Some Frequently Asked Questions
- What will seating look like in the worship center?
We will be spacing our rows out with more space than normal and encouraging families to space between one another to the degree they are comfortable to allow for common sense social distancing.
- Are there capacity limitations? Can we invite friends?
We expect to be able to hold everyone and visitors at this time.
- Is it recommended we wear masks and/or gloves?
Per CDC guidelines, masks and gloves are optional for all attendees
- What additional precautions will be taken for the kid's ministries?
As always, we will be cleaning our Kids ministry areas to allow for a safe environment for our children. Each room will be cleaned before and after each experience and we will be opening all of our physical classrooms to allow for the greatest capacity possible in order to have some level of social distancing.
- Will people be permitted to linger in the lobby?
Per guidelines, we ask that our church not gather in the lobby area before and after church in order to allow everyone to practice common sense social distancing to the greatest ability possible and comfort of each individual family. Also, if you are considered vulnerable we remind you that we will still be gathering online as well.
- How can we, the members, help with this transition?
You can pray and spread the word! Also, Our desire is to open every single Kids room to allow for the smallest ratios possible. This is one area that would be a huge service to our church family. We are asking that every family that has small kids whose kids are in the kids ministries to volunteer in one way or another. So we can all share the load together of putting the Word of God in little hearts and keeping our kids safe.
- What will happen if there is a spike in cases in the future?
This decision has not been made lightly. It is made with the understanding that this is an ever-moving and evolving situation that we will continue to monitor and make decisions based on new facts if they are presented in the future.
- Are other ministries open like youth, etc?
We have allowed limited small group gatherings to start happening again at the church building and they will be following guidelines as well. We encourage you to check with the leaders of each group and to follow those groups on social media to see the exact meeting times and locations.
After much thought, advice, and guidance we have created a plan for our churches to return to worship inside of our buildings.
Our churches have now reopened with some restrictions and precautions.
We have not taken this decision lightly. We understand that this situation is fluid and subject to change. We will continue to monitor the situation and make any changes needed based on the new facts.
We understand that there will be some who will prefer to join us online at this time. So we will continue to have online options available.
We encourage those who are vulnerable because of pre-existing conditions to join us online.
We will ask that anyone who feels sick or has shown any symptoms of sickness in the last 7 days please join us online.
We will be cleaning all church surfaces (including chairs) and kid's areas under the guidance of CDC standards before every church service
We will cease, for the foreseeable future, all hospitality items, cafe items and welcome stations that would encourage the passing of items.
We will also have contactless entry and exit of the building
And finally, no attendees, leaders or staff members will be required to return. We want everyone to make the choice that is best for their health situation.