This year has been drastically different than we planned or hoped: our entire world has been impacted by this pandemic and its ripples. We are grieving the losses of loved ones, jobs, plans, and celebrations. We are grieving the loss of personal connection and the way we used to experience church.
Over the summer, we shared that we were postponing large, indoor in-person gatherings until 2021, and that is still the plan. We want to learn during this time so that we can safely reopen in the future, so some of our campuses are holding small, indoor watch parties with limited attendance and COVID protocols in place. This will look different by campus as we work with our local officials in each of our communities to ensure the safety of those who choose to come.
As of today, we don’t anticipate hosting indoor gatherings until 2021 that exceed 25% of seating capacity, nor do we anticipate opening our Promiseland environments in the near future. We are monitoring this regularly and will adjust as necessary to keep the health and safety of our congregation and community as a top priority.
Throughout this time, let’s be people committed to carrying the love of Jesus into our neighborhoods. Let’s serve and bless those around us who may have lost loved ones or jobs, those managing work and school for their kids, and those experiencing loneliness during this time. Let's encourage one another and watch in wonder as God shows us once again that His Church will stand. We are in this together.
We invite you to learn more about how your campus is gathering during this season below.