Questions from the Newport Crew

As part of the Launch Prep meeting, we had a Q&A session on October 28th, 2012.  If you weren't able to attend, here's a recap of some of the questions that came up.  As always, this comes with a caveat that many things are subject to change.  We desire to be agile...and a flock that is easy to lead as God guides and directs.  With that in mind, though, here are some of the questions and answers that were discussed.

Q: Will we just have one service, if so, at what time?
A: We’ll just have one service to start out with.  We’re looking at 10:30am in order to maximize our setup time.  We have a pre-determined time window with AMC theater, and this dictates our start and end times.

Q: Will we be using any of the AMC equipment?
A: Just their screen.  We’re responsible for the rest.

Q: How many theaters will we be renting?
A: Two theaters for children’s ministry, one for worship.  When we spoke to others doing church in a theater, this was the norm.  The biggest unknown about Newport is how to best do children’s ministry…so we need prayer!  Please specifically pray for the logistics of Children’s ministry.  We’re doing some “reconnaissance” locally, then in Washington DC in November at a conference to help inform our plans.

Q: Will Newport have the same policies, systems and safety guidelines for children’s ministry?
A: Yes, we’ll require the same training, background checks, etc.  We may not have exactly the same electronic check in system.  We bring the same concern about our children, their welfare and spiritual growth with us to Newport.

Q: Do we have to pay to park?
A: If you choose to park in the garage, you’ll have to pay.  We don’t have a parking discount.  You can park free on-street.

Q: What will we do when there are events in Newport on Sundays, especially for parking?
A: We haven't gotten to the nitty gritty details of this yet, but  pray for us to find solutions on a case by case basis.

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