COME & WORSHIP WITH US

Sunday
9:15 am: Bible (CLOSED)
10:15 am: Worship (OPEN)
6:00 pm: Worship (CLOSED)
Wednesday
6:30 pm: Bible Classes (OPEN)
John 4:35, “I tell you, open your eyes and
look at the fields!  They are ripe for harvest.

Past Sermons

Live Sermons

IN EFFECT! We are conducting Sunday morning worship service (only) at 10:15 a.m. until further notice due to COVID-19. All are welcome!

Canceled! Fall Conference: "Islam in Christ's Eyes"

NEW! Food Pantry is open from 9 -11 a.m., food donation items are: Canned Meats & Mac n’ Cheese. The clothing pantry is still closed until further notice because of COVID-19.

NEW! Will begin meeting on Monday, Oct. 12th. 2020 at 7 p.m. at the home of Ginger. Masks are required! All ladies are welcome!

IN EFFECT! Prayer in the Park, Saturdays from 8 a.m. until Noon, at the  Bellevue Farmers Market. We desire to get out into our community to meet our neighbors and offer up a prayer for those in need.

NEW! Wednesday night Adult, & Teen/Young Adult classes have started and are at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

NEW! The main office will be closed on September 7th in observance of Labor Day!

NEW! Dr. Rick Janelle will be hosting “Facebook Live” events on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. on our Facebook Page. He will be sharing new topics each Wednesday.

IN EFFECT! Wednesday Night for the Master is not meeting currently due to COVID-19. They will meet 2 weeks after guidance has been lifted for meeting in groups.

IN EFFECT! Due to COVID-19, the following studies are canceled (Women’s Prayer Group, Ladies Bible Class, Ladies Sunday AM Class, Ladies Study, Teen Small Group) 

IN EFFECT! Mountain States Children’s Home Change Cans Drive. Pick 1 up at the building during office hours. We will be collecting the cans at the beginning of October.

IN EFFECT! Weekly Video - Daniel and others in the Lord’s church will be sharing weekly videos on the Ginosko Studios Facebook Page which began on August 10th! Please take a moment to check them out when you can.

WAYS TO SERVE

Welcome to Our Visitors

For loving service to your Christian family.

As the shepherds of this congregation, we are convinced that the spiritual health and welfare of each member is directly related to the involvement he/she has in the work of the kingdom at this place. Each of us has a gift from God – a unique ability that contributes to the functioning of this body. We want you to understand that we expect you, as a member of the congregation, to be involved in some meaningful aspect of our work. God expects as much – how could we expect less?

The following list explains the various areas of ministry this congregation presently supports. We ask that you prayerfully consider each area, determine the area(s) you have been gifted to minister in, and devote yourself to concentrated and committed service.

May God bless us with growth.

~The Elders

INTERNAL CARE MINISTRIES

Care Groups

The primary purpose of the Care Groups is so that every church member is part of a “group” that serves one another providing any need that might arise; especially in emergencies. The Groups also take turns organizing periodic fellowships for the congregation and within their groups.

Please consider involvement in the following areas:

  • Assist with social activities
  • Phone contact person
  • Provide meals/food in times of need

Crisis Care

The purpose of this area is to minister to anyone who is hurting from grief/loss and to equip others to help.

Please consider involvement in the following areas:

  • Lead
  • Assist

Membership

In the Membership area, the emphasis is to provide the congregation with information useful for edifying and loving one another.

Please consider involvement in the following areas:

  • Pictorial Board & Directory
  • Membership records, current & past

Youth Group

The primary purpose of this area is to develop and strengthen the social and spiritual lives of the teens in the congregation. This will be accomplished through wholesome, organized activities to draw the teens together and challenge them in the work of the Kingdom.

Please consider involvement in the following areas:

  • Use of your home
  • Lead or assist with devotional
  • Provide refreshments
  • Assist with social activities
  • Provide transportation
  • Chaperone for retreats or rallies

Visitation

The main purpose of this ministry is to ensure that first-time visitors to our congregation are visited and any questions they may have about the church are answered. We want them to see that we are interested in them and to make them feel welcome in the Bellevue family. See Tony Hayden if you are interested in helping in this ministry.

Please consider involvement in the following areas:

  • Contact and follow-up of visitors
  • Hospital visitation
  • Welcoming of new members

PERSONAL MINISTRIES

Family Life

The primary focus of this ministry is on strengthening the physical family in order to strengthen the spiritual family.

