SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT ATTENDING
We will be practicing physical distancing and limiting attendance (including no childcare or kid’s programming). Wearing a face covering over your nose and mouth is required. If you don’t have a face covering, one will be provided. If there is any type of illness in your family, we ask that you remain at home to worship. The Center for Disease Control recommends that if you are a member of a high-risk group (elderly, immunocompromised, etc.) you avoid large gatherings.
Next On-Campus Service
Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 6:00pm
(note time change)
Max Capacity: 200 registrants
Pre-Registration is at capacity, but the waitlist is open
We sincerely appreciate your interest in wanting to attend our Sunday On-Campus gathering. Unfortunately due to limited capacity and high demand, we are currently unable to accommodate any additional guests, however we may have some spots open prior to the event. Please consider registering for our waitlist at the link above. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you and encourage you to pre-register for the next service which opens Wednesday at noon.
After months of meeting exclusively online, Bel Air is now open for church on campus. Read on to learn more about important modifications that have been made to keep you and your family healthy as you gather for worship!
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why are you choosing to resume on-campus worship gatherings now?
– As the pandemic and its affects continue to stretch into the unknown future, we are seeking to best serve our church family in ways that are in alignment with our mission, vision, and values. Our elders believe that adding an in-person worship gathering is an important and significant way in which we can serve our church family at this time.
- Why only one service?
– We want to take one step at a time in testing our capacity to facilitate a worship gathering that people would want to keep showing up for. As we resume our in-person gathering, we will analyze our capacity to meet the needs of our church family and will expand to more services when we believe our abilities can meet the needs of our church.
- Why did you choose 6pm?
– We are reaching the peak of our hottest season of the year in Los Angeles and the 6:30pm enables us to host a worship gathering on our patio without renting large tents for shade. Additionally, we believe our patio is one of the best places in Los Angeles to enjoy the splendor of God’s creation during golden hour through sunset.
- Can I come early to enjoy the view and grab a coffee from Parable coffee shop?
-Yes! Our campus and Parable will be open for to-go orders beginning at 5pm.
- Will you be live-streaming this service?
– No. However, our worship services as you have experienced them on our digital campus will continue on our existing schedule and across the platforms we use (web, YouTube, Facebook, podcast, and KCOP) even as we add gatherings on our physical campus. The entire schedule can be found at belair.org/watch
- Will the service be a duplicate of what is available online?
– No. We want to take the opportunity to focus our time in ways that lend themselves more towards in-person gatherings that don’t translate as well online. You can expect musical worship that reflects the diversity of our church, a deeper dive in practical application of that Sunday’s sermon, self-service communion, and opportunities to put into practice many of the “one another’s of Scripture” that can only be done in community.
- Will there be congregant participation in the service, such as singing or greeting each other, prayer teams?
-We will be planning our services to have participation in ways that are meaningful and respectful of those in attendance. We encourage singing and greeting one another while wearing masks. Our prayer teams will be available for prayer while maintaining physical distancing.
- What steps will you be taking to minimize the spread of Covid-19?
– We see it as a matter of discipleship to Jesus to play our part in minimizing the spread of Covid-19. Though there are many perspectives on this novel coronavirus, including its severity and its prevention, we will be requiring face masks, practicing physical distancing, and implementing a rigorous protocol of cleaning and sanitization before and during our gatherings.
- May I bring my own chair to the service?
-No. We kindly request that you use the sanitized chairs that we will be providing that will be strategically spaced based upon our capacity.
- Is parking any different than normal?
-All parking lots will be open without shuttle service. Our upper parking lot and mid-campus parking lot (sanctuary/patio level) will be reserved for vehicles with handicapped placards.
- I’m looking for community but aren’t ready to meet in person, what do you suggest?
– We are here to get you connected and we believe there is nothing that can cancel Christ-centered community. A great first step would be to join an online Rooted Group that is launching on September 13. For more information, you can visit belair.org/rooted
- I heard some churches are intentionally defying governmental orders related to Covid-19 as a form of protest for religious freedom. Are you doing that too?
– No. Though some churches have made that decision after much prayer and seeking the Lord, our decision has nothing to do with local or state government decisions but rather we are seeking to best serve our church family while maintaining a “love your neighbor as yourself” witness to a watching world.
Our leadership is choosing to follow the ever-evolving guidance for how to slow the spread of Covid-19 while remaining flexible on the forms of our faith while staying resolute on the focus of our faith: Jesus, our Savior, and Lord.
We love our church and we love the city of Los Angeles that God has called us to be ambassadors of Christ to. During the last 5 months, we have had tremendous freedom to follow God’s leading to serve our church family and to expand our reach in unprecedented ways in our 64-year history.