Next steps update


Our leadership team has prayerfully and carefully composed a next steps plan for moving back to physical gatherings. This is not a reopen for us, as the church has not been closed, just not gathering in person. We want this plan to be safe, intentional and clear. Please continue to pray for the discernment to lead our church. 

Pastor Robby & the leadership team


The Plan:


Goals for moving back to physical gatherings:

  1. Gather the body of Christ for community, fellowship, equipping, unity and mission. (There is no great replacement for physical gathering)

  2. Honor God with a considerate, consistent witness of valuing people & honoring authority. 

  3. Protect people’s physical safety as much as possible, while staying level headed. 

  4. Maintain unity with compassion & understanding of those whose position on how and when differ from ours. 


Phased plan for next steps: 

These plans are tentative and subject to change if circumstances change. 


Phase 1: Began June 21st 2020 (Fathers Day Sunday)

  • Gathering outdoors: Current plan is to use Pavilion @ Union Baptist Church and sometimes Cherokee Bluff Park. Address is 5115 Union Church Road Flowery Branch, Ga. 30542. 

  • Gatherings will be Sunday evenings @ 6 pm.

  • Must register online to attend (for at least the first couple of weeks. Will update as we go)                                                                          Register here: https://multiplypeople.churchcenter.com/unproxy/registrations/events/445195

  • Social distance (best attempt with kids). 

  • Family grouped seating.

  • Requesting you not attend if you have been sick, feverish, or have shown symptoms of Covid-19. 

  • Sanitize stations provided

  • Masks and gloves are requested to be worn (this is a request of Union Church), and will be available if you need them (for at least the first few weeks). ** We will not force people to wear these, but are seeking to comply with the request of this church whose space we are using. They are doing the same, and may relax it in a few weeks.

  • No separate kids ministry. Kids will stay with parents. 

  • Bring your own chair.

  • Will have the option of staying in the car if you prefer that. 

  • Restroom will only be available for emergencies. Closed otherwise. 

  • No in person offering collection (online or mail only)

  • Online gathering will continue to be available. 


Phase 2: Current phase

               move back indoors AND a space is available to us. 

  • Gathering indoors: Meeting @ Union Baptist Church 5115 Union Church Road Flowery Branch, Ga. 30542. 

  • Gatherings will be Sunday evenings @ 6pm for now. 

  • It is possible we will have multiple services on Sunday if needed for us to be able to gather everyone and still social distance. 

  • Social distance (best attempt with kids). 

  • Family grouped seating.

  • Requesting you not attend if you have been sick, feverish, or have shown symptoms of Covid-19. 

  • Sanitize stations provided

  • Masks are not required, but strongly encouraged and will be available if you need one.

  • No separate kids ministry.

  • Restroom should be available for limited use.

  • Offering will be collected with a basket to drop offering in - no passing of plates. 

  • Online gathering will continue to be available. 


Phase 3: No time frame set for this yet. (Expecting litmus to be when kids ministry

               can resume fully and safely).

  • Gatherings will be Sunday mornings @ 10:30.

  • Requesting you not attend if you have been sick, feverish, or have shown symptoms of Covid-19. 

  • Sanitize stations provided

  • Masks are not required, but welcome.

  • Kids Ministry will be back in place. 

  • Online gathering will continue to be available. 


Our mission is the same clear mission we launched with 2 years ago. 

"Multiply God's Kingdom through being and making disciples everywhere"

The "how" changes all along the way, but the "what" is the mission given by Jesus himself.