At Bethel, worship is our expression of adoration to God for the salvation he has offered (Romans 5:5-11). Because we want to bring glory to Him, worship at Bethel is not designed to please us. We desire to worship God in the way God chooses.
Singing: Many are surprised to find that music in Churches of Christ is without instrumental accompaniment. This is not by chance, but is a conviction. We seek to worship according to the New Testament pattern. Since there are many verses that reference singing in the church of the first century and no mention of instrumental music as a practice of God’s church on earth, we “sing and make melody in our heart” (Ephesians 5:19).
Prayers: There will be prayers near the beginning and at the end of each period of worship, and there may also be prayers by special request.
Preaching: The minister wears no special robes nor title because we find no mention of such in the New Testament. We hope you find the sermon uplifting and instructional, and one that draws you closer to what God wants you to be. It will close with responses being encouraged as a hymn is sung. You will not be singled out in any way.
Communion: The Lord’s Supper is observed every Sunday as was practiced by the early church (Acts 20:7).
Giving: The only way Bethel is supported is by the free-will offering of members. As a visitor, you are not expected to make a donation.