up yourself at the doors.
  • Our greeters will wave instead of shake hands.  We will encourage alternate methods of greeting rather than handshakes and hugs.
  • We will place hand sanitizers at check-in stations and ask people to use hand sanitizer before and after using the computer.
  • We will continue providing our coffee stations.  Please use hand sanitizer provided at each station prior to getting your coffee.

What should we be doing as Christ-followers?