We were given the green light to reopen Chapel Rock on a limited basis for worship starting on Sunday, June 7. To say we are excited is a colossal understatement! We also want to be as prayerful and careful as possible so we can do it the right way, and the safe way, for all of our people and our guests. What does this mean for our Chapel Rock family? We’ve created this page to help you have detailed information about our efforts to provide a safe on-campus worship experience for you and your family.


Currently, Chapel Rock classes, Life Groups, etc. may utilize classroom space in the building by using the online Room Request form.


Unless we have new directives from the Governor or Mayor, community groups may begin using classroom space beginning Sunday, July 5. The point person or main contact for each group should use the online Room Request form or contact the Chapel Rock offices to keep the line of communication open.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Update: As Chapel Rock has now been conducting live worship services since June 5, here are few more updates as we begin to re-start additional programming.

 

The biggest news is the start times for our worship services will now return to their ‘pre-COVID’ times of 9:15 AM and 11 AM beginning Sunday, August 16!

 

In accordance with Mayor Hogsett’s public health notice 20-2020, everyone in our building must be wearing a facial mask, including Sunday mornings. Based on how our stage is designed, we did receive a special exemption from the Marion County Health Department allowing our Praise Team and speaker to be on stage without a mask.

 

We have also re-started most of our adult Sunday AM classes.


As of July 29, our current schedule is:

8 AM – Harvester’s, Joy of Faith, Lifebuilders, and What Every Christian Ought to Know

9 AM (will be 9:15 AM beginning on August 16) – Family Focus, Kingdom Builders, The Branches, and What Every Christian Ought to Know

11 AM – Crusaders, Women’s Elective, Live PD, and Overcomers

 

Programming for grades 6 – 12 will resume on Sunday, August 16, at 9:15am in room ED 02 on the lower level.

 

Early Childhood and Children’s Ministry programming is scheduled to re-start on Sunday, September 6, during the 9:15 AM and 11 AM hours.

 

Please contact the Chapel Rock office at (317) 247-9739 for additional information.


  • Families can and should sit together, but there must be at least six feet between you and the next family or individual sitting in your row.

  • Every other pew in the Worship Center will be marked off to insure social distancing.

  • As you enter the Worship Center, we ask that you move to the inner most seating positions in your selected pew (not on the ends so folks won’t crawl over you!).

  • We ask everyone to maintain six feet of social distancing as you move into the building and venue where you will worship.

  • We encourage everyone to bring your own hand sanitizer. Even though we will have hand sanitizer on campus, we encourage you to bring some as well. (If you would like to donate some to help us have more than enough, that would be great, too!)

  • Consistent with the actions taken by many individuals across the state, please consider wearing face coverings.


Any item which you receive during a Sunday service — from the time items entered our office to the endpoint of delivery have only been touched by someone who is wearing a facial mask and gloves.

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PARKING LOT

  • Services being held in Worship Center, park in the south lot and enter at the main entrance (door #1).

  • As a reminder, social distancing begins and should be maintained while in the parking lot and when entering or exiting the building. 

  • If the weather is threatening, be sure to put your umbrella in the car before you leave home.


GREETERS

  • Will wear gloves and facial masks.

  • Greets everyone with a wave, verbal ’hello’ and a welcome back sign.

 

ENTRANCES

  • We will clearly identify and specify “entrance” and “exit” doors from both parking lots.

  • Both exterior entrances (doors #1 and #14) will have doors propped open to have a ‘no touch’ experience.

  • All doors leading into the Worship Center will be propped open.

  • We will keep entrances areas as clear and open as possible.

 


WATER FOUNTAINS

  • All water fountains will be blocked off or turned off.
  • Tables will be placed in front of water fountains with bottled water.



HAND SANITIZER

  • We will have containers of hand sanitizer in the Foyer, Narthex, and in the restrooms.



GIVING ENVELOPES

  • Giving envelopes will be on tables in the Foyer as the pew racks will be emptied of envelopes, pens, and hymnals.

SUNDAY SERVICES

  • Our live services will begin at 9:15 AM and 11 AM in the Worship Center. If the maximum number per service is reached, you will be offered the opportunity to sit in the Fellowship Hall and watch the live streamed broadcast.

  • We ask you not arrive and enter the building until 5 — 10 minutes prior to the beginning of each service.

  • Our Praise Team and Band will not use facial coverings, but they will have a health screening and their temperature taken as they enter the building.

  • The Elders expect you to wear a facial covering if you choose to sing during the service, as it has been documented by wearing a facial mask, it eliminates spreading respiratory droplets when singing.

  • The balcony will not be opened unless needed to accomplish the 6’ social distancing.

  • Communion will be served in a double-cupped format with the bread in a bottom cup and the juice placed in a second cup, inside the bottom cup.

  • Volunteers preparing communion will be required to wash their hands with soap for 30 seconds prior to putting on a facial mask and gloves.

  • As you make your way to a station please observe 6’ social distancing.

  • We will be eliminating the ‘Moment of Fellowship’ until it is safe to resume.

  • We will not have any transactional business on campus. In other words, no food services, no communion trays or offering plates being passed. Connection Corner and the kitchen are closed until further notice.

  • Pew racks will have hymnals, pens, envelopes, and giving cards removed.

DECISIONS + BAPTISMS

As the invitation hymn is played, should you make a decision for Christ, desire to transfer your membership, or are requesting prayer, we will direct you to meet one of our staff pastors at the Next Step Room (not down front as is usually the case).


  • The person being baptized, their immediate family, and the person performing the baptism will be the only persons permitted in the baptistry area.

  • No group baptisms will be held unless they are members of the same immediate household.

  • We will also be available to do private baptism times later if people are more comfortable with that.

NURSERY

  • There will be no nursery rooms available or Early Childhood programming for at least the first few weeks.

  • We are encouraging families to worship and sit together.

  • We are actively working to develop new procedures to be able to minister safely and effectively once the nursery reopens.

If you have any concerns or health issues, we strongly recommend you remain at home and watch our online streaming services which will continue at 9:15 and 11:00 AM


  • Again, we will not open with all ministries, activities, or events.

  • Chapel Rock related groups with 25 or fewer people may begin reserving rooms/space after June 7.

  • Food and drink will not be permitted and as a reminder the Kitchen and Connection Corner are closed until further notice.