Church Reopening Information

Services

Dear GRC family,

We are looking forward to seeing you at church this week—in-person or at home!

Services:

North Richland Hills Campus (from Oct 4, 2020):
Sundays: 9.30am* (Registration required)
Online:
Sundays: 9.30am | 11.30am | 5.00pm
Wednesdays: 7.30pm

*Rock Kidz is temporarily not available at our in-person services.

Register for in-person services

Registration opens every Wednesday, 7am. 

Please note that:

  • Face masks are required for the duration that you are in the church building. You may remove it while seated if you are unable to keep it on during the length of the service. If you prefer not to wear a mask, please continue to join us online for service for the time being!
  • Registration is required for anyone who plans to join us in-person for service. You may be refused entry if you turn up without registering.
  • Registration for Sunday in-person services will open every Wednesday, 7.00am CT.
  • Registration will close once we have reached capacity (temporarily limited to 150 people per service including infants and children). 

Please help us by:

  • Downloading the Church Center App before coming for service for the fastest and most contact-free way to check in each week. Our servers will scan the QR code on your app at the entrance—and you’re in! 

Here's what we're doing to keep you safe at our in-person services

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available at multiple locations on campus.
  • Our services and interactions will be intentionally touch-free (e.g. avoid hugs or handshakes for now).
  • Physical distancing of at least 2 seats will be maintained between households seated in the auditorium.
  • Physical contact of common items such as the holy Communion elements will be minimized. Holy Communion elements will be placed on each seat and only disposed of after the service.
  • Enhanced environmental cleaning and disinfection will take place before and after service, especially in common areas and on high-touch surfaces.

Have questions about church reopening?

Will all GRC campuses be open for weekend services? What time will the services be held at the NRH campus? When will the Plano campus reopen? Are online services still available?

We are planning to reopen our North Richland Hills (NRH) campus for in-person services from October 4, 2020. For the time being, there will be just one service at NRH at 9.30am (doors open at 9.00am).

All services (9.30am, 11.30am and 5.00pm) will continue to be streamed online at dfw.gracerev.org. Updates on additional in-person services and the reopening of Plano campus will be provided at a later date.

How many attendees will be allowed in the auditorium? Is social distancing being practiced for the live service?

Yes! We will be limiting our capacity to 150 people to start, to allow for social distancing in the auditorium. Each household will be asked to leave at least 2 seats between them and the next household. Our seating requirements and capacity will be subject to change depending on the local COVID-19 situation.

Do I need to register to attend the service?

Yes. As capacity is currently limited to approximately 150 seats, registration will be required to attend service each week.

You will be asked to either show your registration confirmation email or you may download the Church Center App for a quick, contactless check-in when you arrive. Click here for more info on the Church Center App.

How do I register to attend the service?

Registration for the service will be released online every Wednesday at 7.00AM CT.
To register for Sunday service, head here. Alternatively, you may also download the Church Center app and register from the app. Registration will be closed once the 150-pax capacity is reached.

I have already registered for the service earlier in the week. Will I still have to check-in when I get to NRH?

Yes. We have a quick and easy way for families to check in when they come for church.

Option 1 (preferred): Download the Church Center App for the fastest and most contact-free way to check in each week. Our servers will scan the QR code on your app at the entrance—and you’re in!

Option 2: Have your confirmation email on your phone ready when you enter the building. Our servers will need to manually register you and your family before you enter the campus.

We strongly encourage you to download the Church Center App as this will make it much faster for our servers to admit everyone into campus on time for the service!

Will Rock Kidz classes be available when the campus reopens?

To ensure the health and safety of our children, Rock Kidz classes will continue to be held online at this time. Your children can attend the weekly classes here

If you are coming for service at NRH, your children are welcome to attend the services together with you in the auditorium. Your children (regardless of age) will also need to be registered.

Please note that the Mothers’ Nursing Room at NRH campus will remain closed at this time.

What if I’m not comfortable to attend a service on campus yet?

That’s fine! We encourage you to be led by the Spirit and make the most peaceful and restful decision for you and your family. All services will continue to be streamed online at dfw.gracerev.org and you can still watch the service from the comfort of your home.

Is everyone required to wear a mask during services?

Yes. Please wear a mask for the duration that you are in the church building. You may remove it while seated if you are unable to keep it on during the length of the service. Let’s continue to exercise practical wisdom in keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe!

Will my temperature be taken as I enter the campus?

No, we will not be taking your temperature as you enter the campus. However, we ask that you screen your own temperature at home before making your way to the NRH campus for service. Unsure if you should be coming for service? Please go through this self-screening checklist at home before making your way to church. 

If you have a fever of 100 degrees or above, a cough or sore throat, shortness of breath, or have had contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please stay home and join us for service online.

What additional measures will be taken for servers on the day of the service?

All servers will have their temperature checked when they arrive on campus before they serve.

What will the service be like?

We will be having live worship, a powerful word and a time of holy Communion led by one of our local pastors.

Can I still receive prayer at the service?

As we will not be having in-person ministry at the NRH campus at this time, you can share your prayer requests with us here, or join our online prayer rooms after service on Sundays!

Can I still give my tithe or offering on campus?

For touch-free giving, we encourage you to make your gifts online through our safe and secure giving platform here

Will the campuses be open for other activities during the week? Will other activities resume in person?

For now, we will only be resuming our 9.30am Sunday service at NRH. Other activities including Decibel Young Adults, RevYouth, and Rock Kidz will continue to be held online.

What are the steps I should take if I have tested positive for COVID-19 / suspect I might have COVID-19 after attending a service on campus? 

If you have tested positive any time after attending a service or have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 and suspect that you might have the virus, please fill in this form as soon as possible so that we can keep our community updated and make the right decisions for our Sunday services.

You may watch the service online from home until you have tested negative for the virus. (Please update the church once you have tested negative.)

Will I be permitted to attend service without a mask?

For the sake of your health and the peace of mind of our GRC family, we will require everyone to wear masks when moving about the campus. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we want to facilitate an environment where anyone with differing levels of comfort and health can come and receive the Gospel with peace of mind.

Will I be permitted to attend the service if I did not register for it beforehand?

As the seating capacity of the auditorium is limited, we will unfortunately not be able to accommodate additional attendees who did not register for the service.

Why do we need to register in order to attend the service?

In order to ensure the proper safe distancing measures and prevent overcrowding, registration will be needed for each of our services. This also allows us to get information to service attendees as quickly as possible in the event that an attendee tests positive for COVID-19.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we make the worship experience smooth and comfortable for everyone!

If I attend service with a friend/several friends, will we be able to sit together as one group? What would be considered a group that can be seated together for service?

A group where everyone is living in the same household may be seated together for the service. If you are not living together in the same household, we request that you leave at least 2 seats between groups.

What are the measures taken if someone exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 on campus?

If an attendee is found to be exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 on campus, he/she will be separated from the general congregation. The attendee will be advised to head home and to monitor his/her symptoms if the person is able to, and to tune in to service at a later time.

If his/her symptoms are severe, we will arrange for safe transporting of the person to a medical facility.

What are the measures that will be taken if someone is found to have tested positive for COVD-19 after attending a service on campus?

Should a member/visitor of one of our services be found to have tested positive for COVD-19, we will update local health officials and notify our GRC family via the GRC website and an email to all those who were present at that service.

In the event that we see a marked increase in community spread, the campus may need to be closed temporarily to mitigate the spread of the virus.

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