Here are some of the common questions people ask about us…
Is your worship service contemporary or traditional?
In short, both. We believe that a healthy expression of worship is one that stretches us beyond divisions over musical styles to worship as one body. Often times the deeper issue is not the kind of music but our willingness to lay aside our rights for others. (Philippians 2:5-11) For that reason, you will find that our worship style at Bethel is truly “blended” in style. In a typical service, we sing hymns, contemporary praise music, read scripture together, and sometimes even utilize liturgical forms of worship. We believe that there is a healthy diversity throughout church history and we seek to build unity and deference not only in our musical styles, but in all that we do.
What should I wear to a worship service?
We have a “come as you are” mindset when it comes to dress. On a typical Sunday, you will see people wearing a variety of different styles. Some come in suits while others come in jeans and T-Shirts. Dress really isn’t all that important to us. We just want people to come and to encounter the living God!
Are you guys “legalistic?”
There is a real tendency in churches to make following Christ more about a list of do’s and don’ts rather than a relationship with Jesus. We believe that this is one of the most dangerous misrepresentations of the Gospel that is out there today. Being in a right relationship with God and growing in Him has less to do with doing “legalistic things” and more to do with trusting in Christ who paid for all our wrongs on the cross. (Galatians 3:1-5) To be sure, there are things that we are supposed to do to grow in Christ, but they come as a response to Jesus’ grace rather than a way to earn it. We want to encourage one another to discover what God is calling us to do and to help each other respond in obedience.
How do I get involved?
We’re so glad you asked! We believe that serving God is an important part of growing in your relationship with Him. There are a number of ways to get involved from working with children and youth, ministering to Seniors, leading others in worship, and reaching out to the lost in our community. Perhaps the best way to start is to learn more about Bethel and where you can serve. Contact the church office or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.