Dear TBC Family,
Unless our situation in Davis County deteriorates drastically in the next few months, our elder board has given us the green light to begin plans to bring back our kids ministry, and we are targeting on January 10, 2021 as our Kickoff Sunday. This is very exciting for us! Please read this email and fill out a survey at the link to let us know if you can help us out: https://thebridgecommunity.churchcenter.com/people/forms/174095 .
Thanks for your patience as we sorted out how schools are working out now that student’s are back in classrooms and allowing us to use this season to train Nick Darby on our systems for Children and Youth, as well as spend some time strategizing on how to better serve families. I would like to take a minute to discuss three things with you. 1. Nick’s transition plan, 2. How we will make our children’s ministry on Sunday morning safe for kids, and 3. How we can help kids get connected in the next month or so.
- NICKS TRANSITION: Thanks so much for being so open to welcoming Nick on staff and praying for him through his recent health emergency. He wants to get to know all our volunteers and is transitioning into running all systems related to leading youth and children’s. We have focused on Youth ministry for the past several months, and will be working toward a gradual change of leadership in the Children's department from me (Brent) to Nick by our launch on January 10th. I am not going anywhere. I just hope to expand our Family Ministry to where parents are getting the attention they need to better lead their children and teenagers as the main influencers of their lives. My new role will expand my leadership to oversee some adult ministries, give me the opportunity to invest in equipping and encouraging parents, as well as working as a team with Nick in growing our kids and youth ministries.
- SAFE SUNDAYS: When we open kids ministry on January 10th there will be several new procedures and expectations. We will take temperatures of all children/students/volunteers attending, all volunteers will be required to wear masks for every classroom. Elementary/Pre-K students will be required to wear masks, but toddlers and nursery will NOT be required to wear masks. Social distancing will be attempted to be kept as much as possible and frequent hand sanitizing and wiping down of shared surfaces will be regular. We hope that these precautions will help prevent any infections take place. We will also ask that children and students not attend church if they have any symptoms or even feel sick. We will re-assess these requirements regularly for their efficiency and necessity.
- GET KIDS CONNECTED: We would like to practice some of these Safe Precautions by having a fall party for our elementary kids on October 30,2020. We' want Kids to get to know Nick as well as be with their friends in a Covid safe environment. We are looking to roast marshmallows around a campfire. Families will be welcome. Please let us know if you want to help plan this event.
Thank you for being a part of our community. We look forward to more effectively helping people find Jesus and follow him fully as we look forward to the great things God has planned in 2021.
Your Brother in Christ,
Ministry Engagement Director
The Bridge Community