Coronavirus Response

Coronavirus Response

We are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation. If/when and additional changes are made, we will be providing them as updates to this page.

Update May 8, 2020

See Dave’s latest message about reopening our campus.

Update March 23, 2020 5:00pm

In accordance with the Jackson County mandate that we Stay-At-Home, the BSCC Staff are all working from home and our office and campus are closed. We desire for our BSCC Family to remain connected and in community and encourage you to:

  1. Attend Worship online in it’s interactive format on Facebook at 9:30 and 11:00am Sundays or at any time during the week on our website (Sunday’s message will be available on the website by 8:00am each Sunday morning),
  2. Meet with your group regularly online. If you are not in a group or your group is not meeting at this time, we have zoom-based groups available on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm (link: https://zoom.us/j/808458533) and Wednesday mornings at 10:00am (link: https://zoom.us/j/265975595),
  3. Join us on Facebook at 12:15 each weekday starting March 25 for time with one of our Ministry staff members, and
  4. Contact us at 816-229-7311 and leave a message or email to bscc@bscc.org if you have any needs. Our staff members will be monitoring and responding to voicemails and emails.

Our Student Ministry will continue to have questions for Students to consider while watching Sunday’s message each week as well as be kicking off Upper Room Online (or as Nick likes to call it Upper Zoom) this Wednesday at 6:30pm. Upper Zoom can be found here: https://zoom.us/j/326418906?pwd=ZTAwWHh5RmU3UEpWK3NmUlNndm5qdz09  Password 029046. We also have a BSCC Student Instagram account and encourage Students to follow that for fun videos, Bible plans and study tips, etc.

Our Children’s Ministry will continue to have strong content available on our website under the Church At Home Sermon Series for families to do at home Sunday mornings or at any time during the week and Becca will be launching an online version of KidMin Thursday on Thursday nights at 6:30pm.

If you have questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Update March 20, 2020 8:00am

For the safety of our BSCC family and staff and our community, our campus is closed to
all groups and meetings. For now, the office will remain open our regular hours (Monday – Thursday 9:00-4:00 and Friday 9:00-Noon) to allow us to support our community and we remain available for prayer in person or over the phone.

This information is subject to change as the environment around us changes.

Update March 18, 2020 2:30pm

$1 for One:
During the weeks in which we are unable to gather in person for worship, we are encouraging everyone to direct your $1 for One offering to the Community Services League at Community Services League, 200 SW 10th Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015. They are doing a great job providing food and other necessities for people during this time.

Giving:
We awant to ask you to remain faithful in your giving to God at BSCC so that we will continue to have the resources we need to do the work God has given to us both here locally and around the world. We encourage you to give online (visit https://www.bscc.org/giving/ and then select ‘Click Here To Give’ at the bottom of the page), or you could mail your check to the church or if prefer you could drop it by during office hours. The church address is 7920 S. 7 Hwy Blue Springs, MO 64014.

Event changes:             
The following events are postponed until a later date (date TBD):

  • TGIW
  • Parenting Through The Phases Class
  • All In Meeting
  • Worship Night
  • Spring On The Move weekend

The following events are cancelled:

  • Generate: Baby Boomers and Beyond March Luncheon
  • CIY Believe (originally scheduled for March 27/28)
  • Big Sis Little Sis for rest of school year
  • Girlfriend’s March event
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Senior Adult Conference (originally scheduled for May 9)

The following events are moving online:

  • Weekly Prayer Warriors meeting
  • Student Ministry Upper Room (details coming soon)
  • KidMin Thursday (details coming soon)      

Update March 17, 2020 3:30pm

BSCC family,

Our staff has been praying and meeting regarding COVID-19’s impact on how our church operates. Although this is an uncertain and difficult time, we believe that God will do a great work through His church.  Our staff’s focus in the days to come will be to provide:

  • opportunities for BSCCers to connect with God and one another for spiritual and relational strength, support and growth and
  • to provide guidance and opportunities for people to make spiritual decisions and to serve their neighbors and the community.

