Important Cononavirus Update on Summer Programming

May 15, 2020

The leadership of YWAM Montana – Lakeside has continued to prayerfully watch and assess the impact of COVID-19 globally, in the United States, and locally here in Montana. It is clear to everyone that we are in an unprecedented season of life and ministry. 

As our leaders have prayed and we have considered all statewide government advisories, we have come to a place of unity in understanding what God is asking of us in this coming Summer quarter.  We have made a faith-centered decision to pause our on-campus Summer programs, moving some online, and pushing others to the Fall. At this point in time, the restrictions imposed by the State of Montana and the reality of COVID-19 in the U.S. make it nearly impossible to start our schools at their normal time. 

With the Summer approaching, we as a community are entering an extended time of renewal, while seeking new vision together. We are not closing our campus, but we will be selective in what we do as we listen to the Holy Spirit and strive to diligently follow his lead. Our staff will continue to serve the local community in this time of crisis while coming together to build one another up for the coming year. We are working hard as we prepare our campus to fully reopen in the Fall.  

In the meantime, we continue to offer many exciting and innovative online courses, as well as new streaming opportunities for development, encouragement, and fellowship. Our methods may change but be assured that our mission remains the same – To know God and make Him known. Together we commit to the communication of the gospel by training, sending, supporting, and being missionaries. 

Please keep watching our website for up to date information as the COVID-19 situation changes. We are very thankful for your understanding and support in this unexpected journey!

IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT

March 13, 2020

The leadership and staff of YWAM Montana – Lakeside are closely monitoring the progress of the COVID-19 virus in Montana, the U.S., and around the world. We are seeking counsel from local medical professionals as to what precautions and action steps we need to take on campus and in our ministries. We are also staying alert to local and international news, as well as updates from the State Department, CDC, and WHO.

Our first commitment is to the Kingdom of God and the Great Commission, while at the same time holding to our value of prioritizing the well-being of those we serve. The safety of all our partners – staff, students, and teams, is important to us.

We are committed to:

  • Relevant and timely communication to all our teams, students and staff
    concerning any important changes and updates related to the Coronavirus 2019-
    nCoV both globally and in Lakeside MT.
  • Following the guidelines and recommendations of the World Health Organization
    (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and local medical professionals.
  • Taking all necessary steps and ongoing precautions needed to keep our facilities
    clean and healthy for everyone who serves and participates with us.
  • Taking all appropriate measures to prepare our campus should a member of our community ever have a confirmed case of coronavirus.

For additional information about the Coronavirus please go to the CDC website at: Coronavirus information at the CDC.

Sincerely,

Keith Buzzard
President – Youth With A Mission Montana, inc.

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