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Starting in March, our COVID protocols are shifting as follows:
9:30 AM Gathering – Masks are required for the entirety of the gathering and our seating is capped at 50% capacity.
11:00 AM Gathering – Masks are optional during the gathering while seated and our seating is capped at 50% capacity.
We ask that in both gatherings masks are worn as you enter and exit the space and in common areas such as the lobby and restrooms.
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 @ 9:30 & 11:00am. Join us for our weekend gathering on our website or on our YouTube channel. If you can’t attend live, recorded livestreams are available on demand.
Journey Now Podcast. Join staff and friends of Journey Church for this weekday podcast where we explore pressing questions about faith, history, truth, and what it means to be a Jesus follower. Every Monday through Friday, you’ll hear stories, interviews, guidance on spiritual practices, (and some irreverent humor) as we awaken, align, and live out our true identities in Christ. Here’s where to listen.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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).
Q: What safety measures should I expect?
A: In addition to social distancing, we will require masks for all attendees age 7 and over in our common areas and during our 9:30 AM gathering. 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 is Journey requiring masks 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: 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: Children’s ministry is offered during the 9:30 AM gathering!
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 10 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.