Please consider involvement in the following areas:

  • Member of a Care Group
  • Participate in various activities
  • Assist in planning various activities

Please see or email Roy Jacox if you would like to serve in this area at family@bcoc.church.

2 Corinthians 9:12 –“This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but it is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.”

Building/Maintenance

Please consider involvement in the following areas:

  • Repair, maintenance, and remodeling of the church building
  • Appliance and equipment maintenance
  • Lawncare

Please see or email Jim Jansen if you would like to serve in this area at facilities@bcoc.church.

Finances/Business

It is the goal of our “business” concerns to direct our financial resources towards that end.

Please consider involvement in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Insurance: buildings and vehicles

Please see or email Darrell Hanson if you would like to serve in this area at billing@bcoc.church.

Audio/Video

Those involved in the Sound & Video area are responsible for audio & video recording of sermons and various other events.

Please consider involvement in the following areas:

  • Audio
  • Video

Please see or email Ray Kline if you would like to serve in this area at av@bcoc.church.

OTHER MINISTRIES

Benevolence Ministry

“We are our brother’s keeper.” Galatians 6:2 “Carry each other’s burdens and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

A ministry offered to members and non-members in cases of an emergency to include obtaining groceries from a local grocery store, help to pay prescriptions, rent, clothing in cases where people lose their home. In cases of fire, special collections are taken up.

Please consider involvement in the following areas:

  • Food/Provide Meals
  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Childcare
  • Donate blood
  • Contact and assist Benevolence cases
  • Hospitalized family needs
  • Provide for needs of visitors

Please see or email Mark Patterson if you would like to serve in this area at benevolence@bcoc.church.

Education Ministries

The primary purpose of the Education ministry is to plant the life-changing word of God into the minds of people. The selection, evaluation, and training of teachers, as well as the development of curriculum, are some of the fundamental responsibilities that characterize our work. We provide Bible classes for all ages Sunday morning and Wednesday evening

Please consider involvement in the following areas:

  • Teaching
  • Being a substitute
  • Assisting
  • Department Coordinator
  • Help in the supply room
  • Cradle Roll
  • Preschool
  • Elementary
  • Jr.-Sr. High
  • College Age
  • Adult

Please see or email Gary Johnston if you would like to serve in this area at gary.johnston@bcoc.church.

Publicity

In the Publicity area, we advertise the congregation and various activities sponsored by the congregation to the community.

Please consider involvement in the following areas:

  • Write articles for the newspaper
  • Create posters

Worship

The purpose of this area is to create a worship atmosphere in which members and visitors may come to know God and each other more fully. And, to give attention to detail without distracting from this goal.

Please consider involvement in the following areas during the services:

  • Announcements
  • Singing
  • Prayer
  • Scripture Reading
  • Lord’s Supper
  • Greeter/Usher
  • Oversee Nursery
  • Run A/V System
  • Take Communion to Shut-ins

Please see or email Thomas Taylor if you would like to serve in this area at worship@bcoc.church.

Bible Pals

Our ministry gives children from two years old to Kindergarten the opportunity to learn more about Jesus, the Bible, the church, and Christian living on a level that can be easily understood. Worship activities occur during regular worship hour Sunday mornings; skits, crafts, stories, etc. are commonly used.

Please consider involvement in the following areas:

  • Teaching
  • Assisting

Please see or email Gary Johnston if you would like to serve in this area at gary.johnston@bcoc.church.

” Our deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it. ” ~ Brennan Manning

F.A.Q.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Thank you for visiting our website. We have created these frequently asked quotations and answers to address some of the more frequent and basic questions we are asked regularly about our church, what we believe, how we worship, and more. Please enjoy your time here, click around to learn more about our ministries.

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 the 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 is your worship like at Bellevue?
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 as His Word tells 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.

What should I wear when coming to Bellevue?

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

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 to 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.

Does your church take Communion?
Note: Because of COVID-19 we are not having Sunday evening worship services. We are still taking communion in the morning only in the way of portable sealed cups that you grab prior to sitting down.

