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 as they join together in worship and grow to be disciples who exalt Jesus Christ and honor God’s Word in all they say and do.
Trinity Church is fully committed, as we were prior to the pandemic, to building, improving, and advancing our Online Campus. Trinity Online is a fully operational campus of Trinity Church and we will continue to commit resources and expertise in making the online experience the best it can be. We will have staff dedicated to the Online Campus and will be working to advance Online Community Groups, making it a priority to have those who are part of the Online campus get involved in life-on-life Community Groups as part of their spiritual growth.
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.
How will we regulate attendance to maintain social distancing?
Seating is limited at each service, therefore we ask that you RSVP for the service you prefer to attend. When a service is full, you will be offered a variety of other services available. This will be an easy, one-step RSVP for each family. Registration is the only way that we can ensure we do not go over our capacity limits at any of our services.
Because we do not want to turn anyone away from attending worship during this unique time, we will also be reserving a small percentage of our capacity for new visitors and guests who are unaware of the RSVP process on their visit to a Trinity campus.
When will we the Trinity Kids program restart?
We will not have Trinity Kids live programming at any of our services when we reopen. The Trinity Kids team provides tools and material for parents and children to utilize at home and during their attendance at live worship. We will resume Trinity Kids meeting together at physical locations once the social distancing guidelines are lifted and we prayerfully determine that it is safe to do so. Families are encouraged to come to live worship together, but we also will continue to provide the Online option for families that chose to worship at home. The Word of God is living and active, valuable to us at any age!
What about Trinity Students?
Trinity Students (6th to 12th grade) are meeting at local campuses in person, Sunday evenings from 6-8 PM. On monday mornings, our team of Student Ministers host The HUB, where students gather and bring their school work and small groups will continue to meet online. Parents can determine how much in person participation is appropriate for their sixth to twelfth graders. Click here for more details about Trinity Students.
What is the status of Community Groups, Trinity Men, and Trinity Women?
In March, all of our Community Groups and discipleship ministries moved to online and virtual meetings and many have decided to continue meeting into the summer months. As the guidelines change and restrictions are lifted, leaders are encouraged to collaborate with their participants to decide what meeting platform and schedule best meets their collective goals. Groups are strongly urged to observe the social distancing and health guidelines as all meetings in church facilities do. We look forward to the best of both worlds as we are able to begin to meet together and also assimilate the best aspects of virtual meetings into our future schedules.