We are excited to be gathering on Sundays as well as for ministry gatherings throughout the week. As we navigate what it looks like to gather together in this season, we want to give you some information on the policies and procedures we have in place as it relates to Covid-19. 


HEALTH & SAFETY PROCEDURES:

For our live services, as well as ministry gatherings, there are a few details to be aware of:

  • Appropriate social distancing will be observed for the health and well-being of everyone in our worship venues and foyers.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available.
  • Beginning Sunday, April 11, worship services and ministry events at our Bee Cave and Southwest campuses will become mask-optional.*
  • For our Dripping Springs campus, we will continue to require masks for Sunday services, due to the policies set by the Dripping Springs ISD board. However, Dripping Springs ministry events that do not meet at the middle school will be mask-optional.*
  • If you are running a fever or not feeling well, please stay home and enjoy our online worship experience.

*Please note: there are some ministries and events that are exempt from this policy due to special circumstances and will require masks. If you are a part of one of these exceptions, you will hear directly from that ministry.

We will continue to monitor COVID, as we have since the pandemic started, to determine if a change in mask policy is warranted as we move forward. 

Our staff and elders are so excited to be with you again live and in person, and we want everyone to be able to worship freely and comfortably. Thank you for your patience and kindness as we walk through this unprecedented time together and for your continued flexibility as we do our best moving forward.


BEE CAVE

Our Bee Cave campus (9300 Bee Cave Rd) meets at 9am and 11am in the Worship Center. 

SOUTHWEST:
Our Southwest campus (7416 W Hwy 71) meets at 9am and 11am in Building A. 

DRIPPING SPRINGS:
Our Dripping Springs campus is currently meeting at Dripping Springs Middle School (111 Tiger Ln) at 11am. Due to the mandatory school policy, all attendees, including K-5th graders will be required to wear a mask while on campus. There will be no Ridge Kids or Ridge Students programming at DSMS through at least the summer of 2021. However, any DS families who desire to continue worshipping at our Southwest campus, where both Ridge Kids and Ridge Students are available, are encouraged to do so until those ministries can resume at DSMS.


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING & POLICIES:

Ridge Kids, our children's programming, is meeting in person at 9am and 11am at the BC and SW campuses! Please note that Ridge Kids for our Dripping Springs campus is being held at our Southwest campus location until further notice.

Embrace, our special needs ministry, is also back in person at 9am for all campuses and will continue to offer an online Zoom class at 11am. Find more information here

Ridge Kids & Embrace are committed to ensuring the health and safety of everyone in our community. The safety and well-being of our church family and guests are our utmost priority.

  • All classrooms will have hand sanitizer.
  • Frequently touched objects and surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected with Clorox wipes and Lysol Disinfectant Spray using rubber gloves throughout the use of each class.
  • Each classroom will be disinfected before, between, and after each service using rubber gloves. (Door handles, classroom and hallway restrooms, tables, chairs, counters, all toys, rocking chairs, changing tables etc).
  • Volunteers will wash hands often with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.


For more information on our Ridge Kids safety and cleaning procedures, click here.

WORSHIP AT HOME:

We will continue to offer an online worship experience for those who are more comfortable worshipping from home. The livestream of our Sunday services will be available at 9am and 11am on Sunday mornings. You can view the live stream by visiting our Austin Ridge homepage here at those times, or by visiting one of our campus' Facebook pages at the buttons below. After the 11am live stream is complete, the service will be made available for you to watch on our Worship at Home page here.

Bee Cave Campus Southwest Campus Dripping Springs Campus