[Re] Gathering

 

RE-GATHERING

Let’s begin with a reminder. We are not sharing plans about “re-opening” of our church. We can’t do this because the church never closed!

RE-GATHERING --- We are developing plans for the “re-gathering” of our church for in-person experiences on the FBC Lewisville campus. Our church is comprised of members from all age groups. As a result, we have had much to consider as we begin to incrementally re-gather as a church family on our campus.

THREE PHASES – You will be able to peruse the summaries of each phase of our re-gathering plans below. Please note these phases are guides for us to consider as we progress towards the full re-gathering of our church family. We will provide more information as we transition into each phase!

Each phase represents hours of research, dialogue, and prayer. We have consulted health professionals, local civic leaders, many other church leaders, our own church leaders, our staff, and various other networks of experts. Our Chairpersons of Finance – Stan Luse; Personnel – Karen Gnepper; Deacons – Dave Glazner; Vice Chairperson of Deacons – Ray White; and Trustee – Ray Sheehan, have led us in this transition effort. We are extremely grateful for their hard work.

Let’s keep praying. Let’s keep participating. Let’s stay patient. God will lead us to the future He has planned for us.

Current Operations

Phase 1

DESCRIPTION:
Ministry will be primarily online with some in-person experiences. The church host limited special events and small group activities outside and inside the building.

PEOPLE:
Limited staff and volunteers. Special events and group activities are guided by government restrictions and event/group details.

SOCIAL PRACTICES:
Physical distancing, masks (recommended), hand washing, sanitized surfaces, health screenings for indoor events. Vulnerable individuals are “safer-at-home.”

FACILITIES:
Worship recordings. Parking lots available for events. Limited space is available in the church building.

Beginning 7/19/20

Phase 2

DESCRIPTION:
Ministry will be a combination of online and in-person experiences. Worship Services resume on-campus in a limited capacity by securing a reservation. Limited events will be held in select locations on the FBCL campus.

PEOPLE:
Limited staff and volunteers. Special events and group activities are guided by government restrictions and event/group details.

SOCIAL PRACTICES:
Physical distancing, masks required in most experiences and required in Worship Services, hand washing, sanitized surfaces, health screenings for indoor events. Vulnerable individuals are “safer-at-home.”

FACILITIES:
Worship Center is available for worship. Parking lots available for events. Limited event space available in the church building.

TO BE DETERMINED

Phase 3

DESCRIPTION:
Ministry will be a combination of online and in-person. Worship Services continue on-campus. Bible Study Classes and Discipleship Groups resume on-campus with scheduling and format.

PEOPLE:
Staff, volunteers, and participants. Events guided by government restrictions and event details.

SOCIAL PRACTICES:
Limited physical contact, masks optional, hand washing, sanitized surfaces, health screenings optional.

FACILITIES:
Worship Center is available for worship. The campus is open and available for future programming.