Our response plan

Navigating COVID-19 together:

Current phase (in blue, below):

Phase 1
A produced, online only worship service, with focused attention to online interaction

Phase 2
Outdoor worship service on Tyler campus at 9am
Social distancing
Mask encouraged but optional
Sanitation stations
Bottled water available

A produced, online worship service with focused attention on online interaction

No Flint Tuesday evening worship service

Phase 3
Indoor worship service on Tyler campus at 9am
Social distancing
Mask required at all times
Sanitation stations
Bottled water available

Outdoor worship service on Tyler campus at 9am
Social distancing
Mask encouraged but optional
Sanitation stations
Bottled water available

Streaming on Facebook and App


Phase 4
Two worship times at Dayspring Tyler
9:30 and 11am services
Outdoor at 9:30
Masks worn indoors
Social distancing



Dayspring Kids is excited to begin in-person worship once again! We are truly thankful to partner with families to help children become life-long followers of Jesus. In an effort to do that in the safest way possible, we have modified our operating procedures so that we can continue to offer fantastic children’s programming in a way that is respectful and mindful of all our people. With that being said, please play an active role in helping to keep our community healthy. If you or anyone in your household is feeling ill, please stay home. When we work together, we will be able to continue to worship together on campus in the coming months. These procedures are subject to change as we monitor the health conditions of our community and listen to recommendations from our local, state and national health experts.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Since August 23rd – In-person worship resumed on the Tyler campus with indoor and outdoor 9:00am worship services. No childcare available yet, but all children are invited to worship with their families. We will have kids’ activity bags available for both indoor and outdoor services, and plan to have a few fun surprises at the outdoor service for kids (think chalk and bubbles!).
  • August 30th and September 6th – In-person worship on the Tyler campus is planned to continue. Nursery childcare available (children birth through 2 years old). Registration will be required and nursery maximum will be 10 children. Nursery workers will be wearing masks, we have added additional cleaning and sanitizing measures, and social distancing for pickup will be encouraged. Please read on for more details.
  • September 13th – All kids’ classes planned to resume. Yay!! This will be our Promotion Sunday and kids will enter the class for the grade they will be attending in the 2020/2021 school year. Please read below for specific details.

What to expect on Sunday mornings:

Check-in:

  • Temperature checks and questionnaire will be completed on children prior to entering classrooms.
  • Check-in labels will be printed for you to minimize contact on iPads.
  • All adults serving in children’s ministry inside will be required to wear a mask at all times.

Nursery:

  • No food, other than bottles for infants, will be served to begin.
  • Registration will be required to begin.
  • Caregivers will wear masks and assist children in washing their hands upon entering classrooms.
  • Spaces will be marked for parents to allow for social distancing during pickup.

Worship Jr:

  • No food or drinks allowed in classroom.
  • Class will be divided into 2 groups, inside and outside, to allow for kids to spread out. Both groups of kids will receive time inside and outside time and will complete lessons each week.
  • Pickup will be outside, as long as weather permits.
  • Spaces will be marked for parents to allow for social distancing during pickup.

Kids Worship:

  • Masks will be required for children Kindergarten through 5th grade when inside the building.
  • Kids will go directly to designated small group area upon arrival to Kids Worship.
  • Kids will have activities/games to play until large group worship time in their area.
  • Kids will sit with their grade level during large group time.
  • Students in 4th and 5th Grade will be in Kids Worship for the foreseeable future.
  • Spaces will be marked for parents to allow for social distancing during pickup.

What to expect during the week:

  • Classrooms will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
  • Lesson plans will be modified to ensure health and safety are a top priority. Some activities may take place outdoors when weather permits.
  • Toys will be rotated each week to minimize risk of spreading germs.
  • Staff and volunteers will be praying for our kids and families.

What to expect if someone gets sick:

  • In the event that you or someone in your home tests positive for COVID-19, please notify Director of Children’s Ministry, Esther Brown, as soon as possible.
  • If someone in our children’s ministry tests positive for COVID-19, all families will be notified as soon as possible.

COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire

Staff, volunteer and family screening questionnaire taken before attending any children’s classes.

Do you or any of your family members have any of the following symptoms possibly related to COVID-19?:

☐ Cough
☐ Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
☐ Chills
☐ Repeated Shaking with Chills
☐ Muscle Pain
☐ Headache
☐ Sore Throat
☐ Loss of Taste or Smell
☐ Diarrhea
☐ Feeling Feverish or a measured temperature of 100 degrees or greater

Have you, or any of your family members, come into close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days?
☐ Yes
☐ No