Phase 1 Florida Reopening

The journey continues! As the Phase One reopening for the state of Florida begins on May 3, 2020, FBCMI will be implementing the following plan to stay in accordance with our authorities and maintain the greatest continued safety for all.

Dear FBCMI family,

We want to communicate with concise and clear strategies. We realize each phase will invite degrees of interpretation and possibilities of confusion. Our hope is to establish simple clarity for each part of the journey.

The overarching approach to Phase One will include FBCMI offices returning to regular operations while implementing CDC recommendations and the continued suspension of all on-campus activities and gatherings. We are committed to forming and sustaining vibrant experiences involving online gatherings, discipleship and community.

We long to be back together. Until that day comes, we will treasure being together via online technology, and will grow in our expectancy of worshiping Jesus together while in the same room!

Walking together by faith,

FBCMI Pastors

FBCMI Phase ONE Plan

FBCMI offices

  • All FBCMI personnel return to on-campus roles and responsibilities except for VP (the vulnerable population). The VPs will continue to work from home.
  • Normal working hours resume.
  • All protocol will abide under the CDC safety recommendations.


Worship Services

Worship Services will continue to occur only online at and Facebook Live.


Sunday school and discipleship classes

No on-campus gatherings. Mark Lewis, FBCMI Discipleship Pastor, has prepared an menu of all Online Discipleship classes available for you to join. Click here to access information to find the perfect fit for you!


Ministry events / Sunday & Wednesday Night Schedules



Ministry Teams

Online meetings will continue to be the primary means of having ministry team meetings as needed.


Funerals/Memorial Services

During FL’s Phase One of reopening, all funerals need to be scheduled through and occur at your local funeral home. It will be our honor to assist you in all funeral preparations, but the service itself will need to occur off campus. It is a great privilege to host these important moments for a family, but safety for all must be our priority.


House of Hope

  • May 4 and 11 will be reopened using the Drive-thru protocol.
  • May 18 will resume in person distribution with necessary safety protocols in place.


APC (Agape Pregnancy Center)

Clinic and Boutique open following CDC screening guidelines.


MICS (Merritt Island Christian School)

  • Virtual learning only until school year ends.
  • Childcare reopens May 18
  • Childcare Summer Camp begins June 1
Governor Desantis' order detailing Phase One can be found here.

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