By Tom Campisi
Tim Lucas, the lead pastor of Liquid Church, spoke about choosing “faith over fear” during an interview on the PIX11 Morning News show today.
Anchor Betty Nguyen asked Lucas how the church is offering hope during this Coronavirus Pandemic crisis, especially when all worship services are being held through social media and online.
“At this time people are feeling a lot of fear. We are encouraging them to choose faith over fear; peace over panic; and worship over worry,” Lucas said.
Before the pandemic, Liquid Church’s seven campuses would draw about 5,000 congregants each week, but now, through virtual online services, about 20,000 people are tuning in to the broadcasts on a weekly basis, he said. Additionally, an online prayer service has over one thousand viewers/participants.
“Even though we are practicing social distancing, we are not relationally distancing,” he said. “We are bringing people together through our church’s online platform.”
Nguyen also asked Lucas about the disappointment and challenge of not being able to worship in a church building on Good Friday and Easter.
“This Easter will be bittersweet for many people of faith,” he said. “But we do have a theology of suffering to go along with our theology of life and resurrection. Entering Holy Week, we are telling our people to draw strength from their faith. We are reminded that, although our world may be out of control, God is in control. Jesus carried a cross before he received a crown. We are going to going to go through some temporary suffering here in the Tri-State area, but, in the end, we believe that God will prevail.”
For more information about Liquid Church’s online services, visit https://liquidchurch.com.
Video of WPIX Interview:
Let’s choose FAITH over fear, PEACE over panic, and WORSHIP over worry… God’s got this!
Posted by Tim Lucas on Friday, April 3, 2020