While we’re still working out many details, we wanted to share the following information right away.

Worship Services – All in-person services at BSCC have been moved online for the time being. Our weekly worship services will be available all week on our website www.bscc.org starting at 8:00am Sundays and our Facebook page Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00am and 6:00pm. The Facebook worship services will be interactive; allowing participants to communicate with one of our ministers while watching the service.

Devotion with Dave – Dave is kicking off a new Facebook Live opportunity tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18. Each Wednesday at 12:15pm, Dave will be going live on our Facebook page with a time of devotion. Please join him tomorrow.

Facebook – If you don’t already follow our Facebook page, please do so today. On our page you’ll find messages from our Ministry staff, scripture, prayer opportunities, and information on what is happening in the life of BSCC. You can find the page at www.facebook.com/BlueSpringsChristianChurch/.

Small Groups – Because Jackson County is allowing religious activities with an attendance size less than 50 to continue to take place, Small Groups may continue to meet as desired. Your small group may continue to meet at BSCC or in homes; in person or online; however, your small group would prefer! Tom Worstell, Minister of Engagement, will be in contact with all Small Group Leaders this week to provide information and help answer any questions. If you are a member of a small group and have questions about your group, please contact your small group leader.

Join a Small Group – we recognize that in this time of uncertainty, God can tug at us to build stronger community with other Christians. If you are interested in joining a group or connecting with others to watch the worship service together, please contact Tom Worstell via email at tworstell@bscc.org.

Children’s and Student Ministries – Children’s Ministry videos and lesson information will be available on our website each Sunday morning and will stay up for at least a week. Our NextGen team is working on several mid-week virtual opportunities for our children and students to connect. More information to come!

Serving Seniors – In the coming days, we will be calling our Senior Adults to see how we can best serve them. If you would like to help fulfill their needs, please complete this quick form https://mybscc.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/111/responses/new so that we know who is available to serve in this way.

Have a Need? – If you have a need, please let us know! We want to help. You can submit needs via email to bscc@bscc.org or calling the office at 816-229-7311 (Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 4:00, Friday 9:00 – Noon). Prayer requests may be submitted via email to prayer@bscc.org.

Need Prayer?

  • You may email prayer@bscc.org and our Prayer Team will pray for your need.
  • Stop by our office Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 4:00 and Friday 9:00 – 12:00 and one of our Ministry staff will be available to pray with you.
  • On Sunday mornings (8:00 – 12:00), Ministry staff will be available for prayer under the main awning. Please drive up and we’ll come out to your vehicle.

The health and well-being of our BSCC family and our community continues to be a priority for us. If you find that you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or are feeling ill, we encourage you to quarantine and, when necessary, get medical assistance. We encourage everyone on our staff and all our BSCC family to practice good hygiene habits, to get plenty of rest and good nutrition, and to give as much care and concern for our spiritual health as we are our physical.

As new information becomes available, we will be posting it on our website and on our Facebook page.

The BSCC Staff

Update March 14, 2020 2:00pm

https://vimeo.com/397663183

Watch this video and hear from Pastor Dave about our plans for this Sunday.

Jackson County officials have determined that there should not be gatherings of 250 people or more, so we will not be meeting for worship on campus this Sunday, March 15.

Just because we aren’t gathering together, doesn’t mean we can’t have church! Join us online Sunday from your home or with your friends and family. We recorded Thursday’s worship service in front of a live audience and will have it and our Children’s and Student’s Sunday lessons and group discussions available by 8am on our website at https://www.bscc.org/sermon-series/going-viral/.

And just because we aren’t meeting in person, doesn’t mean you can’t still participate in offering and give. Because of your generosity, we will be able to continue to support our local programs such as our back packs of food for children in local schools and supporting our missionaries around the world. You can securely give online at any time, drop a check off at the office or mail it to the church. https://www.bscc.org/giving/

Update March 12, 2020 8:30pm

This evening we recorded our entire worship service and will have it posted to our website by 8:00am Sunday morning for those desiring to participate online instead of live on Sunday. The recording will be available here: https://www.bscc.org/sermon-series/going-viral/. If you do not attend in person, you may still participate in Communion at https://www.bscc.org/giving/.

