Road to Regathering Update – August 16, 2020

We’re back.

August 16, 2020

Snapshot:

  1. CFBC is shifting from Orange to Yellow Phase on 8/23.
  2. In-Person Worship Gatherings, and Kids Ministry Resuming 8/23. (Hallelujah!)
  3. Brand New Service Schedule Begins 8/23 for the Champions Campus.

CFBC is moving from Orange Phase to the Yellow Phase. Next Sunday, August 23, you will have the option to worship in-person or worship online.


CURRENT PHASE: YELLOW (beginning 8/23)


To God be the glory! We’ve kept a close eye on the data and the progress being made in our area, which triggers this change in our phases. We can’t wait to gather at each of our four campuses in just 7 days!

What about my kids?

Our Kids Ministry is excited to offer preschool and children’s ministry on Sunday mornings by reservation only during each worship hour. Babies – kinder will have fun learning about Jesus while building, painting, exploring, and playing in their life groups. 1st -5th graders will experience games, Bible study & life group hang outs in our new outdoor Kids Quest adventure.

Space is limited so be sure to visit championforest.org/kids for registration & more information.

New Sunday Schedule – Champions Campus

Please note the newly revised Sunday schedule for the Champions Campus (attached). Our main English service will move to 10:45am, and our main Spanish service will move to 12:15pm. We believe this change will best position us for future growth as we reach our community.


Church family, as you know, these past few months have taught us the importance of daily surrender. What does God have in store for us on the other side of this pandemic?

As we continue to coexist with COVID, know that next Sunday, August 23rd, will mark major progress as we gather in person to celebrate our Lord’s faithfulness. Invite someone into the journey!


Thank you for staying consistent in your generosity. Because of your faithful giving, CFBC is able to stay on mission. You can give through PushPay at championforest.org/give.


Road to Regathering Update – July 26, 2020

All Sunday services continue online only: championforest.org/services

After much prayer, counsel, and consideration, CFBC developed a decision making process based on conditions, not arbitrary dates. We will keep you updated as we move through our phases. Thank you for staying with us as we navigate this journey!

CURRENT PHASE: RED


One of the primary conditions we are basing our phases on is the Total Texas Medical Center COVID-19 Positive Patients (ICU & Med Surg) In Hospital data.

As we monitor the regional data from the Texas Medical Center, we’ll have a clear picture of the severity of the virus transmission in our region. Our executive team is in close contact with local officials, medical experts, and other pastors and will seek the Lord in making wise decisions on regathering.


Thank you for staying consistent in your generosity. Because of your faithful giving, CFBC is able to stay on mission. You can give through PushPay at championforest.org/give.


Road to Regathering Update – July 16, 2020

All Sunday services continue online only.
championforest.org/services

Please take a few minutes to watch an update from Pastor Stephen Trammell about our Road to Regathering.

Recap:

  1. Promotion Sunday Moved to September
  2. Continue to Worship Online
  3. CMC Needs Help. championforest.org/cmc
  4. Budget Update Letter Coming Next Week

Road to Regathering (Update #7)

Road to Regathering Update #7.
Published June 25, 2020 at 1:00pm

OVERVIEW:

1. COVID Uptick in Our Area. Masks Required
2. Road to Regathering Under Construction
3. Video Update from Pastor Stephen Trammell


1. COVID Uptick in Our Area. Masks Required

God is working in the midst of COVID and He is stretching our faith. In this season, we have learned the value of being flexible. Thank you for staying adaptive and connected.

Because of the uptick in COVID cases in our area, we are doing everything we can to keep our campuses safe environments for in person worship. Please help us Sunday by maintaining 6 feet of social distance, and wearing masks

We are in close contact with medical professionals and local officials, and your health and safety are our top priority.

Of course, thousands of you are continuing to connect every Sunday online in worship. If you’re not ready to come back, we encourage you to join us as each campus continues live online. Click here to see your campus’s times and ways to watch.

Thank you for staying consistent in your generosity. Because of your faithful giving, CFBC is able to stay on mission. If you’re unable to join us in person, you can give through PushPay at championforest.org/give.


2. Road to Regathering Under Construction


Our Road to Regathering is “under construction”. What this means is that while we continue to worship in person and online, any of the other on-campus programs, groups, and activities that were scheduled to roll out in July are on hold. 

