——What’s Ahead

As the local context and staff/sustainability provides, we’re adding more capacity to our worship and bringing back more ministries on site, in person. We’re hoping summer will be mostly normal, and then we’re planning and praying for our usual full fall kick-off for all ministries in September; view our plans.

Children’s Ministry for 0–3rd Grade: We want to expand our Sunday offerings for our little ones at all service times, and create more space in Children’s Church. Volunteer at McLean & Fairfax to help make this happen!

Safety precautions remain in place at McLean & Fairfax.

LATEST UPDATE

At all services, the congregation will sing all songs and we’ll maintain six feet of social distancing. RSVPs are required for our 9am and 11am services at McLean and Fairfax—with self-seating now at McLean and resuming at Fairfax on 5/23.

Starting June 20: If state restrictions are lifted as planned, all of our services will have unlimited capacity, with no RSVPs.

View the Full Regathering Plan

In this season, we’re prioritizing loving our neighbors and one another well, showing a biblical respect for authority, and sustainability for this emotionally and logistically challenging season.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will we be able to host more people for in-person worship? 
We are ramping up as quickly as we can given current volunteer teams, staff capacity and state guidelines. Our capacity for worship is currently capped by the social distancing requirements (which still currently apply even as vaccines roll out); as that changes for our context, we will adapt.

You can sit with with your quarantine pod—simply have one person RSVP for your group. The larger the groups on a Sunday, the more people we are able to fit in our worship venues.

Why do I have to RSVP for Sunday morning worship services?
We ask for RSVPs so we can fit as many people as we possibly can into each service while maintaining the current recommended distance for this type of gathering. If you RSVP and are unable to make it, please contact [email protected] or [email protected] so we can open up your seats to someone else!

RSVPs are full when I get to the form. Is there any way to join in person on Sunday?
If all slots are full when you get to the form, let us know you want to come next week and we will send you the form early.

I’ve heard that social distancing is down to 3 feet. Shouldn’t that open up more space?
There are different social distancing requirements for different environments; at this point, three feet only applies to schools and we have adjusted children’s and student ministries gatherings to reflect this recommendation. Six feet is the current guideline for worship services and singing. Again, as soon as that changes, we will adjust!

When will more Children’s Ministry be available on Sundays?
We are actively planning to expand Children’s Church to more ages and begin to offer childcare for our youngest ones over the next few weeks, but we are unable to do this without volunteers! Pray about it, and sign up at McLean or Fairfax.

What safety measures are you taking?
We are asking groups to maintain social distance and will wear masks inside. View full details for McLean and Fairfax.

Reopening Phases

  • Phase 2: Modified In Person, Online **current phase**

  • Phase 2: Modified In Person, Online **current phase**

  • Phase 3: Steady State

  • Phase 1: Online, Some in Person Possible

7/11 – TBD

All allowed ministry activities in phase 1, plus

  • Limited capacity worship services with social distancing measures, children’s ministry on site.
  • Online worship continues
  • Renewal Groups, counseling, and other smaller formation and care ministries in person, on site. Adult education remains online
  • Student ministry gatherings in person and on site
  • Possible domestic missions trips, with restrictions
  • Staff working on site in shifts; meetings by appointment

*all social distancing guidelines in effect at this point will be followed

TBD – TBD

All allowed ministry activities in phases 1-2, plus

  • Children and Student Ministries up and running – full structure and schedule TBD
  • Possible international missions trips, with restrictions
  • Staff working on site and office is fully open

6/10 – 7/10

  • All worship services online only
  • Community Groups and/or small groups gather for worship
  • One-on-one ministry for student ministries and young adults off site
  • All other ministries online at this point
  • Most staff continue working from home; church office closed

Staff Contact

Natalie Burchfiel
Director of Ministry Support
natalie[email protected]

Worship with Us Online

Through all phases, we’re continuing to worship online together. Services are broadcast live each Sunday at 9a.m.

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Fairfax, VA 22031

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