After much prayer and listening to public officials, other churches, legal advisement, insurance, and our medical team leader, we have developed a plan to safely reopen for in-person worship. We know some steps may seem unnecessary to some, while others may feel we are not doing enough. We ask for your grace and prayers as we move forward to ensure a safe place for you and your family to worship. We will evaluate our process after each Sunday service and make changes as needed.


NEW: PHASE 2 AMENDMENT Because we care, face coverings will be required at South Gate beginning Thursday, July 16th.



Worship will be divided into two services to maintain physical distancing.


8:30 am worship (doors open at 8:15 am)

10:30 am worship (doors open at 10:15 am)

Livestream @ 10:30 am

Campus will be closed from 9:45–10:15 am in order to sanitize the building.


Please attend via livestream if you are unsure of your wellness or readiness to attend in-person worship.



  • Doors will be propped open.
  • Families should practice physical distancing while on campus.
  • Designated hallways for entering and exiting worship.
  • Families must sit together.
  • No bulletins—verbal announcements only.
  • Tithes and offerings can be placed in a response box.
  • Restrooms in the office hallway and the north entrance will be open for emergency use only and will be one person at a time.
  • Water fountains will not be available.
  • Wearing a mask is required (as of July 16th).
  • Seating Arrangements:
    • All parties will be seated and dismissed by an attendant.
    • There must be two empty chairs between each family unit.
    • Alternating rows will be used for each service to maintain physical distancing.
    • Please do not move chairs after you have been seated.
    • Personal items should be placed under your chair.


Worship attendance will be by reservation only and will be on a “first come, first seat” basis. When you attend, please bring a Bible, notebook, and pen, as these will not be provided to you. 

Click HERE to register online. You may also reserve your seats by calling (417) 886-3851 or by emailing the church office. EMAIL OFFICE


For questions regarding procedure and safety, please feel free to contact P.K. through the office phone (417-886-3851) or by email. EMAIL P.K.