Church, these are unprecedented days. Let’s take heart, remain faithful and stay diligent to all God has called us to. You are loved and valued. Let’s continue walking in the light that God gives us and invite others into the journey!

Following Jesus Every Day,
Pastor Stephen Trammell


3. Video Update from Pastor Stephen Trammell

Road to Regathering (Update #6)

Road to Regathering Update #6.
Published June 17, 2020 at 2:00pm

OVERVIEW:

1. NO RSVP required on Sundays
2. Updates to our Four Phases
3. Summer Plans for Kids and Students


1. We’ll See You Sunday! No RSVP Required.


2. Updates to Our Four Phases


PHASE ONE – May 11th

  • Online Worship Continues 
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues 
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Staff Return to Offices at Each Campus 

PHASE TWO – June 2020

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • June 7 – Services Restart On Campus / Student Activities Outside Only
  • June 14 – Expand RSVP to 50% / Offices Open to Scheduled Appointments
  • June 21 – Remove RSVP for Services / Only Temp Check Staff & Volunteers

PHASE THREE – July 2020

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • July 1 – Mid-Week Services Resume On Campus (No Disciple Groups or Childcare)
  • July 8 – Kids Ministry Family Events (Wed. Nights – Outside)
  • July 8 – Adult Choir Resumes (Worship Center)
  • July 19 – Start Adult Life Groups, RSVP Preschool Starts (Worship Hours only)
  • July 26 – Start Student Life Groups (Sundays, 6-12 Grade) 

PHASE FOUR – August 2020 

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • August 2 – Event Childcare (RSVP only)
  • August 2 – Limited On Campus Events
  • August 9 – Promotion Sunday, All Life Groups Resume, NO RSVP 

3. Kids and Students Summer Programming

This Summer is still going to be AWESOME for our next generation! We have an exciting lineup of experiences for our kids and teens that your family will love!

KIDS

Virtual VBS – Happening Each Day until the Drive In
https://www.championforest.org/updates/kids/vbs/

VBS at the Drive In! June 18 & 19
https://www.championforest.org/updates/kids/vbs/

Pre Teen Camp is ON! July 12-15
https://www.championforest.org/guide/kids/events/preteencamp/


STUDENTS

Middle School & High School Camp IS ON!
July 26-29
championforest.org/camp

Road to Regathering (Update #5)

Published June 11, 2020 at 4:00pm

OVERVIEW:

  1. Reunion Sunday was awesome! RSVP for this Sunday.
  2. Updates to our Four Phases explained.
  3. Summer Plans for Kids and Students

1. Are you ready to gather this Sunday?

Sunday is on the way! Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming.

Champions:
English – 8:15am *Traditions in Chapel
English – 9:30am Worship Center
Spanish – 11:45am Worship Center

Conroe: 
English – 10:00am Worship Center
Spanish – 6:00pm Worship Center

Jersey Village:
English – 8:15am *Traditions in Chapel
English – 9:30am Worship Center
Spanish 11:15am Worship Center

North Klein:
English – 9:30am Worship Center
English – 11:30am Worship Center
Spanish – 1:30pm Worship Center

* You will notice we are providing two Traditions services for our Senior Adults who feel led of the Lord to experience in-person worship within CDC guidelines. Just as many businesses provide designated shopping times for Senior Adults, we are providing options for in-person worship. 


2. Updates to Our Four Phases


PHASE ONE – May 11th

  • Online Worship Continues 
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues 
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Staff Return to Offices at Each Campus 

PHASE TWO – June 2020

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • June 7 – Services Restart On Campus / Student Activities Outside Only
  • June 14 – Expand RSVP to 50% / Offices Open to Scheduled Appointments
  • June 21 – Remove RSVP for Services / Only Temp Check Staff & Volunteers

PHASE THREE – July 2020

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • July 1 – Mid-Week Services Resume On Campus (No Disciple Groups or Childcare)
  • July 8 – Kids Ministry Family Events (Wed. Nights – Outside)
  • July 8 – Adult Choir Resumes (Worship Center)
  • July 19 – Start Adult Life Groups, RSVP Preschool Starts (Worship Hours only)
  • July 26 – Start Student Life Groups (Sundays, 6-12 Grade) 

PHASE FOUR – August 2020 

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • August 2 – Event Childcare (RSVP only)
  • August 2 – Limited On Campus Events
  • August 9 – Promotion Sunday, All Life Groups Resume, NO RSVP 

3. Kids and Students Summer Programming

This Summer is still going to be AWESOME for our next generation! We have an exciting lineup of experiences for our kids and teens that your family will love!

