As we continue to move through our phases of regathering, here are answers to some frequently asked questions. We will continue to update our plans as we move forward.
What will registration look like?
- Due to limited seating, registration is required to ensure that every person has a seat for Sunday service. Registration links for worship services and children’s ministry can be found across all our communication channels: app, website, email, Sunday bulletin, and social media.
Is it safe for me to come to church?
- While we can’t eliminate 100% of the risk, we are referencing CDC guidelines and implementing certain recommended precautions when gathering. We are sharing our procedures and recommendations for disinfecting and social distancing for services so that you can decide for your family if you feel comfortable gathering in person.
What is the plan for cleaning / sanitizing?
- The lobby, Worship Center, hallways, bathrooms, and classrooms will be thoroughly disinfected before and after every service. Touchless hand sanitizer stations will be strategically located throughout the building.
What will social distancing look like?
- As we are referencing CDC social distancing guidelines, it is important that each person use wisdom and be discerning of one another’s comfort levels. Families will be seated together with appropriate distance between families. The rows in the Worship Center have already been spaced to provide the recommended distance between rows.
What about masks?
- We are requesting that everyone wear a mask or face covering while on campus for any church ministry. A limited supply of masks will be available for those who don’t bring their own. We will continue to require all Mission Church staff and volunteers to receive temperature checks and to wear masks while serving, except while on stage leading.
How do I know if I should stay home from a gathering of any size?
- You should stay home if you or anyone in your family has a fever, cough, or have been exposed to someone who is sick. If you are not comfortable in a large gathering, please continue to enjoy our online worship experience.
What is the plan for Children’s Ministry?
- Children’s Ministry will be available for Infants – Grade 5 on a limited basis. Children of any age are welcome to worship with their parents. Special printable activity sheets will be available in the Worship Center. They can also be found in the Sunday Resources link on our website and in our Mission Church mobile app. We will continue to offer online lessons and resources for our Mission Kids. Our team has been innovative in designing the classroom experience to accomplish discipleship while providing space to spread out and allow for appropriate ratios of kids to teachers.
What if I am considered high-risk?
- There will be additional accommodations for those who consider themselves high-risk. A separate entrance and exit door will be marked at the back of the Worship Center providing easy and direct access to a special high-risk seating section for those who would like to use it.
Can guests come?
- Yes, guests are welcome. We encourage everyone to register in advance. We ask that all guests come to the Guest Check-In table.
What will entering and exiting the building look like?
- Please enter and exit the building as a family through the main entrance doors. Hand sanitizer stations will be available on the way into the building. As you enter directly into the Worship Center, an usher will direct you to a section where one of our seating coordinators will seat you as a family. This coordination will help us accommodate all who have registered for each service. After the service, you will be dismissed as a family to exit through the Worship Center doors in the back of the room into the gravel lot.
How will the service be different?
- Our services will be touchless to mitigate as much risk as possible. There will continue to be a digital bulletin, Friendship Register, sermon notes, and online giving. Offering drop boxes will be available when exiting the Worship Center. Optional Mission Kids handouts and printed sermon notes will be available.
Will we be singing?
- Yes. We will sing before and after the message.
Will bathrooms be available?
- Yes, however the capacity of the restrooms will be limited.
How will volunteers be screened?
- Since volunteers will be directly and regularly interacting with many people, they will have a touchless temperature check and answer key questions about their health prior to serving.
What is the plan for midweek Student Ministry?
- Students will continue meeting every Wednesday socially distanced when possible. There will be a mixture of inside and outside activities.
What is the plan for midweek Small Groups?
- Small Groups are meeting bi-weekly with the option to meet in person. For those who aren’t comfortable meeting in person, the option to utilize technology is still available.
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