OUR PHASE IN PLAN

As we seek to resume our services, programs, and activities in a safe and responsible manner, please click on our latest update from Pastor Drew and look over the details below that lay out our plan as we begin to phase back into our weekly ministry & events. Access the schedule and guidelines below.

  • UPDATES FROM OUR PASTOR

    Take a look at the latest updates from Pastor Drew to our church.


    Click here to access updates.

  • SCHEDULE OF SERVICES & PROGRAMS

    We will begin to open the church for LifeGroups & some Mid-Week Services in May. Our first Sunday Worship Service will take place on June 7. Look over the detailed schedule & plans by clicking the link below.


    Click here to access the schedule.

  • LifeGroups (adults & Teens)

    Adult & Teen LifeGroups will resume at the church on Sunday, May 24. Classes will be spread out around our campus in order to provide distance seating. Families are encouraged to attend their classes together with kids and sit together by household, however some parents may elect to alternate weekly attendance if needed. We will not be able to provide childcare or children's classes as we start out, but will resume them as soon as we feel it is appropriate. 


    Times:

    May 24 & 31 - 8:45-9:45am (in order to allow time to return home for Online Service)


    Beginning June 7 - Times will depend upon the number of Worship Services we provide, so they will either begin at 9:00am or 9:45am.


    Meeting Locations:

    • Women's in Worship Center - Right

    • 40-50’s in Worship Center - Left

    • Men's in 4-5th Grade Room

    • Primetimers in Women's Room

    • 30-40’s in Youth Room

    • 20-30’s in 30-40’s Room

    • CG Men in 20-30’s Room

    • CG Women in Primetimers' Room

    • Connect Class in 40-50’s Room

    • Students in Kids Wing (broken up into MS Girls, MS Boys, HS Girls, & HS Boys) 

  • Worship Services

    We will resume our Sunday Morning Worship Services on Sunday, June 7. We will be sending out a survey during the final week of May to help determine how many people plan to attend our service. Based off those results, we will determine if it is best to have 1 or 2 services to allow for adequate distancing. Services will also continue to be streamed LIVE online.The Service Times and Guidelines that we will be following are laid out below.


    Service Times:

    10:30am (if only 1 service)

    8:30am & 11:00am (if 2 services are provided)


    Guidelines:

    • Seating spread out to provide adequate distancing
    • Households will sit together
    • Offering collected in Collection Boxes upon arrival or departure
    • Ushers to help people find proper seating
    • No Meet-N-Greet
    • Overflow Rooms available if needed (Youth Room, Women's Room, & Cafe)
    • Dismissal will be directed by sections to assist with distancing upon departure
  • MIDWEEK Services/Programs

    After May 24, we will resume some of our midweek services and programs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. These will take place in rooms and areas that will provide adequate distancing. As conditions improve throughout the summer, we will begin to add more options.


    Common Ground College Services - Tuesdays from 6:15-8:15pm

    Located in the Worship Center (beginning Tuesday, May 26)


    Student Ministry Worship Services - Wednesdays from 6:15-8:15pm

    Located in the Worship Center (beginning Wednesday, May 27)


    Restoration & Recovery Group Meetings - Wednesdays from 6:15-7:45pm

    Located in the 30-40's Room (beginning Wednesday, May 27)


    Music Ministry Band & Choir Rehearsals - Wednesdays from 6:15-8:15pm

    Located in the Youth Room (beginning Wednesday, May 27)


    *No Childcare or Kids Activities provided at this time.


    *Plans to add Kids Activities and Adult Class Options in July/August.


  • D-Groups

    Discipleship Groups will continue to minister to one another in the same ways that they have been during the quarantine time with HEAR Journals, group texts, phone calls, ZOOM meetings, etc. Formal meeting times at the church are not being provided at this time.

  • CHILDCARE & CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

    We will not be providing childcare or children's classes/programs throughout the first steps of our Phase In. Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend any service or program with their parents/guardians. Please do not let the fear of being a "distraction" keep you from attending. We are excited to have everyone unite back together, no matter what that looks like. Ultimately, we know that every family situation is different, so please do whatever you feel is best for your family. 


    *Our plans are to add Kid's classes/programs and childcare options in July/August if the situation continues to improve.

  • OUR CAMPUS & FACILITIES

    In an effort to keep you informed on how we are preparing our facilities for this return and how we will continue to provide a clean & safe environment each week, please look over some of these steps we are taking...