KIDS

Virtual VBS – Happening Each Day until the Drive In
https://www.championforest.org/updates/kids/vbs/

VBS at the Drive In! June 18 & 19
https://www.championforest.org/updates/kids/vbs/

Pre Teen Camp is ON! July 12-15
https://www.championforest.org/guide/kids/events/preteencamp/


STUDENTS

Middle School & High School Camp IS ON!
July 26-29
championforest.org/camp

Road to Regathering (Update #4)

Published May 31, 2020 at 11:00am

OVERVIEW:

  1. We are BACK! 😀
  2. Regathering Sunday June 7, Limited Capacity
  3. RSVP Encouraged

After saturating the Road to Regathering in prayer and intricate planning, we are ready to begin the RSVP process to help us navigate our 25% capacity guidelines at each campus. 

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

– Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)


How to Prepare for Sunday June 7th Regathering Day

Option 1: Enjoy the Service Live Online 

Now at championforest.org, when you click “Church Online” you can select your campus. All 4 campuses will go live each Sunday morning. By God’s grace, we are able to leverage technology to give you live stream access to the campus and venue of your choice. 

Option 2: Enjoy the Service Live On-Campus (In-person) 

Now at championforest.org, you’ll see a button at the top which says “Reserve Your Seat”. Select your campus and venue to help us navigate our 25% capacity guidelines. For your safety and protection, we will abide by CDC guidelines at each campus and worship venue. More details are provided online.

Champions:

Conroe: 

Jersey Village:

North Klein:


Please RSVP (English RSVPSpanish RSVP) to help us ensure a meaningful experience within our 25% capacity guidelines if you plan to attend a service live on-campus (in-person).

* You will notice we are providing two Traditions services for our Senior Adultswho feel led of the Lord to experience in-person worship within CDC guidelines. Just as many businesses provide designated shopping times for Senior Adults, we are providing options for in-person worship. 


As you know, we will continue assessing the details on our Road to Regathering and make adjustments to comply with the most recent data we receive from the medical community, the CDC, and the multiple layers of our government. 

May God be glorified as we gather to worship Him! Invite someone into the journey! 

Following Jesus Every Day, 

Pastor Stephen Trammell


FAQs

Q: What safety measures are in place?
Your health and safety are our top priority. In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, we are implementing the following measures at each campus:

  • Staff and Volunteers will be wearing facemasks in common areas.
  • Everyone, including staff, volunteers, and congregants, will have their temperature taken to ensure no one with a fever (100° or higher) enters the building. 
  • Facilities staff will perform a deep clean of the building between services, including disinfecting every seat in the worship center.
  • Everyone will maintain 6-feet social distancing throughout the experience.
  • Congregants will be dismissed from the worship center by row.
  • Bathrooms will be cleaned regularly throughout the morning.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the building.

Q: Will I be required to wear a facemask?
In accordance with CDC and local health guidelines we are encouraging all congregants to wear masks, especially in common areas.

Q: Is RSVP required?
We are highly encouraging RSVP so that we can best prepare for your arrival. If you arrive without an RSVP, we will kindly ask for your contact info at the door. The main reason behind this is to be able to communicate with those who attended a service. Thank you!

Q: Is there anything for my kids?
For now, our Sunday services are “Family Worship”, meaning that the whole family is invited to come and sit together. Our kids area and programs are not open yet.

Q: Are the seats assigned?
Good question! No, there is not assigned seating, our ushers will guide you and your family to seats maintaining 6 feet of social distance.

Q: Is the 8:15am Traditions Service only for Senior Adults?
Yes. We wanted to offer a service only for those who are at risk and our vulnerable population. Much like some stores who are offering earlier opening times for Senior Adults.



