Frequently Asked Questions about BAC Reopening:
Last updated 27 July 2021 (keep in mind the rules are changing often!)
Do I need to book a place to attend BAC services?
No. We are simply encouraging you to arrive early for your service time.
What hygiene and safety measures are there? Do I have to wear a mask?
BAC has a COVID safe plan and everything we do attempts in good faith to implement the current Victorian government and denominational regulations.
You will be required to check in when you arrive using the government QR Code system (present in all venues across Victoria), or if you are unable to use the QR Code a volunteer will help you register another way. This registration system allows us to have more people in the church building, and for contact tracing to happen more quickly in the event of an outbreak.
17th June Update: Masks are currently mandatory in public indoor spaces. This means you have to wear a mask inside the building, unless you have a valid exemption.
Please stay home if you have any symptoms and follow the Victorian stay safe guidelines.
Will there be morning tea and a chance for fellowship?
Morning tea has resumed, we are able to serve drinks and food in a manner that is COVID safe, and have procedures in place to enable this to be served safely.
Will there be a Sunday school for children?
Yes there is primary age Sunday school at the 10:30am and 5pm services. Please speak to one of the staff for more information.
Families with children are always very welcome to have them participate in the entire service in the pews. BYO Kids Bibles!
Will there be Holy Communion at BAC?
Yes there will be the Lord’s Supper according to the previously existing patterns.
The Thursday 10am and Sunday 8am will have weekly communion. The 10:30am service will have communion on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. The 5pm service will have communion on the 2nd Sunday of the month.
Communion will be served with bread and grape juice in individual cups (no common cup). All baptised believers are welcome to walk down the aisle to receive standing. The volunteers assisting will use hand sanitiser. There are no communion rails and limited points of touch or contact.
Will there be handouts, hymn books or service orders?
No. All the services will use the data projector screen for words to songs and hymns. Please bring your own Bible to church!
Will there be congregational singing as part of the worship at BAC gatherings?
Yes, government guidelines allow for singing.
I am not yet ready to come out to church yet, is there still going to be an online BAC digital worship?
Yes, since December we have been streaming the entire 10:30am service on the BAC Youtube channel. This includes the message, songs, notices, intercessions and more.
Please try to tune in live on your computer, tablet or phone at 10:30am each Sunday.
The service broadcast will be available for all of Sunday to watch anytime. After Monday only the sermon video will be available.