    • Our campus will be "fogged" with disinfectant before/after each service/program day

    • Our janitorial staff will deep clean restrooms, doors, etc. each week between services/programs

    • Door Greeters will open/close all doors throughout campus to limit the amount of people that touch doors

    • Doors will be wiped down multiple times throughout Sunday mornings & Wednesday evenings

    • Hand Sanitizing Stations are positioned throughout the campus

    • Restroom Doors will be adjusted to allow hands-free entry/exit

    • Signage throughout campus to remind of guidelines and provide directional instructions  (outside, inside, on doors, on screens)

    • We will not have the Cafe open or coffee available at this time

    • Entering/Exiting Procedures utilized and communicated clearly

    • No paper handouts such as bulletins, communication cards, etc.

  • GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW

    Attendees are asked to follow these guidelines in order for us to continue to offer programs/services in a safe environment...

    • Greet others with contactless methods (no handshakes, hugs, etc.)

    • Remain 6 feet apart from those not in your household

    • Sit with your household only

    • Use hand sanitizing stations

    • Follow any other instructions provided by staff, volunteers, or signage

  • Events & activities

    Our summer calendar of events has been altered to provide the best schedule for our ministries under the current conditions. These decisions were not the easiest to make, but we feel as though we can still provide a great summer of ministry & fulfill our mission with this format. 

    • Church Prayer Drive - Sunday, May 17 from 9:00-10:00am
    • Summer Day Camp - cancelled for 2020
    • VBS - changed to a 1-day Super-Summer Kid's Event on Saturday, July 18
    • Youth Camp - changed to a local, non-overnight week long event - July 6-10
    • Kid's Camp - cancelled
    • College Ocoee Trip - rescheduled to July 30 - August 1
    • Women's Ministry Summer Event - Saturday, June 13 (info coming soon)
    • Men's Ministry Summer Event - Saturday, June 27 (info coming soon)
    • Singles Ministry Summer Fellowships - Sunday afternoon/evenings every other week beginning May 31 - times/locations will vary
    • JOY Ministry Mexican Fiesta - Thursday, July 16 - Street Tacos lunch at the Church
    • all other previously planned summer events have been cancelled or are being rescheduled
  • FUTURE PLANS

    We are hopeful that we will be able to return to our full slate of weekly programs, services, and events in August. We are continuing to monitor the situation and listen to the guidelines and recommendations provided by our national, state, and local government, as well as the Southern Baptist Convention, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, Mid-South Baptist Association, and the Fayette Baptist Association. 


    *Ultimately, we will continue to pray and seek the Lord for direction and wisdom on what the best decisions are for our church. With that said, all of our plans and timelines are subject to change based off of many factors. The timeline for these items could be moved up or delayed as needed. 


    Phase #1

    May 24 - June 6

    • Sunday Adults & Teens LifeGroups for the whole family to attend
    • Online Sunday Worship Services
    • Midweek Services/Programs - limited to College, Youth, Music, Restoration & Recovery
    • Some events begin to take place
    • No childcare or children's programs

    Phase #2

    June 7 - 30

    • Sunday Adults & Teens LifeGroups for the whole family to attend
    • Sunday Worship Services at the Church (as well as online) - potential for 2 services to allow for adequate distancing
    • Midweek Services/Programs - limited to College, Youth, Music, Restoration & Recovery
    • More events
    • No childcare or children's programs


    Phase #3

    July/August

    • Sunday Adults & Teens LifeGroups for the whole family to attend
    • Sunday Worship Services at the Church (as well as online) - potential for 2 services to allow for adequate distancing
    • Midweek Services/Programs - expanded to include additional adult class options and potentially children's programs
    • More events
    • Childcare and children's programs will potentially resume
  • WEEKLY VIDEOS

    The ministry videos that we have been providing will begin to phase out throughout this timeline. We hope they have been a blessing and encouragement to you and your family.


    • Sunday Worship LiveStream - will continue to be available each week moving forward on our website, Facebook, and YouTube
    • College & Student Ministry Services - will end as their live services begin on May 26 & 27
    • Daily Devotional Videos - will change to a different format on May 24 as LifeGroups begin sharing the Word each week
    • Women's Ministry Saturday Stream - will run throughout the month of May and end on May 30
    • Kid's Ministry Videos - will continue to be provided on all of our platforms for families to use throughout this summer until Kid's activities & programs resume