PHASE ONE – Begins Monday, May 11th

  • Online Worship Continues 
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues 
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Staff Return to Offices at Each Campus 

PHASE TWO – Begins Sunday, June 7th

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • Sunday Family Worship in Person at Each Campus (by RSVP) 
    • Select campus and select venue
    • 25% Capacity, 6 feet social distancing, alternating rows
    • Families can sit together as a unit
  • Sunday Watch Parties in Homes

PHASE THREE – TBD

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • Sunday Family Worship in Person at Each Campus (by RSVP) 
    • Select campus and select venue
    • 50% Capacity, 6 feet social distancing, alternating rows
    • Families can sit together as a unit
  • Sunday Watch Parties in Homes
  • Wednesday Night Family Worship in Person (by RSVP) 
  • Limited On-Campus Adult Life Groups by (RSVP) 

PHASE FOUR – New Normal 

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • Sunday Family Worship in Person at Each Campus
  • Sunday Watch Parties in Homes
  • Wednesday Night Family Worship in Person 
  • On Campus Adult Life Groups Fully Resume
  • On Campus Kids/Student Ministry Fully Resume 

Road to Regathering (Update #3)

Published May 22, 2020 at 11:25am

OVERVIEW:

  1. Reopening Date Moved to June 7
  2. Important Lessons Learned this Past Sunday
  3. Measures to Protect the Ongoing Ministry of the Church

Please watch this video from Pastor Stephen Trammell, and read the below information.


OVERVIEW:

  1. Reopening Date Moved to June 7
  2. Important Lessons Learned this Past Sunday
  3. Measures to Protect the Ongoing Ministry of the Church

– – – – –

1. Reopening Date Moved to June 7

As you know, we originally planned to transition into “Phase Two” on May 31st enabling us to gather for the first time. We have decided to move opening day to Sunday, June 7. 

  • New Service Schedule Beginning June 7:
  • (On Campus and Live-Streamed Online)
  • Champions: 9:30am English / 11:45am Spanish
  • North Klein: 9:30am English / 1pm Spanish
  • Jersey Village: 9:30am English / 11:15am Spanish
  • Conroe: 10am English / 6:00pm Spanish


2. Lessons Learned So Far in Our COVID Journey

This past Sunday, CFBC staff at all four campuses had full service “rehearsals”. We practiced taking temperatures of all who entered, performed deep cleans of the facilities in between services, ensured the technology worked to stream all four campus’s services online, and practiced social distancing in the Worship Center. It was incredible to finally worship together again as a staff. 

The rehearsals acted precisely as they were intended – they helped us find potential areas that needed attention in preparation for our official regathering. 

On Tuesday, we got word that one of our praise team members at the Jersey Village campus tested positive for COVID-19. This person spent Sunday morning in the vicinity of most of our JV staff and other volunteers. I have personally talked and prayed with this individual and ask you to join me in prayer for a speedy recovery. 

We immediately began working with local officials, the CDC, epidemiologists and other medical professionals to respond appropriately. The Harris County Public Health Department assigned us a specific Team Leader from their Contact Tracing Team whom we have been working with very closely. 

Anyone who was within 7 feet of this praise team member for at least 5 minutes on Sunday morning has entered a 14-day quarantine period which involves four of our Jersey Village staff members and 14 volunteers. Because this 14-day quarantine extends through May 31, we will continue church online and move our timeline back one week to June 7 for all four campuses.


3. Measures to Protect the Ongoing Ministry of the Church

In addition to the measures we already had planned (temp check, masks, social distancing, cleaning, etc.), we are putting in place additional layers to avoid disrupting our ongoing ministry.

  • All staff is divided into two teams and will alternate when each team is on-campus.
  • Full-time ministry staff capable of FULLY working from home are encouraged to do so.
  • Staff from each campus will be “firewalled” from any other campus.
  • Preachers at each campus will keep 7 feet of social distance on Sunday mornings.

FAQs

Q: How are the JV Staff and volunteers doing?
A: Great, none have experienced symptoms so far. Please continue to pray for them as they quarantine.

Q: How do I RSVP for June 7?
A: One week before, a link to RSVP will be emailed out and also made available on our website.

Q: Is there anything for my kids on June 7?
A: During this season, our Sunday services are “Family Worship”, meaning that the whole family is invited to come and sit together. We have an exciting summer planned for our next generation!



