Executive Pastor of Campuses Eugene Lee shared a brief statement before his sermon:
And now I just want to say a word about this week. It has been a hard week for our church family. I’ve talked to so many of you who are hurting, disappointed, confused, and heartbroken, and I am so sorry you are feeling that way. I want you to know that we are listening. We’re listening, and praying, and we hear your concerns. We are listening to your questions and we understand your disappointment. We are praying for wisdom and courage and healing and unity for our church, and I want to thank you for your patience and your love. We are grateful for your prayers, and we are grateful for your concerns, too. We’re working on some significant next steps, which we hope to share with you this coming week. In the meantime, if there’s any way we can pray for you, please, please let us know.