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On July 26th, we announced that it is our intention to begin socially distant, smaller gatherings in person beginning on Sunday, August 16th.
Our intention is to hold two gatherings at 9:30 & 11:00 AM. We will open registration for these gatherings to allow you to see when we are close to capacity so you can make an informed decision based on your comfort level for your family.
Please see our FAQ section at the bottom of this page for more information.
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There are still many ways to stay connected from your homes:
Sundays @ 10am. Join us for our weekend gathering on our website or on our YouTube channel. Our live gathering is now 100% virtual until August 16th, with pastors and musicians collaborating from their homes. If you can’t attend live, recorded livestreams are available on demand.
Wednesdays @ noon. Have lunch and hangout with Pastor Suzie Lind on Instagram Live.
Weekdays on demand. The new Journey Now podcast, with contributions from Journey pastors and staff, starts your day with stories, encouragement and prayer—all in 10 minutes or less. Listen on the journeytn.com messages page or subscribe on iTunes.
Wednesdays @ 6:30pm Journey Student Ministries gather via zoom together as well as throughout the week with their Villages. Please follow JSM on Instagram for up to date information or reach out to Cary@journeytn.com for grade level information.
Throughout your week. Journey artists and musicians post home concerts every week on social media. Check our Facebook and Instagram feeds for the latest posts.
Together, we are refined in community, so we want to help each other beyond our regular gatherings. Here are some ways we can do that:
If COVID-19 creates special challenges due to your health, and you are a part of our Journey family, let Sam Barnhart know at email@example.com. We are here to help.
CAN YOU HELP?
For the rest of us, let’s think and pray about what each of us might do to help others. Who in your neighborhood or your circle of friends needs a hand with groceries or errands?
We also have a list of organizations and volunteering opportunities for tornado relief on our website.
FAITH IN GIVING
Everyone is taking a financial hit in these circumstances—families, businesses and even churches. If you are able to care for your own needs, we urge you to continue to be faithful in your giving to Journey.
Though we are working hard to be good stewards of every dollar, we need to keep staff salaries in place as our teams work harder than ever. Of course, we are finishing work on our new building so that it will be ready when we’re able to gather together again in person.
Please continue to support our efforts by giving online, via Venmo (Journey-Church-1) or by mailing a check to us at Journey Church, 1600 Wilson Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027.
We will continue to communicate on this page as often as needed to make sure you’re updated on our plans. Please also sign up for our weekly email newsletter at the bottom of our website home page.
Be safe and stay healthy, Journey. We love you all and look forward to connecting with you in new ways during this time. Please let me know if you have any questions or need to talk further.
If you have been affected and need help, please email Sam Barnhart, our care pastor.
Q: What time will our gatherings take place?
A: We will offer two live gatherings at half capacity (200 max) at 9:30, and 11:00. You also can attend either gathering live online at journeytn.com/livestream . For those who prefer to stay outside, we will have outside viewing and audio areas (weather permitting). Last, we will broadcast on a low-wattage FM transmitter for those who want to listen from their car.
Q: What safety measures should I expect?
A: In addition to social distancing, we will require masks for all attendees age 7 and over. We will provide masks if you need one. There will be hand sanitizer stations throughout the building. We will not be serving coffee until further notice. Exterior and interior doors will remain open (if weather permits) to allow for air circulation and to minimize contact with shared hard surfaces. When the gathering concludes, we will ask people to move outdoors immediately. As you greet each other and socialize, please respect social distancing and wear a mask.
Q: Will we be temperature checking?
A: Yes. We will check the temperature of all staff and volunteers prior to the gatherings.
Q: Why are you requiring masks when it is not mandated to do so for worship gatherings?
A: While it has not been mandated, the Governor, TN Department of Health and the CDC have all stated that masks help fight the spread of COVID-19 and have the potential to save lives. Journey Church follows Jesus’ command to love one another, so when we gather it is an expression of love to wear a mask.
Q: Will registration be required?
A: Registration is HIGHLY encouraged so we can plan seating accordingly and have an idea of how many people we can expect. We will not turn people away who have not registered unless we are at capacity. This is not a ticketed system, nor will you need to check-in when you arrive. This will allow you to know if we have reached our cap of 200 people. We will close registration when the gathering time is full.
Keep in mind that outdoor, drive-in and online options will be available for both services after registration closes.
Q: How will social distancing be maintained?
A: We will seat according to family pods and maintain 6-feet social distancing recommendations. As difficult as it is, we ask you to practice common sense and sensitivity towards others when it comes to handshakes, hugs and personal contact.
Q: How will seating work?
A: We will carefully set up rows of chairs in the gathering space, and create an extra buffer between the people on the platform and those seated. Ushers will seat you as you arrive, filling in from the front to the back and from the middle to the ends of each row so you will not need to step over someone already seated. We will maintain appropriate spacing between those not attending together as a family.
Q: How will we sanitize in between gatherings?
A: Between gatherings, we will spray cloth chairs and wipe surfaces with disinfectant. We will also clean and disinfect bathrooms. Note that we use chemical sanitizing products, with the exception of in our children’s classrooms where we use natural products.
Q: Will we offer Kids Ministry?
A: Initially children will not be gathering on Sunday mornings. We hope that as fall approaches and schools re-open, we will be able to resume these gatherings. In the meantime, our Kids Ministry team is available to connect with families and we are providing activity bags for kids to stay engaged during the in-person gatherings.
Q: How do I know if I should stay home?
A: While we desire to worship with each of you in person, your safety—and the safety of everyone who joins us—is of paramount importance. If you or someone you live with has had a fever, cough, traveled, or been asked to quarantine in the last 14 days, we appreciate your willingness to stay home and help protect others.
Q: What if someone who comes to a gathering tests positive for the virus?
A: We trust that each of us will be responsible to inform one another appropriately. Any physical gathering creates risk, so we ask that each of us minimize it. If we all work together and respect the rules, our exposure should be no more than it is when we go to the store or engage in other activities outside the home.