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Questions and Answers
Kennesaw First Baptist Church
1.When are we reopening?
We are reopening on June 14.
2. What services will be provided on June 14?
Traditional Service at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel.
Contemporary Service at 11:00 a.m. in the Gathering Center.
3. Why are we implementing Phase I and Phase II at the same time?Originally, we planned to open only with the 11:00 a.m. services. Yet, after prayer and consideration, it became apparent that the best and safest plan was to have two separate venues in two separate rooms to allow for better social distancing and smaller services for our church family and its safety.
4. When will we have childcare?
Childcare will launch slowly. During June childcare will not be available. Yet, on July 7 we will launch a combination of Sunday School and Kids Church during the 11:00 hour.
This allows time for the CDC numbers to continue to fall and for proper preparation for children’s ministries to relaunch in the safest possible way. On August 2, all children’s ministry opportunities will be in full swing. (Ex. Nursery)
5. Are there options for families before July?
Our children’s ministry will be providing “Quiet Rooms” for families that wish to attend services but have concerns about their children possibly becoming disruptive. We will have rooms that the You tube Livestream will be available, or if you wish, parents and grandparents can take turns with immediate family child care.
6. What about Life groups?
While we would love to relaunch Life groups now, it is not advisable by the CDC. Therefore, we would ask that Life groups meet via Zoom at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday nights (or) another time as directed by the Life group leadership. As restrictions lift, we will welcome Life groups to meet on campus.
7. Will we continue on-line worship broadcasts?
Yes!!!! We are very excited that a team has stepped up to provide on-line broadcasts indefinitely! Therefore, a new ministry has formed during this time. They have been testing for several weeks and will take over this Sunday. The broadcasts and their quality will be getting better and better. Yet, please be patient and complimentary. We appreciate these people using their spiritual gifts to touch literally thousands with our on-line broadcasts.
8. What will church worship be like?
The focus will be on Jesus. Yet, we will practice social distancing. A professional cleaning team will be present to provide hand sanitizing upon entry. Likewise, we will ask you to space your family 6 ft. apart from other families for safety reasons. Also, offering and invitations will be different. Offering plates will be at the door and counseling will take place in rooms adjacent to the worship areas with social distancing ability.
We will ask you to enter the room and find the seat you are comfortable in. Please police yourself per sitting arrangements. Ask others around you politely if you may sit 6 ft. from them or move to a location that you feel comfortable.
9. Can I wear a mask? Gloves? Etc.?
Of course, it is strongly encouraged. Yet, remember, everyone will not have the same habits during this time so we ask that everyone be kind, sensitive, and accepting of all who wear or do not wear protective gear. It’s a joy to meet together. For those unable to attend at this time; please continue to join us on-line and invite your friends! We have expanded our family during these months and hope to continue as we engage people from many places and nations!
10. Will there be a preparatory “Pre-launch?”
Yes!!! On June 7, we will have an orientation Sunday for our leadership. Our full worship team, sanitizing team, Life group leadership will be invited to come June 7 for a preparatory Sunday. They will provide much needed feedback to allow us to discover areas that need our attention so we can make launch Sunday June 14 as perfect as possible.
11. What about camps? VBS?
Pastor Chris and Pastor Adam will provide communication and updates on each. While all “away” camps have been canceled by Lifeway, we will have other ministries that we do in-house to make this summer awesome!
12. Why launch now?
Some churches are relaunching in late May but one of the most important things we have sought to do is to “do everything together.” With the Governor issuing a continual “shelter in place” to older Americans, we sought to wait until after June 12 when it expires so that we can do everything together.
13. Can I attend yet still give via mail or on-line giving?
Yes!!! We are grateful for your faithfulness to give during this time and celebrate the fact that God is providing for His church through His people and their faithfulness in giving.
If you have any questions on how to give on-line we are available to assist.