Lutz Campus

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548

Idlewild at The Springs

8209 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

Main Campus, Student Building, Hall 2
 

Idlewild Springs Regathering Guidelines

Idlewild Springs Regathering Guidelines

 

“. . . in humility consider others more important than yourselves. . .”
(Philippians 2:3)

We can’t wait to gather together as a church family for worship once again! As we prepare to regather safely please read the information below carefully. We understand that some might have concerns regarding returning too group activities including inperson worship and we want you to know that we will respect your decision if you decide you are not ready. Our live streaming on Facebook and YouTube will continue and we look forward to seeing you online.

Regathering Date
At this time Idlewild at the Springs is scheduled to resume our in-person Sunday services at 11:00 on June 28, 2020.

Capacity and Seating
• In the worship center we have arranged the seating to provide social distancing between rows. This seating arrangement reduces the seating capacity by approximately one-half.

• We are depending on you to maintain spacing within each row. Please be mindful of distancing when selecting your seat and allow three chairs between your family group and others.

Masks
• In compliance with local government mandates, everyone in the worship center, with the exception of worship team and the pastor on stage, must wear a mask.

• Masks, if needed, are available at the main entrance to the worship center.

Social Distancing
• Physical touch may be your love language but it is not everybody’s. Please be mindful of others’ preferences in greeting them.

• Please keep at least six feet spacing between parties by keeping three seats
between families.

• To promote social distancing, during our service we will not have a time fellowship. Please feel free to fellowship outside of the building after the service.

Offerings
• We will not be passing an offering plate during the service.

• For your convenience, at the end of the servicer ushers will have offering plates at all of the worship center and ushers will have offering plates near the main and emergency exit doors.

• Please feel free to give your tithes and offerings in any of those locations. You might also want to take advantage of easy online giving at idlewild.org/give.

Praise and Worship
You may have seen reports about congregational singing and its impact on spreading the virus. After talking with experts we believe that social distancing and masks are reducing that risk.

Invitation.
We will not invite people to come forward for decisions or for prayer at the end of the service. Instead, if you accept Jesus as Savior or if you would like to talk to a counselor or receive prayer, please remain in your seat after dismissal and the pastor or one of our leaders will come to you.

Cleaning, Disinfecting and Sanitizing
• The Worship Center will be fogged on a weekly basis before the next Sunday services.

• The building, including restrooms, will be cleaned twice each week according to our regular schedule.

• A hand-sanitizing station is available outside of the restrooms (main entrance).

Children
• At this time there will be no children’s programs or childcare available during the services. Your entire family is invited and welcome to participate in corporate worship and we will let you know as soon as we have made a decision on resuming children’s programming.

• Activity bags will be available for your children to use during the service. The papers may be taken home and we request that your child leave the bag, crayons, and pencils at their seat after the service. The bags and the contents will be sanitized with commercial products after the service.

• We understand that children might have a limited attention span and we will have made changes to reduce the length of the services.

Other Information
• There will be no on-campus groups. We encourage you to continue participating in our group bible studies on Sunday and on Thursday night using Zoom.

• We will continue to stream our services on FaceBook (https://www.idlewild.org/atthesprings/) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7A1heWROdCRbWAZUeAuGQA).

• There will be no food served in conjunction with our Sunday service and there
will be no Thursday fellowship dinners until further notice.