Bellevue Church of Christ    
     
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Thank you for visiting our website. Please enjoy your time here, click around to learn more about our ministries and what we believe, read through the Frequently Asked Questions below, listen to a message or two from our minister Jeff, and let us know if you have any further questions.

 

While were glad that you’re checking us out online, we invite you to experience the Bellevue church in person. We know that looking for a new home can be intimidating, so whether you’ve grown up in church, never been to church, or are coming back to church, our desire is that you feel welcomed and accepted. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

 

 

What kind of church is Bellevue church of Christ?

Bellevue church of Christ is a non-denominational church solely founded upon God’s Word. Each local church of Christ independently and autonomously runs its own affairs. We have a plurality of elders (1 Tim. 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9) who shepherd the flock to ensure we stand firm on the Truth, the Word of God. Deacons (1 Timothy 3:8-13), men who have volunteered to serve as a leader in a particular area of ministry for family in Bellevue. As stated in the Bible, the head of the Lord’s church is Christ (Ephesians 5:23) and here at Bellevue we strive to follow the New Testament pattern (Acts 2) for His church.

 

Membership in the church of Christ takes place when an individual obeys the Gospel by being buried with Christ through baptism (Acts 2:38-47). There are no cards to fill out that makes one a member of a church, but merely following the pattern we see in God’s Word. We may ask you to fill out a card, but that is so we can know your name and try to get to know you a little better while we all serve God together.

 

 

What time and how long are your Sunday services?

Our Sunday morning Bible classes for all ages start every Sunday at 9:15am. In our classes you can know that you will study God’s Word and have opportunity to grow closer to God and each other through study, prayer, conversation and fellowship.

 

Our worship services on Sunday morning start at 10:15am and last about an hour and fifteen minutes. If you can’t make it to our Bible study at 9:15, please come for worship. Our worship services offer songs of faith and praise, a Biblically sound and relevant message for today as well as a welcoming, loving atmosphere, and friendly people who are eager to meet you, fellowship with you and connect with you.

  

We recommend arriving about 15 minutes before the service to allow time for parking and to give us a chance to welcome you! 

 

 

What is your worship like?

In a word, “Biblical”. We are privileged each Sunday to offer worship to God through prayer, song, communion, a lesson based on Scripture and a weekly contribution (don’t worry, we don’t ask any of our visitors to give money, unless they choose to).

 

One of the first things that may seem different to you if you’ve never worshiped at a church of Christ is that we sing without musical instruments! We read in the Bible that we are commanded to sing and make melody with our hearts (Ephesians 5:19), so we praise and worship God without any instrument other than our voices. God gave us the most beautiful instrument of all to worship and sing praises to Him, our hearts. Don’t feel like you have to know every song, melody etc., just sing from your heart and allow yourself to praise Him like His Word tell us to.

 

Psalm 100:1–5 Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the LORD is good; His loving-kindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations.

 

 

Where will my kids go?

The Bellevue church is a family friendly church with a strong commitment to building a Godly foundation in our children, youth and young adults. We offer specialized classes for children and youth of all ages – from infants through teenagers.

 

All of our children and youth ministries allow your children to grow and experience the promises of God through praise, worship and Biblical instruction, according to Matthew 19:14.

 

 

What should I wear?

There is no dress code at our church.  Many people dress up, and just as many come dressed casually. When you worship with us you should be comfortable. Your comfort may be traditional church attire, jeans and sneakers or business casual. Come as you are!  James 2:1-5

 

 

Will I be asked to give an offering?

As a guest, you are welcome but not expected to make an offering or contribution. The time set aside for our contribution during our services is for members who give freely what they have prepared and prayed for in their heart. Our members give as part of their commitment to God and the church, in order to help the local church and His Kingdom grow.

 

2 Corinthians 9:7 Each one must do (give) just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

 

 

As a visitor, will I have to say anything or be singled out?

You will not be asked to say anything or introduce yourself as a visitor during worship. As our way of welcoming you, we do want to greet and welcome you, but never in a way that would make you feel uncomfortable.

 

You will be asked fill out a guest information card if you would like more information about our church or have questions or a desire to learn more about God and the local church here in Bellevue.

 

Our sole purpose when meeting you is to let you know you are welcome here and to provide any answers or help you may need to decide if you want to make the Bellevue church of Christ your place to worship. We hope you choose to worship with us, but we will not pressure you to do so.

 

 

If I need prayer, will the Bellevue church pray for me?

Absolutely! The Bellevue church is a praying church. Simply fill out the prayer request on the Guest Card and we will pray for you specifically at the end of services. At the end of the sermon the minister will offer an invitation for those who are in need of prayer to come forward and be prayed for by the minister or one of the elders. During this invitation if you would like to study or learn more about salvation and what is required of you, you can come forward at this time as well.

 

We are also available to pray with you privately. If you would like to keep your prayer private, the elders will set aside a time to pray for you. In addition, we have a weekly prayer meeting each Thursday where the members gather to pray for those who are in need.  

 

If you wish, you may also send prayer requests online through the Prayer page here (and at bottom of our website) or call the church office. Your prayer request will be forwarded to our minister and our elders.

 

 

Does your church take Communion?

Communion, also referred to as the Lord’s Supper, is observed each Sunday during worship and Sunday evening if an individual was unable to attend morning services. All Christians participate as we remember and honor Christ’s death on the cross.  

 

Men from the congregation will pass around a tray that has unleavened bread which members break off a small piece which represents Christ’s body that hung on the cross. It is not His literal body, but a symbol to remind us of His sacrifice for all sin. After the bread, a tray filled with tiny individual cups of grape juice is passed around by the men of the church. Each member takes one of the cups drinks and places the empty cup back into the tray. This grape juice, the “fruit of the vine”, represents Christ’s blood that was shed on for us. Without His willing and complete sacrifice there would be no hope for mankind.

 

For more study and information, please read the following passages from the New Testament: Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22–25; Luke 22:19, 20; 1 Cor. 11:23–26, Acts 20:7

 

 

Will I have a chance to meet the Minister?

Yes! Our minister Jeff will try to meet you before service begins, but if he is unable, he will be standing at the back of the auditorium after services as you leave. If you would like to speak privately with Jeff, he can arrange to meet with you after most of the congregation has left. This allows for Jeff to greet all guests as well as speak with the members before they leave. If you have a question, you can write it down and give it to him along with your phone number and he’ll call you during the week to discuss what the Bible says about your question.

 

 

Who attends Bellevue?

Our members and visitors are young and old, single and married, with and without children. We have military members, teachers, students, and people from every walk of life. No one is more valued than another as we are all the same in God’s eyes. We’d love to add you to our family here in Bellevue as we continue to grow in God’s Kingdom.

 

 

Need More Information?

On Sunday mornings, greeters, ushers and friendly members are always on hand to talk with you and answer any questions you might have about our church. You may also contact the church office at 402-291-3585 or our form here. We look forward to getting to know you!


 

OUR SCHEDULE
Sunday
9:15am:   Bible Study
10:15am: Worship Service
6:00pm:   Worship Service

Wednesday Evening
7:00pm:  Bible Classes
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CONTACT INFO
Address:  2311 Madison St.
                  Bellevue, NE, 68005
Phone:  (402) 291-3585
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