COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATES

May 5th, 2020,

 

  • Spring Schools are scheduled to begin May 18th.
  • The schools shall operate under the guidelines set forth by state officials.
  • Summer and Fall quarter dates remain unchanged.

 

Believing 2020 to be a year of breakthrough, YWAM Orlando has prayerfully evaluated the Governor’s ‘phased reopening’ plan and its impact on YWAM Orlando and our spring school start date. 

 

Having delayed the start date from March 31st, to May 4th, and now to May 18th, our sense was that God was challenging us to stay the course with our planned start date of May 18th. 

 

As we move forward we will keep in mind all the safety precautions that our government has set - following a Safe, Smart and Step by Step plan. This will be done through prayer and discernment. 

 

Whenever we start the Spring Quarter schools, we are planning a wise and safe way for students to phase into our community. We will probably delay whole group gatherings until we can wisely and responsibly do so. We want to do all we can to ensure that we create a healthy environment.

 

We are staying in regular communication with our incoming students and will make sure that they are kept up to date with any changes. Our desire is to serve our students well. 

 

YWAM Orlando is committed to moving forward safely and wisely as we obey the Lord in this breakthrough year of 2020.

 

(Additionally, our summer and fall quarter start dates remain unchanged)

YWAM Orlando Campus Adjustments

  • You can join us on Facebook and Instagram as we livestream morning worship every day from 9:00AM - 10:00AM EST. 
  • In accordance with CDC recommendations, we have added additional hand-washing stations around the campus. .
  • We have increased the size of our custodial team and who are frequently disinfecting common spaces and surfaces.

 We want to emphasise that these changes have been motivated by love and respect for our community and our authorities, and not from a fear of COVID-19. The coronavirus outbreak demands nothing short of diligence, but it does not decrease the urgency of the Great Commission.

 

Now is an incredible opportunity for the Church to rise up in love and in service to communities around the world. The need for Jesus is more apparent than ever, and our potential to influence the world is great. What the enemy intends for evil, God can use for good. 

 

How you can join us.

  • Join us in prayer and fasting. The YWAM Orlando community has been committed to prayer for current events. We’re wrapping up a week of 24 hour prayer, and we’re about to begin a 3 day fast. Would you join us in prayer to see the end of COVID-19?
  • Join us for our livestream of prayer and worship on Instagram (ywamorlando) and Facebook (OrlandoYWAM). We’ll be hosting it each weekday from 9:00AM - 10:00AM EST.

Prayer Points

 

  • Pray for the health and safety of the YWAM Orlando community; incoming, and outgoing students.
  • Pray for those impacted by the virus around the world: both the sick, and those immobile due to quarantine. 
  • Pray that we the church step out of fear and into faith, and find creative ways to minister to and serve our communities.
  • Pray for the end of COVID-19.