Reengagement + Covid-19 Protocol

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

As we reengage for our in-person (IP) worship experience beginning August 20, 2021, the Mount Zion Baptist Church has released the following protocol for mitigating the transmission of COVID-19 while keeping our members, staff and community safe amid the current public health crisis that has affected the world. We are the church of the living God and we believe wholeheartedly in the content of the Bible. In that same fashion, the foundation of our return is based on faith and supported by science released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local public health experts that are helping us to operate with caution and care for our beloved church community. 

Education is the first component of the Mount Zion “3E” Church Reengagement Strategy.  As such, we are continuing to monitor the science and stay abreast of the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in our region as well as around the world so that we can share strategic information as it becomes available.

Through the second component “Equip” we are leveraging education and data to inform our decision-making as well as to provide the strategy and practical resources for our approach to reengagement.

Through intentional “Engagement” we are working to galvanize the congregation around important issues and protocol.  Our goal is to develop and implement custom solutions for Mount Zion that are aligned with who we are as a ministry as well as in service to the specific needs of our members and guests. 

Mount Zion Baptist Church will require masks to be worn by any individual over the age of two (2) inside all church facilities at all times. All members, staff and guests must adhere to this policy.  Individuals that arrive to a Mount Zion location without a mask will be provided one by a member of our team. 

Covid-19 Protocol

WORSHIP: 

All times are listed in C.S.T. (Central Standard Time) 

Reengagement Reunion Service – Friday, August 20, 2021

7:00pm – Old Hickory Boulevard Location (7594 Old Hickory Boulevard, Whites Creek, TN 37189)

Reengagement Sunday Services – Sunday, August 22, 2021

  • 9:00am – Antioch location (2261 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN 37217)
  • 11:00am* – Old Hickory Boulevard location (7594 Old Hickory Blvd., Whites Creek, TN 37189) | *indicates Livestream Service
  • 1:00pm – Jefferson Street location (1112 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN 37208) 

 

In-Person Sunday Worship Schedule beginning Sunday, August 22, 2021 (until further notice)

  • 9:00am – Antioch location (2261 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN 37217)
  • 11:00am* – Old Hickory Boulevard location (7594 Old Hickory Blvd., Whites Creek, TN 37189) | *indicates Livestream Service
  • 1:00pm – Jefferson Street location (1112 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN 37208) 

 

Virtual and Live Stream Services

 

In-Person Worship COVID-19 Mitigation 

  1. A facemask is required to be worn inside of any Mount Zion facility, at all times, without exception, for everyone over the age of two
  2. Social distancing measures will be implemented to provide spacing between parties for those who select the in-person worship experience
  3. Hand hygiene stations will be available throughout each Mount Zion facility
  4. Each Mount Zion facility will be professionally cleaned and sanitized following each in-person worship experience
  5. Vulnerable populations such as those who are immunocompromised, have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccination as well as children under the age of 12, are advised to continue to engage in the virtual worship experience which will be available each Sunday at 11AM and each Wednesday at 12 Noon and 7PM
  6. Mount Zion Youth Ministries (nursery, children, teen) will remain the in the virtual space.  In-person youth services will not be held until further notice
  7. Bible study will remain the virtual space until further notice 

 

Additional COVID-19 Mitigation Measures 

  1. Each Mount Zion staff member along with contactors and vendors that support the ministry are required to be fully vaccinated   
  2. Ongoing COVID-19 testing for Mount Zion staff, worship leaders, choir as well as the community will be regularly available at Mount Zion locations.
  3. Ongoing vaccination clinics will be administered at Mount Zion locations
  4. Outside of funerals and weddings, all supplemental ministry events and programs will remain in the virtual space until further notice 

 

MASKS: 

  1. Does Mt. Zion have a mask mandate?
    1. Yes.
  2. If I arrive to any location for worship service and I do not have a mask, will one be provided to me?
    1. Yes a member of our team will be able to serve you upon entering any of our facilities for worship. For your convenience, masks are located near each entrance along with hand sanitizing stations.
  3. Who is expected to wear a mask?
    1. All individuals over the age of 2.
  4. When do I have to wear a mask?
    1. A mask is required to be worn at all times while indoors at any Mt. Zion facility. 

 

GUESTS: 

  1. Are guests expected to wear a mask?
    1. Yes, any individual over the age of 2 that enters the building will be required to wear a mask.  
  2. Will Mt. Zion allow guests at any of its facilities?
    1. Mt. Zion will allow guests to enter our building for all in-person (IP) worship services, funerals, meetings and approved events being hosted by the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
  3. If you desire to be a part of our ministry, please contact our team by emailing us at salvation@mtzionnashville.org or text SALVATION to 63975.

 

FUNERALS AND WEDDINGS: 

For funerals please email care@mtzionnashville.org and for weddings weddings@mtzionnashville.org for more information on our offering and protocol. 

CONTACTLESS GIVING: 

As an additional COVID-19 mitigation measure, we are encouraging contactless giving. Click here to learn more or text Tithes or Offering + Dollar Amount to 267-689-7333. 

QUESTIONS: 

If you have any additional questions about your upcoming visit to Mt. Zion, please contact our office by email at questions@mtzionnashville.org or (615) 254-7296.

KEY: 

V: virtual

IP: in-person

V/IP: both virtual and in-person