I. Health & Safety

A. Sick or Symptomatic

•If you are sick or symptomatic, we encourage you to continue joining us online until which time you are well.

B. Senior Saints

•We continue to encourage our Senior Saints to exercise wisdom concerning your church attendance.
•We always welcome you, but we want you to return at the pace you feel is right for you.
•We do encourage that you consider taking extra precautions such as the use of PPE, and making sure you are socially distanced from others.

1. Existing Health Vulnerabilities

•If you have an existing, underlying health issue that could put you at higher risk of contracting Covid19 or potentially suffering from the virus in a critical manner, we ask you to use wisdom and extreme caution.
•If you choose to attend, we ask that you strongly consider the use of PPE and practice social distancing.

2.  Recent Exposure

•If you have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus, we ask that you remain home and join us online until you have been cleared to return.
•We strongly encourage you to get tested for your own safety.

3. Use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

•We encourage everyone to continue to follow recommended guidelines for the use of PPE.
• We are asking all volunteers and team members to wear masks while serving and upon entering building.
•We will continue to have masks available for those who feel they need them.  We will also have plenty of hand sanitizer.

4. Social Distancing

A. Minimizing Close Personal Contact

•We thank all of you who have curbed your enthusiasm for close personal contact.  It is difficult not to embrace or shake hands.
•During this phase, we ask that you continue to refrain from actions such as hugging and handshakes.  Let’s get a little further along in the healing before these things happen.
•We ask everyone to be mindful of the number of people in closed spaces such as bathrooms and other smaller spaces.

B. Reduced Seating

•We will be increasing our capacity in all services by 20%, but will continue to space chairs with social distancing in mind.
•Courteous ushers will be present to assist you with seating.
•We encourage you to sit with your party only for your safety and the safety of your fellow church goers.

5. Cleaning and Sanitizing

•Recently we have learned from health officials that the virus is not easily spread on surfaces (Thank the Lord).
•However, we will continue to work to clean and sanitize regularly for your safety.

II. What To Expect

•We want you to be prepared for what to expect when you arrive.  The following items are designed solely with your safety in mind.

A. Registration

• Eventbrite will no longer be requested for attending services.

B. Upon Arrival

• Doors will open 15 minutes before scheduled service time.  We encourage you to spend time in the beautiful outdoors weather permitting.  This gives us time to tidy up and clean in-between services.
• The flow of foot traffic will continue as in phase one.  We will enter through the lobby doors and exit through the sanctuary doors.

C. Café & Food Service

•While we all miss the donuts, we will not be offering café or food service of any kind during phase 2, simply as an extra precaution.

D. GC Kidz

1.We will be offering GC Kidz in all services.  Please see the GC Kidz comeback plan provided to parents from GC Kidz Team.
2.The Lebanon Campus will offer GC Kidz Church during both services.
3.The Donelson Campus will offer GC Kidz Church in both services.

E. GC Youth

1. GC Youth is meeting regularly at both campuses.  
2. Check their FB page, Instagram, and look for emails for details.

III. Dates and Times

A. Phase 2 begins July 5, 2020

B. Service Times

1. Donelson – 9:30am and 11:30am CST
2. Lebanon – 8:30am and 10:30am CST

A Note from Pastor Barry:

Hey GC Family,

We are so happy to be worshipping in person with you again.  I want to personally thank everyone who has put up with the inconveniences of an altered schedule and for helping insure everyone’s safety by practicing social distancing.  We will continue to strive to be led by the Holy Spirit and remain aware of the recommendations of health officials.  Our commitment is to do our best to provide the crucial worship experience while focusing on your personal safety and well-being.  Again, we are so glad you are BACK!  I look forward to seeing you this weekend.


Pastor B.
Staying Informed

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You can find more information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Tennessee Department of Public Health.

While we exercise wisdom in keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe, we know that divine health and protection is from Jesus. Let’s continue to trust in His promises of protection in Psalm 91 for ourselves, our families, and all those who are affected by illness and pray that the virus will be contained and conquered.

Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.
Psalm 91:9–10