Horizons Re-Opening


In-person worship option following social distancing guidelines;

online children’s ministries

DZ & Fusion Kids/Youth Programming Resume

Reservations will be required for DZ & Fusion through at least the end of November.

We are closely monitoring guidelines from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC. You can access the Nebraska DHHS guidelines here.  

  1. All services will be online.
  2. We are live streaming at 9 am on Sundays.
  3. All Horizons events and activities are to be determined on an event by event basis.
  1. In-person service re-open with social distancing guidelines, including wearing face masks.
              During Phase 2, in-person service will be held at 9 am ONLY.
              Weekly updates following Lincoln’s Covid-19 Risk Meter
             “If it is orange or yellow, come say hello. If its red, online instead!”
  2. Online services will also be available at 9 am
  3. Kid’s programming will not resume until Phase 3.
  4. All other Horizons events and activities are to be determined on an event by event basis.

DiscoveryZone Nursery & Toddler Zone Ages 1 & 2

  • Sundays at 9:00 am
  • Check-In & Check-Out: At our normal DZ Check-In Desk. Please only have 1 parent drop off and pick-up. No parent entry into rooms
  • Capacity: 8 Kids & 2 Volunteers Per Classroom.
  • Programming Plan: Kids will be free to move about the rooms. Toys will be sanitized before service. Any toys that go in a child’s mouth will be removed to be sanitized. At this time we will serve children ages 1 & 2, infants will attend service with their parents. No snacks will be served.
  • Masks required for all volunteers, parents, and children ages 5 and over.

DiscoveryZone Ages 3 – Grade 4

  • Sundays at 9:00 am
  • Check-In & Check-Out: Will be in a new location at the East exterior doors of the Horizons building. Please only have 1 parent drop off and pick-up. No parent entry into rooms.
  • Capacity: 10 Kids & 2 Volunteers Per Classroom
  • Programming Plan: Age 3-Grade K will be free to move about the rooms and may share some toys. 1st-4th grade students will have spaced out games and teachings at tables in the room with limited shared supplies that will be sanitized. No snacks will be served.
  • Masks required for all volunteers, parents, and children ages 5 and over.
  • For 3 & 4 year old’s masks are highly recommended.

Fusion Grades 5 – 8

  • Sundays at 9:00 am
  • Check-In & Check-Out: Drop off in the BOB, students will meet parents in atrium/outside after service. Parents do not need to drop off. No parent entry into BOB.
  • Capacity: 38 Kids & 10 Volunteers in the BOB
  • Programming Plan: 5th-8th grade students will be spaced out for large group teachings and games, and will move chairs for distanced small group times in the BOB. At this time groups will stay in the BOB for the entire service. No food will be served.
  • Masks required for all volunteers, parents, and children ages 5 and over.

Arise Grades 9 – 12

  • Sunday Nights at 7-8:30 pm
  • Gatherings will be outside weather permitting
  • We will practice “Safe Six” and require masks.


Our online campus is here to stay! We believe this is an important ministry at our church. Our online campus has proved to be such a powerful tool for our mission to Lead all to Jesus to become Life-Changed, Life-Changers.


Check out our services and online resources for all ages.


1. Self-Screening

a. Please only attend in-person if you can meet our self-screening guidelines. Online materials are available for those participating from home!

b. Temperature checks will be given at our check-in stations.


2. Face Coverings

a. Masks required for all volunteers, parents, and children ages 5 and over.

b. For 3 & 4 year old’s masks are highly recommended.


3. Hand Hygiene

a. Sanitizer will be provided for everyone in rooms and should be applied at entry & exit.


4. Physical Distancing

a. Please follow our new drop off locations listed above.

b. Please only have one parent drop off and pick up. Parents will not be allowed to enter rooms, including the BOB.

c. Rooms will open 10 minutes before service and close 10 minutes after service.

Attending church means something different now:
During Phase 1 (currently):

  • You can attend church online

During Phase 2 (starting Aug 2):

  • You can attend church in person
  • You can attend church by hosting a watch party at your house – huddle up at your house with friends, family, or your LifeGroup.
  • You can attend church online

We want to ensure each church experience is going to be the best it can be, whether you are going to join us online or in person. There is no right way to attend a church service right now. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible with the decision you make!

When you arrive, you can park and walk to the entrance with your household keeping a 6-foot distance from other households. There will be hosts to assist you in the building and Worship Center.

At all times we will ask you to maintain a 6-foot safe distance and wear a mask as you move through and sit in building. Hosts will help you find your reserved seating in the Worship Center. We are asking you to not congregate in the atrium before or after services to maintain social distancing. We know the time in the atrium is a big part of the experience for many of you and we encourage you to find other ways to connect with people at Horizons. Some ways to connect with others are by joining our Facebook group, Growth Track, a LifeGroup, or by inviting a few people to your home as you’re comfortable. 

We are the Church


Growth Track

Yes, during Phase 2 we still want to meet in person, but we are looking to keep you safe. Some differences will include no physical programs, and we will not be passing communion/offering.  We will have offering boxes mounted on the back walls in the worship center for you to drop your offering in or you can give online.  The experience will still include worship (though it may be projected for a time), teaching, and communion (the 1st Sunday of the month).

We do not anticipate normal kid’s programming until Phase 3. Your child (birth – 8th grade) will join you in the Worship Center. Here are some helpful tips to make it a great time for them:

  1. Bring a tablet and headphones so your kid can do online DZ/Fusion programming during the message. 
  2. Bring a coloring book from home. Please bring your own crayons or colored pencils. 
  3. A few tables and chairs will be available in the Worship Center for families.

We are taking every precaution as prescribed by the CDC to ensure that Horizons is safe, secure, and spacious for your family.

  1. The building will be thoroughly cleaned between each worship experience in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  2. We are encouraging social distancing and the wearing of masks while in the building. Doors will be propped open for you to limit contact as much as possible. We will also space out seating to ensure social distancing in the Worship Center.
  3. We are temporarily not providing food and coffee to limit contact as much as possible.
  4. We will not be passing offering and will have a system in place to limit contact during communion.
  5. Please follow the Nebraska Guidelines for Faith-Based Services as you make the decision to attend church in person.