"The Church With You in Mind"

ODBC's 2021 Theme
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12​
"Stronger Together"

​​​​​​​​​​​​T​o ensure everyone's safety, as best we can, the following Safety Guidelines will be enforced during all services:









No Personal Contact Practice
  • Hand shaking or hugging is not permitted until further notice
  • Gatherings in aisles and foyer is not permitted until further notice
  • Welcome Time postponed until notice
​ Face Coverings
  • Required by all attendees over the age of two when entering and exiting our building
  • Masks are requested while seated but not mandatory
  • Pews are taped off creating recommended distancing
  • Recommend Family Units be the only ones to sit together until further notice
Materials for Services
Table set up in Foyer with the following to prevent germs being spread by Greeters and/or Ushers:
  • Bulletins ​
  • Prayer Lists
  • Statement of Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk Related to Coronavirus/COVID-19
  • ODBC Safety Measures / Guidelines 
  • Offering Envelopes
  • Disposable Masks
  • Hand Sanitizer / Disinfectant Wipes​
  • Special Music permitted as performers are separated from congregation
  • Microphones will be wiped down between performerd
  • Choir postponed until further notice
Children Ministries
  • Children not feeling well should stay home
  • Sunday School -- Fellowship Hall to allow capability to utilize safe distancing measures
  • Children’s Church -- Fellowship Hall to allow capability to utilize safe distancing measures
  • Nursery -- Guardian required to sign waiver for each child releasing Open Door Baptist Church of Tampa of all liability should the child become ill
  • Vacation Bible School canceled until 2021 
​Offering Collection all Services
  • Collection plates will not be passed by Ushers
  • Place all cash in envelope and Indicate Sunday School, Tithes, Building Fund, Missionary
  • Contributors may put envelopes in Collection Plate at the end of Sunday Morning & Wednesday Night Services
  • Hands-free Soap Dispensers available in all restrooms
  • Limit restrooms to one (1) person at a time
  • Disinfectant Wipes available for doors and faucet handles
  • Kitchen will remain closed until further notice
  • Church Luncheons / Dinners postpone until further notice
​Front Doors
  • Designated person responsible for wiping down door handles with disinfectant wipes
  • Temperatures will be taken upon arrival
Social Media / Service Information / Communications
  • Church Website --
  • Facebook -- Open Door Baptist Church of Tampa
  • OneCall Now​​​ -- Available to Members/Frequent Attendees

For everyone’s protection, if anyone has a persistent cough or sneezing, we will gracefully ask you to leave. We pray you understand our position of ensuring we are doing everything within our power to protect everyone so we can continue to conduct our services in person.

​​​                                         Statement of Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk
                                                       Related to Coronavirus/COVID-19
COVID-19 is highly contagious and is known to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. By attending Open Door Baptist Church of Tampa, Inc. (the “Ministry”), you agree to abide by the procedures established by the church to protect attendees and staff, and you voluntarily assume the risk that you and/or your family may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 either at the church, in the church worship service, or in the nursery or Sunday School. You agree to assume all the risks of attendance and participation for you and your family, and you waive any liability against the church and any other parties.

God Bless & Keep You Safe!​​