Reopening Guide

Beginning May 31st, we will return to in-person worship and livestream services!




Central Bearden Guidelines for In-Person Worship Service


Masks are required and must be worn at all times – we will have a limited supply for those who are unable to provide their own.

Children under 3 are not required to wear a mask.


Social Distancing

Please observe social distancing at all times, maintaining a minimum of a 6-foot distance from others. Staff will be monitoring to encourage social distancing in and outside the building.

Do not hug, shake hands, high-five, or partake in any other form of close contact.

Individuals over 65 or with any pre-existing conditions are encouraged to continue utilizing our livestream.

Cleanliness and Hygiene

All individuals will be screened for symptoms prior to entering and temperature will be checked at the door via touchless digital forehead thermometers.

If you are sick or exhibiting symptoms, please do not come to church, but join via our livestream instead.

If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, have traveled internationally or domestically, please stay home and join us online.


Kids and Students

Until further notice, Central Children and Students will not be gathering, but are encouraged to continue virtual church activities.

No childcare will be available and children must remain with their parents in the sanctuary.

Activity bags will be available for children to use during the service and to take home.


Entering for the Service

In compliance with state recommendations, we are limiting our service’s capacity to 300 individuals.

Please register in order to reserve a space for entry.

A waiting list will be available after the first 300 individuals have registered.

The main doors to the sanctuary (entering from outside via Deane Hill Drive) will be the only entry available (handicap entrance to the right of these doors will be available as needed).

Doors will open at 9:45.

Registration check-in, masks, temperature and symptom screening will be located outside these doors.



Courtyard restrooms next to the sanctuary will be open with a monitor maintaining entry numbers and cleaning handles/knobs between uses.

Water fountains and Kurigs will be unavailable.

Welcome Center and all parts of the church other than the sanctuary and courtyard/sanctuary restrooms will be unavailable.


Sanctuary and Seating

The sanctuary balcony will be unavailable.

In order to maintain proper distancing, every other pew will be closed.


Offerings will be accepted in the rear of the sanctuary and envelopes will provided upon request.

Giving kiosk will be unavailable.

Order of worship will be available digitally.

Deacons will be dismissing by rows to allow for proper distancing .

Individuals are encouraged to exit promptly since congregating is not permitted.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 865-588-0586 or email [email protected]


In order to best protect and serve our congregation, staff, and community, attendees of in-person worship services must comply to the guidelines stated above.

Please register in the form below or by calling 865-588-0586.

Registration will close when our capacity of 300 individuals is reached. If registration has closed before you are able to register, please call to be added to the waiting list.

Registration status will be checked upon arrival to the worship service.

If you need to deregister, please call or contact [email protected]

Fill out my online form.
Fill out my online form.

6300 Deane Hill Drive | 865-588-0586 | Contact Us