Phases of Reopening

Overview

We want to share with you a big picture overview of what’s coming next at FBCJXN. After about 3 months of restrictions, we are excited to enter into Phase 2, a time of preparation of our building, our volunteers, and most importantly our spirits. Our big change in phase 2 is that we are moving from prerecorded worship to training a team of volunteers to livestream our worship, so that we can continue to invite people to worship with us online, even when onsite worship returns in Phase 3. Phase 2 should not last long, but it requires volunteers to help us move forward.

One of the big requirements to transition from Phase 2 to Phase 3 and on-site worship is the need for volunteer support, particularly to maintain our online worship presence as we transition to livestreaming worship. Continuing online worship enables vulnerable individuals to continue worshiping with us from the safety of their homes, as well as guests, those traveling, shut ins, and more who would be unable to worship with us otherwise.

Watch the video below to hear Pastor Dallas explain the big picture overview of our phases of reopening, our volunteer needs, and an exciting in person, outdoor opportunity for Sunday nights throughout Phase 2.

Outdoor Prayer Gatherings on Sunday Nights

In Phase 2, beginning Sunday, June 14, we will be having outdoor prayer gatherings at 6pm along our sidewalk and lawn on Cortland St. Pastor Dallas will open our time at 6pm and invite us into a time of prayer. After prayer, you are invited to socialize (at a distance).

Social distancing will be observed; masks are recommended. You’ll also probably want to bring your own lawn chair(s).

While we’re excited about this opportunity, please be considerate of those who choose to remain home out of precaution. This is a time of preparation, and many of us will choose to prepare in different ways.

Volunteer Needs

Would you like to be a part of helping spread the message of God’s love and good news to those who can’t be with us in person? We have 4 types of volunteer opportunities that will be receiving training very soon, and we could use your help.

  • Sound Board Operators – Our sound board controls both the audio to our on-site speaker system, but also a separate feed online. Knowledge of sound boards and audio is a plus.
  • Camera Operators – Our camera operators help make sure that our leaders and speakers are in the video frame. Knowledge of video cameras is a plus.
  • Propresenter Computer Operators – Propresenter is a software that helps overlay lyrics, graphics, etc. on the video feed as well as streaming the video to our online worship platforms. Knowledge of computers and video software is a plus.
  • Social Media Hosts – Our livestreams need hosts to welcome online attenders, invite and offer prayers, and moderate any unwanted posts by online trolls.

We will be offering training very soon! If you’re interested in helping with any of these four volunteer positions, please email office@fbcofjackson.org or call the church office (517-784-3151) by Friday, June 12.