Indoor Service Details:

Service times:

  • 8:00am & 10:30am


On-Line Registration for Services:

    • You can register for services up to one month in advance.
    • You can register your entire household at one time so you can all sit together.
    • If you register for a service, but then realize that you cannot make it, please CANCEL your registration. This courtesy will open up that space for others.
  • If you don't have internet access or need help registering on-line, please call (808-742-7514) or email (info@kauaibiblechurch.com) the church office and we would be happy to help you get registered.
  • If you arrive at church without registering on-line, you will be given an opportunity to register ONLY if seating is available.


Seating Capacity:

  • With social distancing, the maximum capacity of our sanctuary is 54 (51 seats + 3 people on production team)
  • Capacity will vary depending on number and size of households. We expect to be able to seat between 40 and 50 people on average at each service.


Keiki Ministry:

  • Keiki services will only be provided during the 10:30am service.
  • Students will be dismissed to the Harbor Classroom (1st through 5th grade) and the Reef Classroom (3 years old to Kindergarten) after worship each Sunday at the 10:30am service.
  • The Tidepool Classroom (the nursery for babies through 2 years old) will be available both services but with NO teachers or nursery workers. Parents can use the classroom when needed but must stay with their little ones.

Click Here to review PDF that Sarah has prepared for all of the classrooms


Wristbands

  • We are going to use wristbands as a way to help people communicate their boundaries in a non-threatening way.
  • When you arrive at service, you will choose one of three wristbands to wear while you're in the building:
    • Green wristband means "I am comfortable with talking and touching (giving handshakes or high fives)."
    • Yellow wristband means "I am comfortable with talking, but please no touching."
    • Red wristband means "I am being very cautious, please no talking or touching."
  • On your way out, drop your wristband off in the provided baskets. They will be sanitized before they are used again.


Van Service

  • Van service to and from church for residents on the west side will be provided ONLY at the 8:00am service.
  • To receive van service, you must:
    • Register on-line for the 8:00am service to ensure you have seats available
    • Call or text Mason Moriguchi (808-482-1168) to sign up for van service
  • Van capacity is very limited (maximum of 4 to 5 riders). Be sure to sign up well in advance.
  • Mask-wearing is mandatory while riding in the van.


Alternatives to Indoor Service

  • The services will be broadcast live in our parking lots on 100.5 FM radio. This will allow people to come to church, experience the service, and even fellowship outdoors in the parking lot, but not have to come inside. This is ideal for people that don't feel comfortable gathering indoors or that don't feel comfortable wearing masks, but you don't want to be isolated at home.
  • We will continue to provide our digital campus at 1:30pm (Hawaii time) on Sunday afternoons on all our platforms. The digital campus will now be a recording of the 8:00am service.

Click Here to download PDF of the KBC Indoor Service Protocols


COVID-19 Protocols:

Mask-wearing

  • Wearing cloth masks that cover your mouth AND nose will be required at all times inside the building for everyone ages 3 and older (unless you have a written medical exemption from your doctor)
  • We will provide a "mask-relief area" outside where you can still see the service. You can go to this area for a few minutes, take your mask off, and get a breather. Then put your mask back on and return inside. This area is NOT for socializing.
  • Those ministering on stage will remove their masks during ministry time so as not to hinder communication. They will put their masks back on anytime they leave the stage.

Six-foot Social Distancing

  • Families and households can sit together during service. Each household will have six feet of space in every direction from other households.
  • Those ministering on stage without masks will be at least 10 feet away from the audience.


Ventilation

  • Keeping the air moving is critical for reducing the spread of the virus. Therefore, we will have all of the windows open in the sanctuary and all of the fans running at all times.
  • If you tend to get cold in the winter time, please bring a blanket or a sweater to church as we will not be turning off the fans.


Increased hand-sanitization

  • We will have wall-mounted, no-touch hand sanitizing stations in every classroom, every hallway, and at the main entrance to the sanctuary. We encourage everyone to sanitize their hands as often as possible while at church.
  • Increased building sanitization
  • After each service, the entire building will be sanitized using an FDA-approved “fogging” sanitizer spray to ensure that every high-touch item and shared space is sanitized. The sanitizer is non-toxic and kills COVID-19 cells in 60 seconds or less.
  • Temperature Checks
  • We will be performing temperature checks as everyone enters the building.
  • Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will be asked to not enter the building.

Kitchen & Refreshments

  • The kitchen will be CLOSED during indoor services. There will be no food, refreshments, coffee, or water provided during service.
  • Please bring your own water bottles and your own coffee as needed.


Restrooms

  • We are encouraging a maximum of two people in each restroom at a time. If you enter a restroom and there are already two people in there, please step outside the restroom and wait for one person to leave.
  • There is a single use restroom outside in the lanai if anyone feels more comfortable using that.


Handicapped-Only Entrance

  • The hallway entrance door that faces the parking lot will be deemed a handicapped-ONLY entrance.
  • Those that can use the steps at the main entrance should do so.

Offering & Communion

  • One usher will carry an offering bag through the sanctuary to receive offerings.
  • We will also provide offering drop-boxes for people to give their tithes and offering on the way in or the way out of the sanctuary.
    • Every chair in the sanctuary will have its own-chair back pocket with pens and offering envelopes so there is no shared touching.
    • Members and guests also have the option to give on-line or using mobile device.
  • We will continue to partake in communion together once a month.
    • Self-contained communion elements will be provided at the check-in table when people arrive on Communion Sundays. 
  • Click Here to download PDF of the KBC Indoor Service Protocols

COVID-19 Response Protocols:

  • What will we do in the event that someone tests positive for COVID-19 after attending one of our church services?
    • First, we will notify everyone that was at the same service as the individual.
      • We will NOT release the person's name unless they give us permission to do so.
      • Just being at the same service as a person who is infected does not automatically make you a close contact. The CDC defines a close contact as you spent of total of 15 minutes within 6 feet of the infected person (regardless of whether you wore a mask or not).
    • Second, if you are identified as a close contact of the infected person, the Hawaii Department of Health will contact you. They will expect you to get tested and to quarantine.
      • If the DOH does NOT contact you, you are not required to quarantine or get tested. Of course, you may choose to do so if that is your conviction.
    • Third, we will perform a deep cleaning of our facility in accordance with CDC guidelines.
      • No activities will take place in the building until the deep cleaning has been completed.
    • Fourth, church services will resume as normal on Sunday.
      • UNLESS a significant amount of the staff or ministry team are quarantined.


Building Closure Protocols:


  • Kauai Bible Church WILL NOT stop having services again. However, we may decide that it is best to move back outdoors.
  • How will we determine when we need to return to outdoor services?
    • We will follow the County of Kauai's four-tiered program:
      • In Tier 4 (0 to 14 positive tests in a week, positivity rate <1%) & Tier 3 (14 to 28 positive tests in a week, positivity rate 1 to 2.49%) we will continue to have indoor services.
      • In Tier 2 (35 to 56 positive tests in a week, positivity rate 2.5 to 5%) we will begin the discussion of moving outdoors and make a decision based on the current conditions.
      • In Tier 1 (56 or more positive tests in a week, positivity rate >5%) we will move outdoors immediately.