After much research, counsel, and prayer from many, including our churchwide survey, there is consensus by Staff Leadership and the Stewardship Board to take gradual and incremental steps to reopen for in-person services. We will begin holding Thursday evening services at 7 pm at our Sprecher Road Campus beginning Thursday, September 10, 2020.
Like you, we’re excited to worship in person! While there is not one clear playbook for reopening our church buildings, our goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment. As we transition back to meeting in-person, things will still be different, and we want everyone to feel safe, supported and have a positive experience. For those who can’t return immediately, or in the foreseeable future, we’re committed to providing an excellent online experience.
While the pandemic has brought immense challenges to us, we are thankful for how God has used this difficult time to broaden our reach far beyond our community. We will regularly update this page as we have new or updated information.
If you have any other specific questions, please contact us.
Registration is free and opens one week prior. Seats are automatically blocked to account for physical distancing.
Main front church doors open at 6:45 pm.
Enjoy the service as we worship together!
After service, proceed to the exit quickly and safely. Feel free to socialize outside and practice physical distancing.
We will begin holding Thursday evening services at our Sprecher Road Campus at 7 pm beginning September 10, 2020.
While we are taking every possible measure we can to assure your safety, please understand we can’t guarantee it. See below for the precautionary steps we are taking:
DCC is known as a warm, welcoming, friendly place. This is a value we will strive to maintain, even with additional restrictions in the layout and usability of our spaces. Even though masks are required and physical distancing maintained, we will find ways to extend a warm greeting. We will still offer worship that lifts the heart and teaching that connects our lives with the greater story God is unfolding in and through our lives. All this to continue to connect hearts to Christ in our services so that we can see even more people become devoted followers of Christ.
The health and safety of our children and families have always been, and remains, a top priority. As we open with gradual and incremental steps, instead of opening up our DCC Kids ministry, we will begin with a Family Friendly venue located in the Activity Center. Families will be able to sit around tables and children will be provided with fun activity bags.
Currently, per state mandate, anyone five years of age or older must wear a cloth face-covering in any public building. If you are unable for medical reasons to wear a mask, for the safety of others, we want to encourage you, at this time, to continue watching online. We’ll keep updating this section as new guidelines are issued.
Each of our venues will be set up to provide physical distancing by removing rows and keeping three empty seats between groups/or individuals.
The simple answer is when you are ready. We fully support you, understanding everyone’s situation is different. As we update you with the reopening of our physical buildings, we ask that you make the right decision for you and your family. If you are in a high-risk category, or have a preexisting condition, or live with someone who does, we strongly encourage you to continue joining us online. We will continue to offer our excellent services online.
Simply put, watch parties are where you invite, host and watch the weekend message together in your home, garage, patio or any place where a group can safely gather. This is an easy way to invite friends and family, and a great way to experience community. We encourage as many who are comfortable, to explore this new opportunity.
It is our intention to continue to provide all the resources that are currently online. If you have a question about a specific resource or cannot find what you need please let us know. Currently, links to online resources can be found here. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us.
Yes. Virtual/zoom small groups have allowed more people to connect as we continue to reach more people. In addition, virtual/zoom small groups will continue to be a way to engage in ministry for those who are not able, or not ready to come back. Small groups that are comfortable may choose to gather in person in homes.
We are prepared for various versions of possible surges that may happen. DCC has a great relationship with local authorities, including the health department, so we will act on their suggested guidelines.
We are prepared to host small funerals and weddings under the current guidelines. Please follow up with staff.