ILC Re-Opening COVID-19 Guidelines

Updated: May 5

COVID19 Precautions (last updated 5/5/21)


The Plan

  • Live-streamed services will continue with the same degree of excellence for the foreseeable future.

  • Small groups will be allowed on campus only with masking and proper physical distancing and at the approval of council and ministry staff

  • Please if able, get vaccinated

  • We will have weekly services at the following times:

  • 10:00 am Sunday service on campus starting 5/30/21, remaining 10:00 am Sunday service online

  • We are doing one service weekly instead of one Saturday night service and two Sunday morning services due to required sanitation measures and staffing considerations.

  • Service at one location to Main Sanctuary (in person) to start with, potential for Lighthouse and Parish Hall live streaming if necessary in the future.

  • There will be a required weekly online sign-up through our website

  • Total amount of people will be split into 2 groups. Arrival times will be in 15 minute increments and departure times will be in 5 minute increments.

  • Group 1 will arrive at 9:30AM and will be dismissed at end of service

  • Group 2 will arrive at 9:45AM and will be dismissed 5 minutes after end of service


The Experience


Please understand that the in-person worship experience will be far from normal. We hope and pray that over time we will gradually return to normal. Capacity will be greatly reduced to allow for 6 feet of physical distancing.


  • Face covering must be worn at all times and will be provided if you do not have one

  • If you experience COVID19 symptoms in the last 10 days or have recent contact with an ill person with COVID19, especially if unvaccinated, please stay home

  • Hand sanitization will be provided at every entry point

  • Temperature check and symptom check at every entry point

  • Deep cleaning will be done after every service

  • No live singing or recitation, however vaccinated worship leaders can perform with masks and there will be recorded productions

  • Communion will be placed on seat and prewrapped

  • There will be no mingling inside the building. You will be ushered directly to your seat, and then dismissed by rows at the end of the service

  • Children are permitted at most services IF they can follow all required protocols (wear a face covering, practice physical distancing, wash hands), Adult supervision is required

  • Giving will continue online or through the mail. There will also be a box at the entrance of the Sanctuary to drop in offerings. No offering plates will be passed during the service.


What We Need from You


We will constantly evaluate and evolve our approach. We know some of you want us to do more and some of you want us to do less. So please have a spirit of grace, love, and unity toward one another during this time, recognizing that we all have different views on this. We also ask you to be flexible and open to change. Many of the decisions we make are to protect the health and safety of the most vulnerable among us, and this is a dynamically evolving situation which will surely evolve as time goes on.


Finally, please anticipate God to provide us with direction as we continue to grow as a church during this time.


James 1:2-3 states it best:

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

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