Phased Re-Entry Plan

Our re-entry plan is based on the illustration Pastor Chad shared when we first started this journey together. He said,  “we are all in the same storm but in different boats.” That is a good thing to remember as we move forward. We don’t know what others are dealing with in their boat and how it may affect what they are comfortable doing. Even though you may be ready to jump back in, know there are others who are not yet at that point. If we all keep that in mind, it will help us move forward as a church in this unprecedented season.

The information below is to let you know where we are in the re-entry plan. You will find a quick reference chart that will allow you to see at a glance the different areas of ministry. Movement between phases will be a slow roll as opposed to a hard shift. This will help us learn the best ways to keep areas clean and people safe. When we feel it is time, we will slowly add the return of groups and ministries to campus. Our hope is that we keep moving forward through the phases but realize that if conditions worsen in our area, we may have to take a step back. We are looking at several different metrics for our area to help guide us in making decisions. As always, we covet your prayers for wisdom and insight as we navigate this storm together.   

QUICK REFERENCE CHART:

 PHASE 1: Safe at Home - Weathering the Storm

  • Online Only Worship
  • Virtual Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs)
  • Buildings Closed During the Week
  • Food Pantry Open
  • Reduced Office Hours
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Safety Procedures



PHASE 2: minimally on-site - testing the waters

  • Online Worship; Limited (25%) In-Person Worship; Home Watch Parties
  • Virtual Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs); Tailgate & Home Groups Encouraged
  • Mask Required; Physical Distancing
  • Small Outdoor Events
  • Buildings Closed During the Week
  • Food Pantry Open
  • Reduced Office Hours
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Safety Procedures


PHASE 3: VIGilant accommodations - navigating our way

  • Online Worship; Limited (50%) In-Person Worship; Home Watch Parties
  • Virtual Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs); Tailgate & Home Groups Encouraged
  • Slow Ramp Up of In-Person Adult BFGs; Limited Weekday Adult Groups (with approved safety plan)
  • Masks & Physical Distancing as Directed
  • Small Outdoor Events
  • Food Pantry Open
  • Reduced Office Hours
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Safety Procedures



PHASE 4: A cautious return - picking up speed

  • Online Worship; Limited (50%) In-Person Worship; Home Watch Parties
  • Mask & Physical Distancing as Directed
  • Outdoor Events
  • Ramp Up of In-Person Adult BFGs; Limited Weekday Adult Groups (with approved safety plan)
  • Preschool (Birth-Age 4) by RSVP for Those on Campus
  • Food Pantry Open
  • Reduced Office Hours
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Safety Procedures


PHASE 5: EXPANded Return - FUll speed ahead

  • Online Worship; In-Person Worship
  • Ramp Up of All BFGs Moving Back on Campus (slow re-start of children and youth BFGs)
  • Other Activities Slow Roll-in
  • Food Pantry Open
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Safety Procedures