COVID-19 Updates

Our most recent post is the policy and guidelines we are currently using at Southpointe Community Church.

October 7, 2021

Starting this Sunday, we are transitioning back to more flexible mask guidelines.

Both services will be Mask Optional for all attendees (9:00 AM and 10:45 AM).

- We will have a Mask-Required Section during our 9:00 AM service.  
- Located in the back, immediately to the left upon entering the sanctuary.
- While you are free to sit anywhere in the sanctuary, this section will require individuals to wear masks.

If you are sick, feeling unwell, or have recently been in contact with someone with a known case of Covid-19, please stay home and watch the live stream.

God Bless,
Southpointe Community Church

August 11, 2021

Due to the recent spike in Delta variant cases - and as much as we hate to do this - we are updating our Southpointe Covid Guidelines. Starting this Sunday:

9:00 AM will be Mask Required for all attendees.
- This applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated.
- Masks are required for ages Kindergarten and up.
- Masks must be worn during the whole service.

10:45 AM will be Mask Optional for all attendees.

If you are sick or feeling unwell, or have recently been in contact with someone with a known case of Covid-19, please stay home and watch the live stream.

We do all this for one reason - we love you and want to do what what Christ commanded, "...'love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31. We are thankful for your flexibility as we adjust to this new season and new information.

God Bless,
Southpointe Community Church

May 20, 2021

Starting May 23, Southpointe is now mask optional for all services and events. Masks are optional for all attendees, including children and volunteers.

We still ask if you are sick, or feeling 
unwell, please stay at home.
If you have recently been in contact with someone with a known case of Covid-19, please stay home.


April 5, 2021

As states and counties are making transitions to provide alternative masks options, we would also like to provide alternative options for our congregation.

Starting April 10 and 11: Southpointe COVID-19 Phase 5 Guidelines
1. 5:00 PM and 9:00 AM will be Mask Optional Services - Masks may be worn in any capacity during this time. Please follow your own discretion of what's most comfortable for you and your household.
2. 10:45 AM will remain Mask Required with Phase 4 mask procedures (Masks must be worn when standing, singing and moving in the building; Masks may be lowered when seated during the sermon.)
3. SPKid volunteers will continue to wear masks while teaching during both Sunday service times.
4. Chairs rows will remain 6 feet apart; sit three seats away from other households.
5. Please continue to social distance 6 feet apart when in the building.
6. If you are sick, or feeling 
unwell, please stay at home.
7. If you have recently been in contact with someone with a known case of Covid-19 please stay home.

If case volumes spike during this time, we will return back to full Phase 4 Guidelines for all services.

March 2, 2021

We will officially be starting our Saturday Night Worship on March 6, 2021.
- This service will follow all our normal Southpointe COVID-19 Phase 4 Guidelines (below).
- Guideline #5 and #6 may not be applicable at this time.

This is an unplugged style service and will not have the exact same set up as a typical Sunday, including:
- No SPKids Childcare will be provided at this time
- Smaller worship band (primarily acoustic guitar)
- Communion every week

We hope you will join us for this laid back, evening service option!

For older Southpointe Guidelines and questions, please email


March 13, 2020

Dear Southpointe Family,
You know how much I value gathering together every Sunday for corporate worship. Out of an abundance of caution and after consulting with medical professionals in our church community as well as other pastors, we are canceling all services this Sunday, March 15th.

I truly believe our commitment to love our neighbor includes every effort to "flatten the curve" of diagnosed cases likely to burden the healthcare system. Not gathering together in large groups is one of the most effective ways to do that and also protect those who are most at risk. 

We will continue to seek wisdom from doctors and public health experts. There will be no organized activities for youth, children or adults this coming week on our campus. We will send updates as they become available. 

I would encourage you to gather together with family members or neighbors in small groups to worship on Sunday morning and lift up our church, our city and the world as we tackle this public health crisis. We will put some suggestions up on our website. Please know that while we want to be wise, we do not live in fear. We continue to trust in a sovereign God and know that we have a true and certain hope. I would encourage you to take time this Sundayto listen to this Sermon on anxiety. I preached it last year, afew days before Chrissy was diagnosed with cancer.  This sermon meant so much to me because it was part of my own processing something that was the biggest challenge our family had ever faced.  I hope it encourages you to listen as much as it encouraged me to write it. 

-Pastor Matt 

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxiousabout anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, withthanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, whichtranscends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in ChristJesus. —Philippians 4:4-7

To find out current information on steps to prevent illness please follow this link:

March 8, 2020

As you’re probably aware by now, Governor Bill Lee has announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Tennessee and specifically in Williamson County. We know that this news generates a variety of questions and speculation regarding next steps for our church. The following represents our current thinking on the matter as of today, March 6th, 2020. We are monitoring all developments in real time and any updates to these recommendations will be published through our website and social media channels.

How should we, as Christians, think about a crisis like this? The Scripture reminds us in 2 Tim. 1:7, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind.” The one thing our community needs right now is a church that is not ruled by fear, but by faith. We trust in a God who is in complete control.During this season, we have the opportunity to be a calming, stabilizing presence in a world of fear, worry and anxiety. The Scripture also reminds us to “Be prepared to give a reason for the hope that you have, but do so with gentleness and respect” (1 Pet. 3:15). There is always an opportunity to bring glory to God and that is exactly what we hope, by His grace, to do.

As we think proactively about preparing to face this challenge, we have the opportunity to lead with thoughtfulness and preparation. Here are some proactive steps we are taking this coming weekend:

We will not pass collection baskets and ask that you primary give online here or you will be able to drop your giving into baskets on the way out of the sanctuary.
Our greeters will hold open the doors for you to minimize your need for touching door handles.
During the greeting time we encourage you to wave and smile at one another rather than shake hands and give hugs.
We will assist you with checking your child into SPKids by manning each station with a volunteer, ensuring you will not need to touch any screens or keyboards. Thank you for your patience and flexibility ahead of time.

Along with these steps to prevent the unnecessary spread of germs in a large gathering of people, we also recommend familiarizing yourself with these CDC and World Health Organization recommendations:
● Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
● Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
● Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
● Stay home when you are sick.
● Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
● Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Should there be any change to this plan or any new information that comes to light, we will keep you informed via Facebook, Instagram, and our Website.Looking forward to Sunday,

Pastor Matt