During the last several weeks we have closely monitored conditions in our states and specifically the areas where our campuses are located. Out of a desire to prioritize the health of our people and to do our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to delay reopening our buildings. We will NOT be reopening for in-person worship this weekend, July 11/12. At this time, we do not have a new target date for reopening.

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Seacoast Church will be reopening for in-person worship the weekend of July 11–12.

As we approach our reopening target dates of July 11/12, we know many of you have questions. Our FAQ addresses many of the questions we have received and we will continue to update it and this page as needed.

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Seacoast Church will be reopening for in-person worship the weekend of July 11–12.

Over the next several weeks, we will be posting additional information on this page regarding temporary service times and information about our new policies and procedures.  We are committed to reopening in a way that prioritizes the health, safety, and comfort of everyone.

We know that some of you might not be ready to come back, and that’s ok! You can continue to worship with us through Seacoast at Home and find ongoing, daily content through Seacoast On the Go.

We know you may have some questions for us. Over the next several weeks we will be addressing as many of those as possible on this page, so check back for regular updates. For now, we wanted to answer a few that we know are on many of your minds…

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Over the past several weeks, we have been in conversation with state and local officials and have been watching as our country slowly begins to reopen. We are so eager to come back together in person for worship, and we know you are as well. However, we are also committed to the health and safety of all of our people. We do not want to reopen until we are convinced that the time is right.

We will communicate very soon our plan for reopening our facilities, so please watch this page for updates over the next few weeks. We will give everyone plenty of notice so you will have time to make plans, ask questions, and so we can prepare to welcome all of you back.

In the meantime, we hope you’ll continue to join us for Seacoast at Home. To learn more about how you can join us for church, right where you are, check out Seacoast at Home.

We are committed to being ready in any season and in all circumstances to serve our church, communities, and world. There are lots of ways for you the get involved, wherever you are. Please visit Care and Serve to learn more about how you can receive and give help during this time.

A message on weekend services

 

We are still going to have church this weekend, but we will just gather online instead of in person. Based on the advice of medical professionals in our area, we have made the difficult decision to close all of our Seacoast locations beginning this weekend, March 14-15.

While we have not been directed to do so by state or local officials, we believe that this is the best way for us to be responsible and proactive. In the Bible, the first question a person ever asks God is, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” We answer that question with an unequivocal, emphatic “Yes.”

This is not about panic, and we do not believe we are overreacting. This is about doing everything within our power to halt the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our areas. We know that you are committed to helping to do that as well.

Attending Services Online

We still want everyone to join us for weekend worship at live.seacoast.org, and we want everyone to download the Seacoast app. The app is the best way to engage with us online. We made a short video to tell you how to get the app, and share a few features.

Visit seacoast.org/app to learn more and get the Seacoast app.

Watch Parties

We know that some people have started hosting Watch Parties during weekend worship. We love that idea and we want to encourage everyone to consider hosting a Watch Party for weekend services right where you are. It can be your small group, a few neighbors, or just your family. Naturally, we want everyone to exercise extreme caution when choosing to gather with others, and encourage you to limit the size of your group.

In a few days, we will post materials for Watch Parties. It will include everything you need to host a worship experience right where you are, including materials and instructions for hosts. We will also post some instructions for how you can host a Watch Party from your Facebook page.


We know that better days are ahead and even in the midst of this difficult time, Seacoast is committed to helping people wherever we can. Right now, the best way we can do that is to join with people across the world and fight to “flatten the curve.” We love our Seacoast family, and we’ll see you for worship online.

Like the rest of the country, we have been watching the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) with concern. We are monitoring the situation closely and encourage everyone to exercise appropriate caution and to pay attention to any guidance given by state and local officials.

At this point, all weekend services at all of our Seacoast campuses will continue as usual. For the most up-to-date information on our plans and how we are responding, please check this page, which we will update as more information is available.

For information on COVID-19 in South Carolina

Visit scdhec.gov

For information on COVID-19 in North Carolina

Visit ncdhhs.gov

Frequently Asked Questions

Updated July 7, 2020

I’m not comfortable returning to church yet. Will online services continue to be offered?
Yes! We encourage you to join us online until you feel comfortable attending in person. Our Seacoast at Home weekend worship experience will continue to be streamed at live.seacoast.org, on Facebook, and YouTube.

Will Seacoast be limiting capacity of their buildings?
We are closely watching local, state and federal guidelines to help us determine safe practices and adhere to social distancing requirements. Based on guidelines at the date of reopening, we will communicate any capacity limitations that may be in place.

How will Seacoast be enabling social distancing in its locations?
We will be utilizing signage and Dream Team leaders as we encourage attendees to arrive, head to their seats, and limit gatherings in the breezeways as much as possible.

