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Learn how area churches are continuing to operate

We sampled several churches in our regional area to find out how they are operating during these confusing times. Below you can find answers based on church size. Open the dropdown of the church size that best corresponds with your church.

Worship
Practices and service activities are canceled until further notice.

Teaching
Teaching at church behind the pulpit to an empty room, recorded and streamed online
Recorded and posted on church Facebook page

Gatherings
Small groups are continuing to meet in homes (if less than 10 people)
Children’s ministry activities canceled until further notice

Communion
Canceled

Giving/Tithing
Online giving or allowing drop-offs at the church office

Communication to congregation members
Direct phone calls, text messaging, Facebook posts, website updates, email

Worship
All onsite worship activities are cancelled.

Teaching

Utilizing daily devotionals posted to website
Sermons viewed live via livestream.com / youtube.com / Facebook live

Gatherings

All gatherings have been cancelled or are “very limited”
Small groups still meeting in homes
Small groups gathering virtually (i.e. ZOOM, Skype)

Communion

No communion at this point

Giving/Tithing

Members are giving through mail, online or text

Communication to congregation members
Facebook, email, website, video updates of staff emailed or posted on the website.

Worship
Live streaming worship and teaching
Online bulletins for individuals to follow along
Using Facebook Live
Asking members age 60+ to worship at home

Teaching

Churches are sticking with their scheduled sermon series
Using Livestream / Facebook Live / Pre-recording sermons to eliminate glitches
Continuing to gather BUT went from 2 services in one venue to 4 services in two venues. Chairs spaced further apart for social distancing.
Worship guides are emailed for those worshipping at home.

Gatherings

All gatherings have been moved to online using Zoom and other video conferencing tools

Communion

Canceling altogether (formerly passed actual loaves of bread
Using individually packaged cups/wafers

Giving/Tithing

Members are giving through mail, online or text
Placing ushers at the door with buckets

Communication to congregation members

Video updates from staff or ministry leaders
Daily Zoom prayer time every morning at 9:15A
Email & social media

Re-Opening

Some churches have re-opened and most are planning their re-opening. Below is a list of network churches and what they are doing

Boones Creek Christian Community Center: Open with 6-foot SD encouraged, masks are also encouraged but not mandatory and they request that you bring your own sanitizer.
Hosanna Fellowship:  Open with SD and Masks optional; no childcare currently.
Lone Oak Christian:  Open with SD and masks encouraged; no children’s  or youth programming.
Tri-Cities Baptist: Open by RSVP only, additional services added (4) all with limited seating to allow for SD requirements.
University Parkway Baptist:  Open with Drive-In Church (2 services), communion happening with sealed disposable cups.
Westminster (Kpt): Open with no children’s or youth programming.
Truth Fellowship: Opening 5/24
Trinity Baptist:  Opening 5/31 and will follow Gov. Lee’s guidelines – adding a third service to allow for limiting seating, no hand shaking, masks are encouraged, no nursery or children’s activities, online streaming still used.
Westminster Presbyterian:  Opening 5/31
Grandview Christian:  Opening 5/31 with online RSVP to limit seating and adding an additional service. Childrens and youth activies remain virtual.
Celebration:  Opening 6/6th-7th with no sunday school or children’s services.
Lynn Garden Baptist:  Opening 6/7;  guidelines unclear at this time.
University Parkway Baptist:  Opening inside on 6/21st for those who feel comfortable – limiting seating to maintain SD, masks are encouraged, No on-site bible studies or youth/children programming. Online VBS being planned.