Update March 12, 2020 8:00am

We ask that you join us in praying for those who are impacted by or confronting the virus – patients, families, healthcare workers, authorities – and for God’s protection over all of us. Dave will also be leading us in a time of corporate prayer prior to his messages this weekend.

We are moving offering and communion to stations around the perimeter of the worship center to prevent the need to pass anything from individual to individual. If you would prefer to give online instead of via offering buckets, you may easily do so at https://www.bscc.org/giving/.

If you decide that you’re unable, or would prefer not to, attend worship on campus this weekend, Thursday’s message will be recorded and available online by Sunday morning. If you do not attend in person, you may still give at https://www.bscc.org/giving/.

 

March 11, 2020 email 6:15pm

Good Evening,
 
As we are all aware, the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) is a present reality in our world and country. Like we do when natural disasters threaten our area, we are thinking about the possible impact this virus could have on our communities. Our desire is to be proactive in addressing concerns while also not being controlled by fear. This email is not intended to be a resource for everything you need to know about the virus (for that we recommend consulting the CDC website) but to provide you with information on how BSCC is addressing the virus and local and national authorities’ recommendations.

Currently, the church has provided hand sanitizers at the south doors of both buildings, in our Worship space, and various areas around our Children’s Ministry space. According to the CDC, washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is one of the best precautions you can take to prevent the spread of the virus. When hand washing is not possible, alcohol-based hand sanitizers are a recommended alternative.

As with any normal flu season, follow these “common sense” guidelines for keeping yourself and others healthy: Wash your hands regularly Cough or sneeze in the bend of your elbow (“cough in the crook”) Eat healthy and drink lots of fluids Do not go to work, school, or church if you are sick  Beginning this week, you will notice some adjustments to your experience at BSCC that we want you to be aware of in advance:
 
Greeting:
For the rest of the flu season and while this virus continues to spread, we are asking our greeters and New Here team to refrain from handshakes, high fives and fist bumps and instead offer a warm smile and a wave as you arrive on campus. In addition, during our worship greeting times, we will ask that you simply say hi to those around you with a wave or elbow bump.
 
Communion:
We will continue to offer communion each week but we will utilize the double-cup method of communion we’ve occasionally practiced throughout the last few years. Please take one ‘stack’ of cups from the tray and pass the tray to the next individual in your row. The lower cup of the stack will contain your bread and the upper cup your juice. When we have finished observing communion, buckets will be passed down each row for you to discard your cups into. Similar distribution will be used in Student and Children’s Ministries during this time as well.
 
Children’s Ministry:
Our Children’s Ministry will continue to follow our standard protocols for accepting children into our classrooms and we ask all parents to continue to abide by these standards: No fever for the last 24 hours (above 100 degrees). No excessive runny nose. No diarrhea or flu symptoms (no vomiting within the last 24 hours). No colds or coughs (unless allergy related). No contagious rashes or diseases. If a child does not feel well while participating in any Children’s Ministry activities, a parent will be contacted and asked to pick their child up. Donuts:
We’re all loving our free donuts (cookies on Thursdays) and coffee during the renovation process. If you help yourself to a treat, please be sure and use the many tongs we will have available.
 
Pens:
While we will continue to provide pens, you are always welcome to bring your own for taking notes during worship.
 
We absolutely believe being in community is vital and your presence at worship each week is a critical part of our spiritual and relational development. Our ask is that if you are feeling ill, please take care of yourself and respect others by staying home and watching the message on our website.

We ask that you join us in praying for those who are impacted by or confronting the virus – patients, families, healthcare workers, authorities – and for God’s protection over all of us.
 
We are so thankful for each of you and look forward to how God will continue to work through BSCC in the days ahead to impact others for Him! We’ll see you this weekend!
 
The BSCC Staff