Covid-Readiness In-Person Service Plans


Current In-Person Sunday Service Times & Locations

Maple Grove Campus

Sundays | 9 & 11am

Fridley Campus

Sundays | 11am
We are committed to creating a welcoming and safe environment for the entire family to enjoy their church experience and encounter God. As we come back to in-person services, things will look a little different as we take some precautions as a community to make sure everyone is safe. Please read through our policies before attending.

Face Coverings

  • In accordance with Governor Walz’ executive order as of July 25, we are requiring everyone (age 6 and older) to wear a face covering while inside our church buildings. Thank you for taking this little extra step of precaution, not just for ourselves, but so that everyone around us can enjoy our church experience.
  • Exceptions to wearing a face covering:
    • Children 5 years old and under will not need to wear masks.
    • Children over 5 years in our kids ministry areas will not be required to wear masks, in accordance with the executive order’s exemptions for childcare spaces with a range of ages.
    • You will not need to wear masks if you have a medical condition or disability that prevents you from wearing one. (YOU DO NOT NEED TO PROVIDE US WITH ANY DETAILS OF YOUR MEDICAL CONDITION)
    • Anyone who is on the stage performing, speaking or teaching will not be required to wear a mask but will be practicing social distancing
  • If you forgot to bring yours, do not worry, we will have extra face masks available on-site upon entrance at both of our campuses.

Social Distancing/Capacity

  • We will be adhering to a 50% or less capacity (or 250 person maximum) per enclosed space. (Once we get closer to that maximum in any given week, our plan is to open up additional service times to accommodate)
  • Each individual person will have over 100-200 sq ft of space per person on average in our large church facilities.
  • We are going to be doing our best to layout and encourage social distancing of at least six feet between people throughout the entire day.
  • Our auditorium seating procedures have been reset to allow for social distancing. We’ve measured and observed the six feet between family units. When you enter the auditorium, you will be ushered to sit at least six feet from other families units.
    • At our Fridley campus with flexible seating, chairs have been re-situated to allow the social distancing between family units, and spread across the auditorium.
    • At our Maple Grove campus with stationary immovable theatre seating, we are seating on every other row and spacing out family units for social distancing.
  • We will not be running shuttles in our parking lot, to stay aligned with social distancing

Cleanliness/Sanitization

  • Before every service, the auditorium and all high-touch surfaces will be disinfected. We will only allow people in the room after that procedure is complete. We will continually wipe down surfaces in the restrooms and other high-touch areas throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are set up throughout the building. We encourage their frequent use.
  • Both campuses have state of the art, high efficiency, commercial grade air quality control systems and HVAC units, cleaning and circulating the air for maximum air quality.

Touchless/Contactless Church Experience

  • Greeters with masks and gloves will be opening doors for guests, and therefore no guest needs to touch a door handle.
  • Drinking fountains will not be available for use and we will not be serving any food or drinks at either of our campuses.
  • We encourage you to continue giving online. During services, when we take up our offering, offering envelopes will be available by request, and handed out directly to individuals requesting them by ushers with masks and gloves. You can then drop your envelope in one of our touchless giving kiosks as you exit the auditorium.
  • We will not shake hands, hug, or high five. Instead, we will air hug, wave, and smile.

Kids/Youth Ministry

  • We have expanded our parent viewing area. Parents with infants to 1 year old will keep your children with you and you can enjoy viewing the service from our Parent Viewing area.
  • Children 2-3 years old will have a space just for them, with hand sanitizer and handwashing breaks. All volunteers will be wearing masks.
  • Children 4 years through 5th grade in kids ministry will be in small groups for their lessons and games, and teachers and volunteers will be wearing masks. There will be frequent handwashing breaks.
  • During the check-in process before entering the kids wing, a volunteer will check you in, and you will not need to touch any screen. We will be taking your child’s temperatures with touchless thermometers, and asking a verbal wellness screening check.
  • Parents who do need to enter kids wing at any point during the service will also follow the temperature and wellness check process.
  • Students or parents with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will be kindly asked to join us for our online church experience for the day instead of staying on campus.
  • Young & Creative Middle School is now available for students in 6th-8th grade. Those check in areas will also use touchless temperature checks and students will stay within small group settings, and socially distant seating for their lessons and activities.
  • If you would like to have your student of any age sit with you in the main service instead, that is also acceptable. We encourage you to bring a smartphone or tablet with headphones so that your student can enjoy our kids youtube channel with great lesson videos and stay occupied during the service.

If someone gets sick or is exposed (in accordance with CDC guidelines)

  • If an attendee, volunteer or staff member is diagnosed with Covid-19 within two weeks of attending church, please notify a Creative Church staff member by phone or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • If Creative Church staff becomes notified that someone who attended church was diagnosed with Covid-10, we will be asking the diagnosed individual to stay at home and follow doctors orders as to when they should return to church.
  • We will also be asking which individuals have they been in close contact with, and we will help notify those individuals to also stay at home for at least 14 days, or until they have received test results showing that they do not have Covid-19.
    • Close contact (exposure), as defined by the CDC, is being within six feet for more than fifteen minutes.
  • If someone, while on campus, begins displaying commonly known symptoms related to Covid-19, our volunteers will be isolating them and asking them to leave the premises, and helping make sure they go home or to a healthcare facility.
    • Then we will follow the same process of notifying anyone who has been in close contact with that person, and we will be notifying local health officials.
    • We will also close off the areas used by the sick person and will not use that area until after cleaning and disinfecting.
  • We will not be releasing the identities of individuals who notify us of any sickness. Instead, we will be maintaining confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and HIPPA laws.

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