We’re so excited to see you at our outdoor services starting on July 12th. We have become creative problem solvers and event planners to ensure that we not only meet the state requirements to reopen the church while ensuring health & safety, but to create a fun and joy-filled experience that we can all look forward to.
That said, here are a few common questions that have come up. If we didn’t answer your question here, please reach out to us!
Tent Church is our in-person gather for Sunday worship services, which for the meantime is outside… under large canopy tents. The tents we’re referring to are large, commercial-grade tents which allow for people to sit, socially distanced, while watching our pre-recorded sermon.
Tent Church will take place on Sundays at 9:30am starting July 12th. Tent Church is at a different location than our regular location. Here is the address:
Yes! Families of all shapes and sizes are welcome. We will have seating in place to group people from the same household together, six feet apart from others. Please note that there will not be kids ministry at Tent Church, but you can participate in kids ministry online here.
We thought you’d never ask :) Send an email to email@example.com and she’ll give you the low-down on volunteer opportunities and plug you in.
We’ve opted for outdoor services for a few reasons: First, by hosting Tent Church outside we can accomodate more people than if we were indoors. Secondly, by meeting outdoors, we obviously have better ventilation and reduce our exposure to high touch surfaces (like doorknobs and elevator buttons, for example)
You can review Washington State’s recently updated guidelines for churches HERE.
Yes! It’s a requirement for everyone in the state of Washington right now. You can read more about the mask requirements and exemptions here. Masks are required for the duration that you are at the service, including worship and during the service and afterward.
Definitely! We’re committed to providing ongoing online sunday worship services indefinitely.
Nope! We’re trying to make attending church as easy and seamless as possible for anyone who wants to attend.
Because we’re committed to providing a great experience for our online viewers as well, we will continue to pre-record our messages, as well as the worship portion. We will show our messages, including the worship portion, at tent church on a large screen. Imagine a socially-distant, outdoor viewing party.
We will have two Honey Buckets onsite as well as a hand washing station with running water. We have taken measures to ensure our handwashing stations meet the criteria as stated in the requirements.
Unfortunately for some, No. We want to eliminate as many risks to exposure as possible so we ask that you bring your own coffee and snacks to Tent Church.
While of course we can’t guarantee anything, we’ve spent months and exhausted our resources to ensure that we provide the safest possible experience for our visitors, volunteers, and staff. We wouldn’t go to the effort to meet in person if we didn’t feel that this was safe. We humbly ask that everyone respects the requirements that we must comply with as provided by the State of Washington. Specifically, here are some safety measures that you can expect at Tent Church:
THANK YOU for your patience, understanding, compassion, and prayers as we work through the details of what meeting together looks like. Ultimately our shared common goal is always to help people to find and follow Jesus. Tent Church is just one way that we can do this during a pandemic. We look forward to seeing you on July 12th!