8.26.2020

Exciting news: Our Sunday 10 am service has resumed meeting in person again!

We can’t wait to worship with you! For your safety, we will be closely following health and government guidelines.

Things to Know Before the Service

  • We will follow local county guidelines on physical distancing and sanitization to ensure everyone has a safe space to worship in.
  • Please observe physical distancing by keeping two empty seats between seated parties.
  • In-person children’s ministry IS available. Children are welcome to attend the service with you; however we encourage you to check them into bKids, so they can experience God in their own unique way. Click here to check out what to expect in bKids.
  • Please join us online this week if you’ve had: a fever of 100 degrees or above, a cough or sore throat, shortness of breath, or contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19 (in the past 14 days).

What about my kids?

Here is what you can expect when you check in your child into the children's ministry:

In-person children’s ministry IS available.

We make sure that each classroom, and all supplies and toys, are sanitized before and after each class. All toys that would are difficult to sanitize like balls, cloth dolls, puzzles, etc. have been removed from the classrooms at this time. Throughout the class time our bKids team are more attentive to if something is put in a child mouth it goes into a bin, labeled “dirty”, right away; and will be sanitized thoroughly before the next class.

In the classrooms that have diaper changes our bKids team member will wash hands before and after each diaper change and wear gloves during.

We have suspended serving snacks in classrooms, at this time.

We have always had excellent sanitation procedures, and we are committed to going above and beyond them in order to help you feel comfortable checking in your child/ren into bKids!

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION:

What safety measures can I expect to see when I arrive?

All main doors propped open to enter and exit, ample hand sanitizing stations throughout the building, regularly scheduled sanitizing of all meeting areas and restrooms, and staff in place to ensure a safe and enriching worship experience.

How many attendees will be allowed in the auditorium?

Current state guidelines say 50% capacity is allowed, and social distance when possible. To maintain safe physical distancing, we will be asking everyone to keep two seats between parties. We will change capacity and seating requirements as local regulations change.

How long will the limited capacity be enforced?

As long as our state-elected officials are recommending. We will continue to limit capacity to ensure the health and well being of our congregation, staff, volunteers, and communities.

What will the service be like?

All the things you’re used to in our Sunday service will still be there—dynamic live worship, a great message, and friendly faces!

Can I still receive prayer at the service?

Yes, we want to pray for you! Our current plan is to have a corporate prayer Sundays at 9am, before service starts. You can also submit your prayer request at prayer.betheldallas.tv , so we can connect with you digitally for personal prayer.

Is the church office still open?

Our church is still open during our regular business hours:

Monday – Thursday from 9am – 4pm &  Sunday from 9am – 1pm

We encourage you to call the chuch at 972-400-5209 or email us at info@betheldallas.tv before stopping in as we are following the practical guidance from the CDC for social distancing. In an effort to keep you safe, you will not be able to enter the building.

How can I find out what's going on at Bethel Dallas?

You can sign up to receive updates via email. Email info@betheldallas.tv to be added to our distribution list for regular updates.

For the most up to date, and first communicated updates, download the Bethel Dallas Church app (in your app store).

Are classes and small groups still meeting?

Almost all of our classes and small groups have moved to a online meeting. Please check with your ministry leader to see how to get connected. Email info@betheldallas.tv for help.

When will mission trips or other local outreach initiatives begin?

All Bethel Dallas ministry trips are canceled for the time being due to the current CDC and World Health Organization travel restrictions and recommendations. There are continued local outreach opportunities, and we encourage you to get involved. Let us know at connect.betheldallas.tv to find an area where you can serve. Or visit our Serve page.

Can I still give?

Yes, here is a link (below) that you can use for your tithes and offerings. This will allow your worshipful giving and our care for our community to continue uninterrupted.

Give Online.

Will the online experiences you’ve created still be available?

Yes! (Learn how to watch our services, in the next question.)

HOW TO WATCH OUR SERVICES ONLINE:

Join us for Church Online to watch the services on Sunday at 10:00am.

Church Online

We have a page on our website dedicated to everything you need for Church Online — the service video, giving, a way to get connected, prayer, and more.

From betheldallas.tv select the online option, right below the picture on Sundays at 10:00am.

You can also use this link to watch:  https://betheldallas.tv/livestream/

With Church Online you’ll enjoy a service just like any other Sunday: You’ll also be greeted virtually by our hosts who would love to connect with you! They’ll be available to pray with you, chat about the service and answer any questions you may have.

When we start we’ll have worship followed by a special message by one of our pastors. And, you can still give using the Bethel Dallas Church app or by texting the amount to 84321.

You can also access watch our service on YouTube (Bethel Dallas Church) and through the Bethel Dallas Church app (download in your app store). 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR CHURCH ONLINE

  • Decide where you are going to watch the service. Living room couch, dining room table, etc.
  • Invite your friends and family. Text or email the link below to family and friends and plan to watch at the same time: https://betheldallas.tv/livestream/
  • Limit your distractions. Avoid doing other things while you watch so you can keep the main thing, the main thing.
  • Prepare to give. Use the Bethel Dallas Church app or text the amount to 84321 and follow the prompts.
  • Take notes. Grab a journal or notebook so you can write down sermon notes and what God is speaking to you.
  • Reflect and share. Share your favorite verses and notes from the service, be sure to tag @betheldallas on your social media channels, so we can follow you.

Follow @betheldallas on Instagram and Facebook and subscribe to the Bethel Dallas Church channel on YouTube for encouraging content that we’ve created just for you.

HOW CAN I PRAY?

Our Prayer Points:

  • Pray for PROTECTION (Psalm 91) – for self, family, church, coworkers, and anyone on the frontlines to be kept safe from infection
  • Pray for PROVISION – that God will provide
  • Pray for our LEADERS to have heavenly wisdom as they make decisions (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

MORE RESOURCES:

Other resources to help you stay healthy and informed:

We encourage you to follow Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) and The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) guidelines on preventing the spread of germs and respiratory diseases. Recommendations from the CDC are to stay home when possible, to practice social distancing, and to follow all CDC and DSHS guidelines for prevention of the virus.

Additional recommendations include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-percent alcohol if soap and water are unavailable.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Stay home from work if possible if you are ill, especially if you have a fever or cough.