• Reopening Plan

Here's what we are doing:

(Click here en Español)

We’ve been given the GREEN light by the governor to reopen Crossroads on a limited basis for worship THIS SUNDAY, May 3. 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 Crossroads’ 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.

  •  We are having a limited opening this Sunday, May 3 with services at 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

Plans include — four different venues at three different hours for worship with rows marked off and chairs arranged to practice social distancing.

        10:00 a.m. – Main Auditorium, Theater, City Hall and The Little Theater

        11:30 a.m. – Main Auditorium, Theater, City Hall and The Little Theater

          5:00 p.m. – Main Auditorium, Theater, City Hall and The Little Theater

•  We will have a HOST in every worship venue to give important information and help everyone practice social distancing. Families can and should sit together, but there must be at least two seats between you and the next family or individual sitting on your particular row.  

  •  The GRAND HALL will serve as an additional LOBBY AREA to provide more room for people to comfortably and safely wait for services to begin.

  • Our Spanish service will be in the Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Every other row has already been marked off for social distancing. 


    [Our Doulos auditorium will be reserved at all services for the at-risk population.]

    We will have additional seating available if needed during each service in our SportCenter.

    We are asking you to PRE-REGISTER for the service and venue you want to attend in order to control crowd size. There will be a limit of six per family (those who live under the same roof). If you need a larger number of seats you can call the office at (817) 557-2277. This will allow everyone to choose the venue size they are comfortable worshipping in. (All venues are set up to maintain social distancing.)

    • All seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

    • 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!)

    • We encourage everyone to wash or sanitize hands upon entering and after any interaction with others. 

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

    •  We will use disposable communion only. You can pick that up on your way in. There will be no programs or giving bags passed during our services. We encourage you to use online giving, text and giving boxes. 

    Parking Lot

    • Parking lot hosts will welcome and guide people to a parking lot.

    • Once there, we will allow everyone to park wherever they want.

    Greeters

    • Will wear gloves.

    • Only one person per set of doors. No handshakes, fist bumps or hugs.

    • No one will have to open a door.

    Lobbies

    • We will clearly identify and specify “entrance” and “exit” doors.

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

    • We encourage people to use the Grand Hall, upstairs lobbies and hallways. (We have lots of extra room on the upper level.)

    Services

    • We will start with 10:00, 11:30 and 5:00. Live in the main auditorium and Livestream in other venues. 

    • We will only use pre-packaged communion set out on tables for people to pick up on their way in.

    • We will not have any transactional business on campus. In other words, no food services, no communion trays or giving bags. The bookstore will be closed.

    • Our Spanish service will be in the Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Every other row has already been marked off for social distancing.

    • We will have a host at every service venue helping people as they are getting seated.

    Decisions

    • We will encourage people to go through two doors: People who want to baptized will exit doors on right side of stage. For all other decisions, people will exit doors on left side of stage.

    • Everyone making a decision will make their way to the children’s building gymnasium where we will have ministers and chairs spread out to accommodate over 100 decisions per service.

    • Baptisms will be done individually.

    • No group baptisms unless members of the same family.

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

    Nursery

    • There will be no nursery provided for at least the first few weeks.

    • We are encouraging families to worship and sit together.

    • This will give us time to ramp up with staffing and procedures to be able to minister safely and effectively.

    Ministries

    • There will be no children’s, youth, college, men’s, women’s or any other ministry, including Sunday Study classes for at least the first few weeks.

    • There will be no Unlimited service the first few weeks. 

    • We want to allow people plenty of time to get comfortable with our campus and the new normal.

    • This will give us time to ramp up with staffing and procedures to be able to minister safely and effectively.

    Housekeeping

    • In addition to our paid cleaning staff, we are adding more people to clean before, between and after all services.

    • We will wipe down all arm rests, tables, chairs, door knobs/handles/crash bars, all equipment, etc. 

    • We will encourage and gladly accept donations of hand sanitizer, wipes, Lysol, etc. You can drop them off in the buckets available in each lobby.

    Food Service

    • We will not have food service for at least the first two weeks.

    • We will have bottled water.

    Water Fountains

    • All water fountains will be shut off and tables will be placed in front of them with bottled water.

    • We will have hand sanitizer there as well.

    Hand Sanitizer

    • We will have hand sanitizer everywhere, especially in all lobbies and restrooms.

    Giving Envelopes

    • Giving envelopes will be on tables along with pre-packaged communion in all venues.

    •  If you have any concerns or health issues, we strongly recommend you remain at home and watch our online services which will continue at all the normal times.

    •  Again, we will not open with all ministries, activities or even all services. For example, we will not have an 8:45 a.m. service on campus until we are ready to get back to some semblance of normalcy.

    •  To ensure we are doing everything we possibly can to keep our people safe, especially our young ones, we will be encouraging families to sit together and there will be no nursery, children's or youth ministries other than online for the foreseeable future.

    Check back here and on Crossroads’ social media (FacebookTwitterInstagram) for updates!