PHASE ONE – Begins Monday, May 11th

  • Online Worship Continues 
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues 
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Staff Return to Offices at Each Campus 

PHASE TWO – Begins Sunday, June 7th

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • Sunday Family Worship in Person at Each Campus (by RSVP) 
    • 10am in English and 12:30pm in Spanish
    • Select campus and select venue
    • 25% Capacity, 6 feet social distancing, alternating rows
    • Families can sit together as a unit
  • Sunday Watch Parties in Homes

PHASE THREE – TBD

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • Sunday Family Worship in Person at Each Campus (by RSVP) 
    • 10am in English and 12:30pm in Spanish
    • Select campus and select venue
    • 50% Capacity, 6 feet social distancing, alternating rows
    • Families can sit together as a unit
  • Sunday Watch Parties in Homes
  • Wednesday Night Family Worship in Person (by RSVP) 
  • Limited On-Campus Adult Life Groups by (RSVP) 

PHASE FOUR – New Normal 

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • Sunday Family Worship in Person at Each Campus
  • Sunday Watch Parties in Homes
  • Wednesday Night Family Worship in Person 
  • On Campus Adult Life Groups Fully Resume
  • On Campus Kids/Student Ministry Fully Resume 

Church family, these are unique days we are navigating. Please know that our number one priority is to ensure your health and safety. I know this… God is on His throne, and He is faithful. 

“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Cor. 1:9

Thank you for staying connected. We will get through this together!

Following Jesus Every Day,

Pastor Stephen Trammell

Road to Regathering (Update #2)

Published May 6, 2020 at 7:40pm

Important Update from Pastor Stephen Trammell…

Our CFBC Staff has worked diligently to study and develop best practices for each phase on our Road to Regathering in compliance with the CDC guidelines, Gov. Abbott’s phased reopening checklist, local authorities, and the medical community. We fully embrace the value of maintaining social distancing and hygiene protocols.

I am so pleased with the tremendous response. 2,755 individuals completed our church-wide survey. Your input helps us build the Road to Regathering with valuable insights and helpful feedback. We are continuing to assess the most recent developments and data made available to us during this COVID-19 season. As you know, your health and safety are our top priority!

Let me share more with you about our Road to Regathering by video



PHASE ONE – Begins Monday, May 11th

  • Online Worship Continues 
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues 
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Staff Return to Offices at Each Campus 

PHASE TWO – Begins Sunday, May 31st

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • Sunday Family Worship in Person at Each Campus (by RSVP) 
    • 10am in English and 12:30pm in Spanish
    • Select campus and select venue
    • 25% Capacity, 6 feet social distancing, alternating rows
    • Families can sit together as a unit
  • Sunday Watch Parties in Homes

PHASE THREE – TBD

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • Sunday Family Worship in Person at Each Campus (by RSVP) 
    • 10am in English and 12:30pm in Spanish
    • Select campus and select venue
    • 50% Capacity, 6 feet social distancing, alternating rows
    • Families can sit together as a unit
  • Sunday Watch Parties in Homes
  • Wednesday Night Family Worship in Person (by RSVP) 
  • Limited On-Campus Adult Life Groups by (RSVP) 

PHASE FOUR – New Normal 

  • Online Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Online Midweek Worship Continues for Each Campus
  • Virtual Life Groups Continue (Tailgates and Home Groups allowed)
  • Offices Open at Each Campus 
  • Sunday Family Worship in Person at Each Campus
  • Sunday Watch Parties in Homes
  • Wednesday Night Family Worship in Person 
  • On Campus Adult Life Groups Fully Resume
  • On Campus Kids/Student Ministry Fully Resume 


On the Road to Regathering!

Pastor Stephen Trammell

Road to Regathering (Update #1)

Published April 29, 2020 at 7:40pm

UPDATE: We are continuing our Church Online experience over the next few Sundays.

SURVEY: Help Us Prepare for Regathering…

The road to regathering is being paved by God’s grace! We are continuing to assess the most recent developments and data made available to us during this COVID-19 season. Your health and safety are our top priority!

As we continue building our Road to Regathering, we value your input. Please take a few moments to complete our church-wide survey. Your feedback will help us get a feel for your level of comfort related to regathering.

As we continue our Church Online experience over the next few Sundays, we are exploring the possibility of regathering on Sunday, May 31st, at each of our four campuses by RSVP.

Please help us by taking the church-wide survey now by selecting this LINK!

Let’s stay connected!
Pastor Stephen Trammell