What to Expect
We know that coming to a new place, let alone a church, can be a little scary and even intimidating!
So let us help give you some peace of mind to make your first visit a blessing.
When you walk through our doors, you can expect…
1. FRIENDLY PEOPLE
Our church is not a big congregation – we average around 50 people every Sunday. That means everyone knows each other and we’re really just like one big family. That means that the second you walk in Bethel, you’ll be greeted by an usher (and those who aren’t ushers!) who will make sure that you’re well taken care of and comfortable.
We are also aware that you may have kids with you – we have that covered as well. We have a nursery for children ages 0-6 run by volunteers who all have a Working with Children check completed. If you, as a mother, are not comfortable leaving your newborns, you are more than welcome to stay with your child at the nursery.
You will also find that some people may dress up, while others don’t – all this to say that there is no dress code. Feel free to dress comfortably. Also, you will find that people give monetary donations to help maintain the church during the service, but there is absolutely no expectation for you to give.
2. CHRIST-FOCUSED MUSIC
Our songs are different.
We sing about Jesus and to Jesus. We praise Him in song and we sing about who He is and what He has done for us. Every song that we sing is based on truth found in the Bible and we do this to teach and remind us each week about all the precious blessings we have because of Jesus.
3. BIBLE PREACHING
At the core of Bethel is the preaching of God’s Word.
We seek to faithfully teach what the Bible says, without adding anything extra. Our style of preaching is one that convicts, teaches, exhorts, edifies and encourages Christians to live for Christ and to strive for Christ-likeness.
The Word of God is quick, powerful and sharper than a two-edged sword – it is able to change people’s minds and hearts. This is why when we preach, we let the Bible speak for itself.
Bethel is a Gospel-focused church. As a church, our responsibility is to lead people to Christ as well as to baptise and teach them. The fact is that we are all sinners, on our way to Hell and need a Saviour.
This is where the Good News of the Gospel comes in.
Christ came to earth over 2,000 years ago, lived a sinless life and died, while taking our sins upon Himself. This satisfied God’s holiness and judgment of sin.
Because of what Christ did on that day, we are now able to claim that as payment for our sins. Christ literally paid the penalty of our sins so that we won’t have to! Now Christ is offering the gift of salvation freely to everyone who will repent of their sins and place their faith on Him solely. However, not only is the Gospel able to save, but it is also able to change people’s lives.
This is the Gospel and Bethel will take every opportunity to tell anyone who walks through their doors that while our sins are many, His mercy is more!
“And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”