FAQ's for Reopening Campuses
We will update our policies and guidelines depending on the change of recommendations at the state level. As it currently stands, there is a good chance that some of the guidance below could be lifted by the time of our first indoor service.
Will Trinity Online stop when we begin meeting in physical locations?
Trinity Online is a real campus and will continue to exist as a place for people who choose to worship from home, are traveling, work on Sunday or do not live near a Trinity physical location.
What are our safety precautions?
All Trinity locations will be observing national, state and local guidelines for churches. Anyone who has symptoms of COVID19 or has been exposed, is encouraged to participate from home. Facilities will be sanitized before, between and after services. To ensure the safest environment, we are encouraging everyone to wear a mask in consideration of those who might be most vulnerable. All staff and volunteers will be wearing masks as they serve unless they are on stage. Click here to see the the Commonwealth of Virginia's order on mask wearing.
We will observe social distancing; in campus locations with chairs, the room will be set up to allow for space between family groups as the guidelines specify. In locations with fixed seating, the fixtures will be marked so that attendees can self-regulate and determine where to sit. We will not be serving food or beverages at any of our locations.
Each of our campuses will provide social distancing tools appropriate for that location and utilize those tools for ease of compliance. We are training our committed greeters and ushers in dealing with these issues with seriousness and great grace.
What about Trinity Kids and Trinity Students programming?
To Do List
|The first thing we must do is to TRUST GOD. No matter the circumstances we face, the Lord remains “our refuge and strength, an ever present help in times of trouble.” (Psalm 46;1)|
|As the Church of Jesus Christ, we are also uniquely positioned to PRAY and seek God on behalf of the sick and the scared, public health workers, medical professionals, researchers, caregivers, and our government officials responding to these events.|
|We are also called upon by Jesus to Heal the Sick. A core calling of our Christian faith is to care for the sick and we must not shrink from that responsibility in the moments when it is most needed. We are called upon to demonstrate God’s love to a fallen and broken world and we are here now, “for such a time as this." Care for your neighbor, call someone who is alone and if the Holy Spirit whispers to you, obey!|
Preparing for Communion at Home
- Psalm 91:5-7: “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.”
- Psalm 91:10-11: “No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.”
- Luke 12:25-26: “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”
- John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
- John 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
- 2 Timothy 1:7: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”