I want to start off by saying how excited I am to announce that Lifepoint Student’s Midweek is kicking off THIS Wednesday, September 23rd, from 7:00-8:30pm. We know that it has been a long road for many of you these past few months, but we have seen God do some incredible things, and we are excited to see what His plans are for each of your students as we regather together again.
We also recognize that some of you may be a little concerned about sending your students on Wednesday nights. We want to do all that we can to assure you that we take the responsibility of caring for your students seriously. We have some great plans in place and will do everything we can to make Midweek as safe as possible. So, as we prepare to meet again in person, I want to let you know the changes that we have made in order to provide a fun and safe Midweek experience for your students.
First, when your students arrives they will be asked to check-in. This will look a little bit different than we have done it in the past. In order to keep things as sanitary as possible, our check-in will now be done by leaders who will input each student’s information for them.
Next, before the students enter the building, we will ask them to sanitize their hands with one of our new hands free dispensers located at the entrance and throughout the facility. We will also be encouraging students to sanitize their hands before they eat, as well as when they leave at the end of the night.
Speaking of eating… providing dinner at Midweek has always been a fun and relational part of the ministry that we do. So, each week, we plan to continue to serve your students meals. However, we have adjusted how the food will be handled and served. To cut down on a bunch of teenage hands touching the food we will now have two of our leaders serving the food to each student. These leaders will be wearing masks and gloves as they serve and individual bottles of water and other bottled/canned drinks will also be available.
In addition to all the above, to meet the recommended standards for social distancing, the chairs in our meeting space are in small clusters 6ft apart. We will also have a digital thermometer available to check the temperature of anyone who may be feeling ill or showing signs of sickness. If a student does show signs of illness, they will be asked to hang out in a separate room until his/her parents can arrive to pick them up.
One last thing. In addition to all these precautions we have also made sure that every small group leader has met the necessary safety guidelines to work with your students. Proper vetting through personal interviews, training, and background checks are a few of the things we have done with all of our volunteers to make sure your students are as safe as possible.
Now that we have the new procedures explained, it’s important for you to know that as much as we care for the physical safety and health of each person who comes to Midweek, we are equally as dedicated to the spiritual needs of your students. We will always strive to present the gospel in creative and relevant ways. Our hope is that your student is safe, has fun, and grows a lasting faith in Jesus Christ.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com.