Sample Documents for Ministry in the Season of COVID-19

Re-Opening Plan

This page lists all of the documents mentioned in the various stages of the required process for church re-opening. If you have not already done so, download the re-opening guide titled, Ministry in the Season of COVID-19 & Beyond to begin forming your church’s re-opening plan. As a reference guide/template, below is Dove of the Desert’s re-opening plan.


Facilities Use Agreements should now include policies related to COVID-19. The sample below gives direction in italics on where to add your church’s policies and procedures.

How to Request an Exception

To request an exception during the suspension of in-person worship, download and read the “How to request an exception” document. Then, use any of the example documents linked below as a template/guide for your church’s request for an exception. Please note that prior to requesting an exception, the church’s comprehensive Re-Opening Plan must be accepted by the District Superintendent.

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