WHAT TO EXPECT?

Do I have to wear a mask to attend the gathering?
Masks are optional. We are asking anyone who is not comfortable in person to join us for the online gathering at 9:30 or 11:00am on our website, Facebook, or YouTube.

What is your plan and process for cleaning the church building?
Our building will be deep cleaned each weekend before our Sunday gatherings. High traffic areas are also monitored and cleaned as needed throughout Sunday, especially kid spaces. Hand sanitizer station are set up near all entrances, in each kid space, and at the gathering space entrance.

How will we sit?
Families or “parties” are able to select their own seats and as the gathering begins ushers will be present to help everyone find a seat for their party. If you are uncomfortable with the amount of people in the main gathering space there are overflow spaces in the lobby and cafe.

What if the gathering space reaches capacity?
We will have overflow spaces setup in the lobby and cafe to accommodate people who show up late or after the main gathering space has reached capacity.

What if I’m not ready to come in-person?
We understand many of you may not be ready to gather in-person quite yet. That’s ok! We will still provide ways for you to be a part of the gathering online. The gathering will be available through our website, YouTube, or Facebook each Sunday at 9:30 & 11:00am. There is also experiences for your LittleLIFE & KidLIFE age kids available through the Next Gen Page.

Can I attend if I'm _______?
Fill in the blank with whatever fear you have about not being accepted: divorced, single parent, broke, recovering addict, LGBTQ+, atheist, skeptic, etc. Everyone is welcome to come to the The Exchange gathering. So come as you are, and we’ll see you on Sunday!

What should I wear?
Don’t feel like you have to dress up. Most people dress in casual clothing, but you are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable. We are much more interested in who you are, not what you’re wearing.

Where do I park?
New guest parking spaces are available by our main entrance along with handicap parking. There are additional parking spaces all around our building. You may park in the Trustmark Bank parking lot, and there are parking spaces provided on both sides of Bright Shopping Center. Additional parking is available across Bierdeman from our building, in the Heart of Pearl shopping center.

Where do I go when I arrive?
Our main entrance is located on the backside of Trustmark Bank. If you have preschool or elementary age children with you, you may enter through our Check-In Lobby entrance, located on the Bierdeman Rd. side of our building. When you enter, you will be greeted by people in orange lanyards who will help you know where to check-in your children, where to find coffee or a restroom, and how to find the main gathering space.

How long is the gathering?
Our worship gatherings are around 65-75 minutes in length.

Will there be activities for my LittleLIFE kids (birth-kindergarten)?
Yes, we invite you to drop off your birth – kindergarten age children in LittleLIFE for them to experience God on their level through playtime, Bible stories, and music. We will serve them a snack during the hour they are in our care, but only after everyone has used hand sanitizer and any relevant surfaces are cleaned.

Will there be activities for my KidLIFE kids (1st-5th grade)?
Yes, we invite you to drop off your 1st-5th grader in KidLIFE for them to experience God on their level through games, videos, music, and Bible stories. We will serve them a snack during the hour they are in our care, but only after everyone has used hand sanitizer and any relevant surfaces are cleaned.

How will I check-in my kids?
Our Check-In Lobby has two self-check-in stations and one manned station for new families. The Check-In Lobby entrance is located on the Bierdeman Road side of our building and is marked off with stanchions. We are asking that every parent checking in a child download the Church Center App on your Apple Device or Android Device and check your kids in before approaching the desk. This will help our check-in process remain as quick and touch-free as possible. If you do not have the Church Center App, or if you are unsure about how to check your kid in through the app, don’t worry! We will also have doorholders present to help you.

What if I need ASL Interpretation?
Our church family is blessed to have people with a passionate desire to share the truth of God's word with the Deaf community and help them encounter a loving church family! The Exchange is categorized as a Deaf Accessible church. That means Deaf people have access through an interpreter in a hearing service.
Our ASL Interpreter is available during the 9:30 gathering. If you are a part of the Deaf community we would love the opportunity to connect with you, answer any questions you may have, and help connect you with our church family. Click here to get connected with our interpreter, read more about ASL Interpretation, and find ASL Bible translations!