Are service times changing at my campus?
To enable cleaning to take place between services and to adhere to local, state and federal guidelines regarding social distancing, some Seacoast campuses may temporarily change their service times (TBD).

What time should I arrive for service?
In order to help us properly clean and sanitize the building between services, we ask that you arrive no more than 20 minutes before the start of service.

Will certain doors be marked for exit and entrance only?
Yes, entrances and exits will be marked to enable the proper flow of traffic.

Will restrooms be open?
Yes, all restrooms will be open and will undergo routine cleaning.

What will response time look like?
In this season, to allow for social distancing and safety, we will not have our traditional response stations with candles, crosses, communion, and prayer.

I’m new, how do I get connected?
If you haven’t already, we encourage you to fill out a connect card by visiting seacoast.org/connect or text CONNECT to 320320, and we’ll be in contact with you.

Will Seacoast be screening those who attend in person to make sure they are not sick?
We will not be taking temperatures or screening on site. We ask everyone to use good judgment: if you are feeling ill or have a family member who is feeling ill, please stay home and participate in our Seacoast at Home online experience.

Are masks and/or gloves required?
Masks are required for attendees, and will be available upon request at every campus.

How is Seacoast cleaning its facilities? 
We will conduct regular cleanings of our areas between services to ensure proper sanitation. Additionally, hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout all Seacoast campuses.

How can I continue my giving?
During this time, we are encouraging digital giving. You can give online at seacoast.org/give or by texting any amount to 320320.

What is Seacoast doing during this time to serve the community?
Seacoast is committed to making a difference here in our communities and around the world. You can see how Seacoast is making an impact at seacoast.org/careandserve.

Can I come to the church building during the week?
Once we begin regularly scheduled in-person services, our campuses will resume midweek operation. For more information, please follow up with the staff at your campus.

Will there be Kidscoast children’s ministry?
We are closely watching local, state and federal guidelines to help us determine safe practices in our children’s environments. Based on guidelines at the date of reopening, we will communicate any decisions that will impact Kidscoast availability at our campuses.

Will there be Custom student ministry?
Yes; however due to varied meeting times, please follow up with your campus staff for more information.

If I choose not to attend in person, will there still be online curriculum for Kidscoast children’s ministry?
Yes. You will still be able to find resources for your child at seacoast.org/kidscoastathome.

Why is Seacoast waiting so long to reopen?
We are so excited to begin to worship with you in person. The health and safety of our attendees and team is our first priority, and we have been carefully monitoring local, state, and federal guidance to make the best decision possible. We are One Church with many locations and it is important for us to all open together. We are being mindful of taking steps that will allow us to safely reopen across all locations. 

I attend in Irmo – will our new building be ready?
That’s our plan! We have been hard at work preparing the new facility and we plan to open in Irmo along with the rest of our campuses.

What We Are Doing

We want to make sure everyone knows what we are doing as a church as we resume services at our campuses.

  • Managing Capacity

    We are closely watching local, state and federal guidelines to help us determine safe practices and adhere to social distancing requirements. Based on guidelines at the date of reopening, we will communicate any capacity limitations that may be in place.

  • Social Distancing

    We will be utilizing signage and Dream Team leaders as we encourage attendees to arrive, head to their seats, and limit gatherings in the breezeways as much as possible.

  • Traffic Flow

    Entrances and exits will be marked to enable the proper flow of traffic.

  • Facilities & Sanitation

    All restrooms will be open and will undergo routine cleaning. We will conduct regular cleanings of our areas between services to ensure proper sanitation. Additionally, hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout all Seacoast campuses.

  • Response Time

    In this season, to allow for social distancing and safety, we will not have our traditional response stations with candles, crosses, communion, and prayer.

  • Seacoast at Home

    We encourage you to join us online until you feel comfortable attending in person. Our Seacoast at Home weekend worship experience will continue to be streamed.

How You Can Help

We appreciate your cooperation and commitment to help us keep one another safe and healthy.

  • Use Discretion

    We ask everyone to use good judgment: if you are feeling ill or have a family member who is feeling ill, please stay home and participate in Seacoast at Home.

  • Wash Thoroughly

    Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. While we will be offering many hand sanitizing stations, proper hand washing is more effective.

  • Limit The Spread Of Germs

    Cover your sneeze or cough with your arm, or with a tissue that you then immediately dispose of.

  • Avoid Face Contact

    Make an effort to touch your face less.

  • Practice Social Distancing

    Per CDC guidance, do your best to stay 6 feet away from others when possible.

  • Let Us Know

    If you or someone you know tests positive for COVID-19, please let us know so we can find a way to help, pray for everyone involved, and take any necessary precautions here at Seacoast.