June 8, 2020
Dear TBF Friends & Clients,
As of June 8, the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board (TBMB) Church Support Center (CSC) in Franklin, Tennessee is back open with normal business hours. The Tennessee Baptist Foundation staff will also resume normal operations as our staff moves from working remotely to being back in the office. Over the next few months we will be cautious and still try to social distance and balance some work from home along with work in the office. However, there will be staff in our office each day.
The TBMB has taken proactive measures to have our building sanitized before all staff return and has put some safety guidelines and procedures in place for employees and guests. There will be limited use of all common areas and social distancing will be practiced. Masks are not required but will be available for any individual who would like one. Currently, the TBMB is NOT allowing any visitors or outside group meetings in the CSC until after June 30.
The Foundation staff will be doing some limited travel to meet with church groups and individuals, when requested, through the summer months. Some churches and individuals are not quite ready to meet in person and we understand that. We have found Zoom to be a great tool in communicating and we are even able to conduct seminars for your church via Zoom. The Foundation staff are prepared to connect with you virtually using Zoom or other videoconferencing technology, or by phone. You can make a virtual appointment or request an in-person meeting with one of our staff members by calling 615.371.2029 or by sending us a message on our contact page.
Please continue to pray with us as we trust God to save lives and alleviate suffering caused by COVID-19. I encourage you to hold close these words from Jesus found in John 10:27:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.“
Serving Christ with you,
Rev. Bill Gruenewald, President-Treasurer