Church Re-Opening Update #3 教會重啟更新#3

Thank you again for completing the re-opening survey. The total responses we have received is 683, an outstanding and substantial number. It represents half of our weekly attendance and communicates your feelings, expectations, and risk tolerances as individuals and families. It reflects your love for the church and desire to congregate together. While there is a margin of error, the results of the survey are clear and helpful.

Question: What did we learn from the church re-opening survey?

  1. Attitudes toward returning to a worship service at church were cautiously optimistic. 25% would return at first opportunity. 44% plan to wait several additional weeks. 31% responded that it will be quite a while before they return.
  2. Responses were well distributed among congregations. We received a balance of responses from English (25%), Mandarin (48%), Cantonese (18%), Glendora (5%), and SEAM (4%).
  3. People of all ages responded. The largest group was 50-69 (41%), followed by 30-49 (29%) and 70+ (19%). The age group most interested to return immediately was 50-69 (32% indicated a return at first opportunity).
  4. Our congregations are flexible. Responses the English congregation indicated 78% willing to worship at a different time. 60% of Mandarin and 62% of Cantonese congregations are willing to worship at a different time as well.
  5. You communicated your expectations for church preparations and children’s ministry arrangements.
    1. 75% expect children’s hands to be sanitized on entry.
    2. 73% expect teachers to wear face coverings.
    3. 68% expect children to wear face coverings.
    4. 69% expect doors to be propped or otherwise touchless.
    5. 59% expect clearly marked one-way foot traffic.
  6. We also realize that we won't enjoy the physical company and fellowship of some members for a long time. 51% will wait until most physical distancing guidelines are lifted, and there were a number of write-in responses indicating that a vaccine would need to be available for those individuals and families to feel safe to return.

We want to thank you again for your responses. 183 people took the time to add a personal comment at the end of the survey, in addition to the other write-in remarks. We are reading and taking your thoughts into consideration. When we release a reopening plan or timeline it will not suit or satisfy everyone, but we are doing our best to take everyone into consideration.



  1. 教會重啟時,會眾將採取謹慎小心的態度。答卷者中將近四分之一(25%)表示他們願意第一時間重返教會;超過四成(44%)選擇在重啟初期之後數週才會返回教會;而將近三分之一(31%)則表示,他們會在很長一段時間之後才會重返教會。
  2. 各語言組都踴躍參與。英文堂答卷者佔總數的25%,國語堂48%,粵語堂18%,格蘭朵拉5%,SEAM 4%。
  3. 答卷者涵蓋各年齡層,其中最多者屬50-69歲(41%),其次是30-49歲(29%),70歲以上(19%)。50-69歲年齡層也最積極願意重返教會,答卷者中將近三分之一(32%)表示第一時間即刻重返教會的意願。
  4. 我們教會的弟兄姊妹非常願意與教會配合。英文堂的答卷者中,有將近8成(78%)表示願意在不同時段參加崇拜;國語堂和粵語堂各6成左右(60%及62%)。
  5. 至於對教會重啟以及兒童事工的準備工作,您表達了以下的期盼:
    1. 75% 兒童們在進入教會時雙手會接受消毒
    2. 73% 老師們會戴口罩
    3. 68% 兒童們將戴口罩
    4. 69% 教會的門將被撐開,或不需用手打開
    5. 59% 教會裡標誌明顯的單向通道
  6. 我們也了解到,有許多的會員會在很長的時間之後,才會再回到教會與我們作面對面的團契。半數(51%)答卷者表示,他們將等到社交距離指南大致撤銷之後才會重返教會。在書寫的回答中,也有許多答卷者表示他們要等到新冠疫苗問世之時,才會安全地重返教會。


Church Re-Opening Update #2 教會重啟更新 #2

Thank you for completing the re-opening survey. Your responses have exceeded our expectations! We have received over 550 responses to date and have begun to study what you shared and consider your thoughtful, personal messages. We will leave the survey open for additional responses for those who have yet to take it.In future posts we will offer the results of the survey and a general plan for church re-opening. For now, here is a provisional graphic to give a sense of the responses.
Church Reopen Survey ResultsQuestion: How will the church ensure that its preparations are comprehensive?

The church re-opening team formed two smaller groups to study and recommend changes. One group focuses on worship service, which includes elements of the service, physical distancing, technology, and so on. The other group focuses on the physical building, which includes signage, cleaning, and so on. These groups are hard at work consulting with professionals and other church committees, evaluating the situation, and finding solutions.

These groups promote compliance with LA DPH guidance for places of worship.
Instruction from the county spans six pages and includes:

  1. Workplace policies and practices to protect staff health;
  2. Measures to ensure physical distancing;
  3. Measures to ensure infection control;
  4. Communication with staff, visitors and congregants; and
  5. Measures to ensure equitable access to critical services.

Please pray for us, and for these two working groups in particular, as we seek God’s wisdom in our planning. Thank you!


在未來的更新中,我們將公布調查結果,並分享教會重啟策畫方案。根據目前初步550多份調查的結果,我們準備了下列圖解,供您參考。Church Reopen Survey Results



  1. 為保障工作人員健康而制定的工作場所政策和措施
  2. 保持身體距離的措施
  3. 確保感染控制的措施
  4. 與工作人員,訪客及會眾溝通
  5. 確保公平獲得重要服務的措施


Church Re-Opening Update #1 教會重啟更新 #1

The church will provide an update each week on Friday to offer information regarding re-opening. Please subscribe to this page and look for these updates in order to pray and prepare! Information will relate to the church’s general re-opening plan as well as specific measures as they are formalized and implemented.

Question: How is MBCLA approaching re-opening?

The church has formed a re-opening team in order to answer this question. We plan to take a deliberate and measured approach so that we can proceed in full compliance with local health official orders and informed by input from church members.

The Los Angeles Department of Public Health defined a five-stage reopening process based on risk. We are currently in Stage 2, in which low risk businesses are able to open. On Tuesday, May 26, LA DPH provided guidance for faith organizations to resume modified in-person worship services. They also updated their re-opening protocols for workplaces and created protocols for places of worship. We are currently reviewing these documents.

To aid our planning, we invite church members to fill out this survey. Questions relate to Sunday service, fellowship groups, and children’s ministry. We hope to understand the feelings and expectations of our members in order to craft, communicate, and implement an informed re-opening plan that fits the church. Your participation is appreciated.

May God bless you and keep you!




洛縣公共衛生局(LA DPH)以風險為準,設定重啟的5個階段。我們現在是在第2階段,只有屬於低風險的商業可以公開運作。5月26日,也就是本星期二,LA DPH 頒布了對宗教機構修正性面對面崇拜的指南。同時,該局也更新了他們對工作場所重啟的協議,並頒發宗教崇拜場所的重啟協議。教會目前正仔細研讀這些文件。