NSBC Campus Reopening Plan

***Note: Changes to conditions locally or state-wide may affect the timeline outlined below.***

Phase I Campus Plan

May 18 – Adult Bible Study and Small Groups can begin scheduling time outside of Sunday morning to gather on campus for fellowship, using safe social distancing practices, childcare will not be available.

May 25 – Previously scheduled outside groups will be allowed access to the campus for their events, provided they can maintain safe social distancing, and do not require childcare.

Children, PreTeen and Student ministry activities may begin limited meetings outside or on campus, recognizing that some parents may be reluctant to allow their children to participate. To the degree possible with children, safety, sanitization, and distancing practices should be observed.

June 1 – Staff returns to a normal schedule; however, the office will remain closed on Fridays through Aug. 14.

Phase I Worship Plan

Sunday, May 24 – Online Only

Sunday, May 31 – Return to Worship on Campus

  •        Modified Schedule of 9:00am and 11:00am, with no adult Bible study, or age group gatherings
  •        Social distancing will be encouraged, please ask before sitting next to another family
  •        Masks will not be required, but we certainly respect those who choose to wear a mask
  •        We will sanitize high touch areas between services with an expanded custodial crew
  •        There will be one service style for both services, utilizing the same musicians, the choir will not be present
  •        Overflow will be available if we reach a level that is uncomfortable for some to enter 
  •        Senior adults, those who are ill, and anyone with underlying conditions are encouraged to watch online
  •        Deacons will man the doors, which are propped open until the service begins
  •        Shuttle service will not be provided, please use adjacent parking lots for worship services
  •        Childcare will not be provided, kids ministries will not meet
  •        Coffee service and bulletins will not be provided
  •        The offering will be received at the door without passing the plate

During this Phase, all other church events (weekday and evenings) will be rescheduled.

Phase II Worship Plan

  •        Plan to return to our normal schedule with services at 9:30am and 11:00am
  •        Adult Bible study groups may choose to meet on Sunday mornings again
  •        Continue to clean high touch areas between services
  •        Preschool childcare and Bible Study will not be provided
  •        K-12 ministries begin some programming on Sunday
  •        Coffee service and bulletins will not be provided
  •        Offering will be received at the door without passing the plate

During this Phase, church-wide or small group events that do not require childcare may be scheduled.

Phase III Worship Plan

  •        Expanded childcare and Kids Ministry options available
  •        Student Ministry returns to normal schedule
  •        Greeters and Guest Services return to serving, minimizing handshakes but helping to man the doors
  •        Coffee service & Bulletins provided
  •        Offering received at the door without passing the plate

During this Phase, church-wide or small group events may be scheduled, with pre-registered childcare.

Phase IV Worship Plan

  •        All areas, including Preschool return to normal scheduling on campus.

During this Phase, we will return to our regular evening childcare schedule.


Helpful resources:

CDC COVID-19 WebsiteTalking to Children about COVID-19

NSBC Ministry Links:

NSBC Mobile AppNSBC FacebookNSBC Youtube Live

Preschool FacebookNS Kids FacebookPTM Facebook

HSM / MSM Facebook GroupNorth Side Women Facebook Men's Ministry Facebook

D6 Family App – Apple iOS App Store

D6 Family App – GooglePlay