On-Campus Gathering Plan in Response to COVID-19

We will follow these Guiding Principles in our plan to gather again on campus. Think of them as the “why” behind the plan we have come up with.
  • We will care well for our body.
  • We will stay in step with our community.
  • We will love one another with patience and grace.


During the month of May, we will continue weekend Worship gatherings online only. Groups of 10 or fewer are encouraged to meet at their discretion in accordance with CDC and government guidelines.


During the beginning of June, we will continue gathering online for weekend Worship Services, with the additional layer of inviting other families, friends, or neighbors to worship with you at home. Groups are encouraged to resume regular meetings at their discretion.


We have resumed on campus gathering with modifications at the end of June for Roane County (June 21) & Harrison Lane (June 27/28). We will not have Kids Ministry, but encourage you to worship together with your family on campus or at home. Bearden has the added hurdle of awaiting occupancy status in the new building and will promptly gather on-site once that is achieved.

We understand not all may be ready to gather in person, so we will continue to offer online weekend Worship Services.


Contingent on no changes to COVID-19 case status or altered government guidelines, weekend Worship gatherings will be fully operational on all campuses! In addition, our Kids Ministry will reopen. We will continue to offer online Worship Services.

“Pray For God’s Guidance”

Psalm 25:4-5 “Show me your ways LORD. Teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”

 Proverbs 3:5-6  “Trust in the LORD with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Heavenly Father,  In these days we find ourselves in an ever-changing world as almost everything we once knew has been effected by the Coronavirus. Everyday we must navigate the changes it has brought to every area of our lives. We ask Father that as we look to you that you would give us your wisdom and guidance in every step we take. Give us all courage to embrace change and look for the opportunities that are created by it, to be your hands and feet to those around us that do not know you. We thank you that you know the beginning and end of all things and that we can lean into your promises and find trust you for every situation. So protect us from any worry or anxiety in these days because you are faithful…We can trust in you!

Its in Jesus’ name we pray, Amen!


I Need Help

If you are in need during this time, please let us know. We would like to find a way to get you what you need. Especially if you are at high risk of contracting this disease, allow us to get your groceries or medicines for you or whatever else you are needing so that you may remain healthy and limit interaction with places that could put you at greater risk.

Contact our Local Impact Coordinator, Rick Robertson, to let him know how we can help.


I Can Help

We know many are asking, how can I help in this crisis? If you are willing and able to help meet the needs of those more vulnerable at this time by running errands or assisting in whatever way is needed, we can match you up with someone who has expressed a need at this time.

Contact our Local Impact Coordinator, Rick Robertson, to let him know you are available.


I Need Prayer/Care

As we are in this time of limiting large gatherings at the church, we want to continue to meet your spiritual needs. If you are in need of prayer or care ministry of any kind, we want to do all we can to assist you in receiving it.

Contact our Prayer Pastor, Danny Matthews, and he will connect you with prayer ministers/teams.


Contact A Campus Pastor

If you have any other needs during this time, please contact your campus pastor who will be glad to assist you and help connect you to resources.

Harrison Lane | Dave Nichols
Roane County | Todd Mikelson
Bearden | Tim Bubar