WHAT IS A PV TINY CHURCH?

A safe gathering of family units, friends, and neighbors that are connecting through meaningful conversations, community, and communion.

  • Groups Can Be:
    • Geographically based
    • Newly formed groups
    • Formed from existing small groups and divided to adhere to CDC guidelines for smaller group gatherings
      • (i.e. life groups, ministry teams, book clubs, Bible study groups, Spiritual Formation Groups, etc.)
    • Groups can meet in-person, via video/audio calls, or a combination of both

WHY GO TINY?

We are intent on connecting people with people in safe, healthy, and uplifting communal engagements that are filled with meaningful interactions and conversations. The vision of tiny churches is to connect with and have meaningful engagements with PV members and friends in or around every major segment of our city.


HOW DOES IT WORK?

Groups are encouraged to adhere to the CDC guidelines in reference to outdoor and indoor gatherings (see below). Some groups may choose to meet indoors or outdoors on patios, in parks or fields, and parking lots, etc., while practicing social distancing.

  • Groups May Utilize:
    • the full, recorded Sunday morning worship if they choose OR
    • Create their own format while receiving questions, communion prompts and song suggestions each week from the church via email.

LEADERS & LOCATIONS

Groups are forming in every area where our members live. Contact Daylan Moore for groups in your neighborhood.


SAFETY GUIDELINES

The Secretary of Health, in consultation with the Governor, has sole authority over all instances of quarantine, isolation, and restrictions on commerce and travel throughout Arkansas, as necessary and appropriate to control disease in the state of Arkansas as authorized by Ark. Code Ann. §20-7-109–110.  Based on available scientific evidence, it is necessary and appropriate to take further action to ensure that COVID-19 remains controlled and that residents and visitors in Arkansas remain safe.

Although places of worship were excluded from the Governor’s Executive Order 20-10 issued on March 26, 2020, in conjunction with the Directive on Limitations on Gatherings, most faith leaders in Arkansas did comply with the spirit of that Directive and ceased holding worship services in person and moved worship instead to an online or outdoor platform for their congregants. The Governor issued further limitations that applied to places of worship in the Governor’s Executive Order 20-13 on April 4, 2020, in conjunction with the Directive that provided further social distancing protocols.

We, Pleasant Valley staff, strongly encourage you and your group to put the below guidelines into practice:

  • No one should be allowed to enter if:
    • They have had a fever of 100.4˚F or higher in the past 2 days
    • They have a cough, shortness of breath or other symptoms typical of Covid-19
    • They have had known exposure to someone with Covid-19 in the past 14 days
  • All participants who attend are encouraged to wear a face mask/covering.
    • Face coverings for children under 2 years old are prohibited by CDC guidelines
  • Everyone involved needs to wash hands frequently.
  • Try to have hand sanitizer available at all times.
  • Apply the 6-foot physical distancing protocol to everyone aside from family groups, both indoors and outdoors.
  • No meals and/or refreshments should be offered.
  • Try to eliminate any physical contact with each other outside of family groups—no hand shaking, touching, etc.
  • Aside from congregant family groups, seating must follow physical distancing protocols with 6 feet between individuals.
  • Eliminate or alter the use of items that are traditionally touched or handled by many different people. Example – no passing communion cups, sharing Bibles, etc.