The Lord’s Supper also referred to as Communion 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. This is a time of remembrance and the unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine (grape juice) is not His literal body, but a symbol to remind us of His sacrifice for us. Without Christ’s willing and complete sacrifice there would be no hope for mankind. Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22–25; Luke 22:19, 20; 1 Cor. 11:23–26, Acts 20:7

Men from the congregation will pass around a tray that has unleavened bread which members break off a small piece that 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

Do you sing or have a praise band?
Our singing is “a cappella” – meaning that we do not sing with musical instruments, only our voice. In fact, the word “a cappella” is Italian meaning “in the style of the church”. Therefore, since the New Testament leaves instrumental music out, we do as well. In fact, there is no reference to instrumental music in early church worship in the New Testament, or in the worship of churches for the first six centuries. 1 Corinthians 14:15Ephesians 5:1819Colossians 3:16Hebrews 2:12
Is prayer a part of your worship service?
Yes! Prayer is a chance to talk to God. There are no special rules or words you must use, but our prayers must come from your heart. Prayer is a wonderful opportunity to give thanks to God, confess your sins, ask for forgiveness, and to seek His guidance not only during worship but in your daily life. Matthew 6:5-151 Thessalonians 5:17Matthew 6:6-14Eph. 6:18James 5:13
How do I become a member of the Lords Church?
It’s easy! You don’t fill out a card in order to become a part of God’s family. The Bible teaches that baptism adds you to the body of Christ, (i.e. His church).

Remember, we can never be “good enough” ( Romans 3:23, 6:23 ) by our own accords to be saved. We are all sinners and can never be saved on our own. We know and understand that it is only by God’s abundant grace and mercy that we are saved.

We see the pattern of how one becomes a child of God (Christian) repeated throughout the New Testament. This pattern of how a sinner becomes a Christian is what we follow in Bellevue. When a sinner hears ( Romans 10:14-17 ) and believes the Gospel message of Jesus (Hebrews 11:6), he would confess his sins (Romans 10:9-10, Acts 8:37), repent ( fancy word for turning away from sin, Acts 17:10, Luke 13:3, 2 Corinthians 7:10, Acts 2:38 ) and be baptized ( immersion, not sprinkling- Acts 2:38, Galatians 3:26-27, Mark 16:15-16, 1 Peter 3:21 ). In fact, in the Book of Acts, each example of conversion, the individual obeyed the command to be baptized! Then he would be called to live a faithful Christian life (Revelation 2:10, 2 Peter 2:20-22, James 5:19-20; Acts 8:22; 1 John 1:9) until Christ comes again to bring His faithful family home to heaven.

That’s it, after you obey the gospel plan that is laid out in Scripture you are now a member of God’s family.

What time and how long are your Sunday services?

Because of the COVID-19 crisis, we are only performing Sunday morning worship services at this time. Thank you for your understanding.

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

Our worship services on Sunday morning start at 10:15 am 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!

Where will my kids go at Bellevue?
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.

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 hearts. 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.

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 online form here (and at the bottom of our website) or call the church office. Your prayer request will be forwarded to our minister and our elders.

Who attends the Bellevue Church of Christ?

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.

How do we know that your preaching is scriptural?
Through the study of God’s word, we see throughout the New Testament the apostles of Christ preaching and teaching to both the sinners and Christians alike. We all need to hear God’s Word and here at Bellevue, you can rely on the knowledge that the Truth will be preached each and every Sunday. We will not bend to popular worldly beliefs but will stand on the Word of God! 1 Corinthians 16:13, John 17:17, Galatians 1:10, 1 Peter 5:8, Ephesians 6:10-18

In addition, we always encourage you to read the bible on your own to verify that the information you are hearing is correct. If you don’t have a bible please make mention of it before you leave and we will find one for you.

Some topics are harder to understand than others in this case there are many who would love to have an opportunity to study these topics with you not just our minister.

How do we know that your preaching is scriptural?
Through the study of God’s word, we see throughout the New Testament the apostles of Christ preaching and teaching to both the sinners and Christians alike. We all need to hear God’s Word and here at Bellevue, you can rely on the knowledge that the Truth will be preached each and every Sunday. We will not bend to popular worldly beliefs but will stand on the Word of God! 1 Corinthians 16:13, John 17:17, Galatians 1:10, 1 Peter 5:8, Ephesians 6:10-18

In addition, we always encourage you to read the bible on your own to verify that the information you are hearing is correct. If you don’t have a bible please make mention of it before you leave and we will find one for you.

Some topics are harder to understand than others in this case there are many who would love to have an opportunity to study these topics with you not just our minister.

I still 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 online form found at the bottom of most pages or you can simply click contact us from the menu above. We look forward to getting to know you!

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