In an effort to keep all who come to Benchmark healthy and safe from the coronavirus as well as encourage the gospel of Jesus Christ, Benchmark Bible Church has adopted the following protocols.
- If you have any symptoms of sickness, please stay home and join us via livestream on the Benchmark YouTube Channel
- Masks are optional
- If you must cough or sneeze, please do so into your arm and away from people
- Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer often
- Maintain 6 feet social distance when possible
- Keep 3 seats between families in the sanctuary
- Love one another
Please be respectful of other people’s feeling with regards to social distancing and mask wearing. For the sake of the gospel, let’s all take the attitude below and serve all we may come in contact with at Benchmark.
19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them…22 To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.
1 Cor 9:19,22-23
13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
- Wearing of Masks:
Mask wearing is optional and is not required at Benchmark. We ask that when you approach someone to please be respectful of other by keeping your distance. Masks will be available for anyone who may not have one and wishes to wear one.
- Hand Sanitizer Stations:
Hand Sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the building. We encourage everyone to use these stations often.
- Social Distancing:
Please be respectful of other people when engaging someone in a conversation. Please maintain your distance until you have confirmed the comfortability of other people your proximity.
- Seating in the Sanctuary:
Feel free to sit wherever you wish to in the sanctuary. We only ask that you leave 3 seats between you (your family) and another family. We will have tables in the back for parents with smaller children. Please reserve these tables for families with smaller children who may need more room for their kiddos.
- BBC Kids Ministry Area:
If your kiddo is exhibiting any signs of sickness, please keep them home. We encourage all parents to take the temperature of their children before dropping them off in the Kids Ministry. Hand sanitizer will be provided in every classroom. Masks are not required on children, however at this point we ask that our volunteers wear masks while leading their class.
- Youth Ministry Events:
If your kiddo exhibiting any signs of sickness, please keep them home. Hand sanitizer will be provided at Youth Ministry events. Masks are not required, but will be provided if a student wishes to wear one. Since games are often played at youth events that require physical contact, please let the Student Ministry staff know if you wish for your kiddo not to participate.
- A Heart for Others:
At Benchmark I encourage all of us to have the same heart as the Apostle Paul as we strive to be all things to all people, limiting our freedoms and opinions when needed for the sake of our brothers and sisters when we differ in our opinions.
Please do your part to protect yourself and others from getting sick this season. By taking precautions and walking by faith, we will all grow in our love for one another and confidence in the Lord.