Jaars Center

COVID-19 Statement

In alignment with the North Carolina Governor’s Executive Order 215, JAARS no longer requires masks or social distancing indoors or outdoors on our campus. Of course, guests and staff are welcome to continue wearing masks and/or maintaining social distance if they are more comfortable.

JAARS is actively engaged in ministry both locally and globally—as we have been throughout the pandemic. Transitioning from stringent safety protocols to life without masks and social distancing is a milestone toward living and working the way we did before the pandemic. We recognize and respect the wide variety of personal preferences during this time, and encourage our guests and staff to continue any practices that make them feel more comfortable. Currently:

  • Campus tours are now available for groups of all sizes. Reservations are required. Please call 704.843.6130 and leave a message.
  • The JAARS Gift Shop is open Monday–Friday, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • The Museum of the Alphabet is currently open.
    • Please note, the museum will close early at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 30.
  • We invite you to stop by to see our new and updated exhibits. The museum is sanitized frequently.
    • We have a new cell phone tour to guide you through the museum.
    • Guided and group tours will be available starting in July.
    • If you can’t make it to our campus, you can also view our virtual tour here.
  • The Mexico-Cárdenas Museum is currently closed for renovations.

Learn More

Read past updates about our COVID-19 response.

Strengthening Our Core To Meet New Challenges

Unprecedented. Pandemic. Crisis. Disruption. From corporate boardrooms to family video conferences, we are all struggling to describe what is happening in the world as the impact of COVID-19 continues to...

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Woody McLendon

An Update From JAARS President Woody McLendon Concerning COVID-19

It’s hard to believe that it was only six weeks ago that I shared with you—and with our mission partners around the world—how JAARS was responding to the accelerating COVID-19...

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A Letter From JAARS President Woody McLendon Concerning COVID-19

    Together we are watching a global pandemic of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 impact our world at an increasingly rapid rate. For many the response is fear. As Christ-followers...

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JAARS Center, Waxhaw, North Carolina

COVID-19 Statement

Just a reminder to our friends and neighbors: JAARS staff and our mission partners here in Waxhaw, North Carolina, travel internationally, but no one flies to or from overseas destinations...

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