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.

ABOUT THE LORDS CHURCH

Welcome to Our Visitors

Dear Friends,

We would like to introduce you to the Lord’s church meeting in Bellevue, NE, and invite you to open God’s word with us and see what His will is for our lives.  You are welcome to our worship services and Bible studies, and we hope that you will let us share God’s message of salvation with you.

We are striving to follow the will of our Lord, Jesus Christ, as is provided for us in the Bible.  As Christians, we share a common faith and salvation (Jude 3; Titus 1:4).  We have agreed to work together in order to accomplish God’s work in the local area and to do what disciples did in the first century when they come together as a church.

Worship:  In the New Testament, we find that the disciples met upon the first day of the week as a church to partake of the Lord’s supper (Acts 2:42; Acts 20:7).  They engaged in a cappella singing in order to praise God and build up one another (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16).  They engaged in prayer and in the teaching of God’s word (Acts 2:42), and they gave of their means in order to carry out the Lord’s work (for example, see 1 Cor. 16:1-2).  All of these we will do when we meet together on the first day of the week because we can read about them in the New Testament.

The Bible:  Jesus said, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine” (John 8:31).  We unite upon this standard, and we believe that the standard is given in such a way that we can know God’s will from and follow it.  True unity is a “unity of the Spirit,” which means it must be based upon the things revealed by the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:1-6).  The Spirit has revealed God’s mind (1 Cor. 2:10-13) and knowing God’s mind is the only way we can know whether or not we are doing what God wants.  Therefore, our plea is to go back to the Bible as the revelation of God’s mind and follow it fully.  This is the only way to have the unity God desires of those who seek to follow Him.

Salvation:  Salvation is a gift of God “by grace through faith” (Eph. 2:8-9).  When one hears/reads God’s word and believes, that person acts by repenting of sins, confessing Jesus as Lord, and being baptized into Christ for the remission of sins (Rom. 10:9-10, 17; Acts 2:38).  Those who come to God must believe that He is and that He rewards those who seek Him, for without faith it is impossible to please God (Heb. 11:6).  Yet true faith will act upon what God says, and though we are to obey God, we know that we cannot earn our salvation.  We are simply responding by faith to God’s grace in the way God tells us to.

If you have any questions or would like to open up the Bible with us, please let us know. We will be happy to work with you on your spiritual needs.

Sincerely,

The Lord’s church in Bellevue, NE

Mission & Purpose

At Bellevue Church of Christ, we simply want to be a church that belongs to Christ, nothing more, nothing less.  That is, we seek to be a non-denominational church with the Bible as our only guide.  We believe it is the Word of God and our sole authority in matters of spirituality and life.

The Bible teaches us that our greatest duty is to love God and to love our neighbor.  To that end, we assemble each Sunday to worship together and to grow in our relationship with God.  Our worship assemblies are uplifting, inviting, but challenging. All are welcome and it’s our mission to reach not only those in our local community but across the world with God’s good news made available for all. We aim to Seek, Serve, and Share Christ.

” The Christian life is a life of paradoxes. We must give to receive, realize we are blind to see, become simple to be wise, suffer for gain, and die to live. ” ~ Christians

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!

” If you are a Christian, you are not a citizen of this world trying to get to heaven; you are a citizen of heaven making your way through this world. ” ~ Dr. Vance Havner

MEET OUR TEAM

Happy Christians are healthier and more productive – so we don’t overlook the importance of having fun at Church there’s no need for our church days to be all gloom lacking in personality. We invest time and effort into making our Church an enjoyable place to be at.

Dr. Rick Janelle

Lead Minister

minister@bcoc.church

More about Rick

Coming Soon

Daniel Webster

Assistant & Youth minister

asst.minister@bcoc.church

More about Daniel

Daniel was born in Meridian, MS but grew up in the small town of Butler, AL which consists of 4 stop signs and 2 sets of traffic lights. Daniel was baptized into Christ on April 10, 2014, and from there went on to attend the Memphis School of Preaching, in Memphis, TN in June 2017. It was there that Daniel met and married his best friend, the former Quianita Miller. The two enjoy smiling, eating, being New Testament Christians, serving God, and others. Daniel is more than just a teacher to the youth but a servant to the youth.

“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” ( 2 Tim. 2:2 ).

Lee Wilson

Church Elder

lee.willson@bcoc.church

More about Lee

Lee has been a member of the Lord’s church since 2002. Married to his beautiful wife Michelle, they have four children and 7 grandchildren. Lee served in the USAF for 20 years and currently works as an IT lead. Lee truly loves the Lord and wakes up every day excited to serve. One of his favorite scriptures is from ( James 1:12 )

“Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”

Ron Wheeler

Church Elder

ron.wheeler@bcoc.church

More about Ron

Ron has been a member of the church since 1988 and has been serving with the Bellevue congregation since 2010. He retired from the United States Air Force after 30 years of service as a B-52 aviator where his travels allowed him to serve in many congregations as a Finance Deacon, a Youth Deacon, a Worship Deacon, and a Family Life Deacon. He strives to clothe himself with humility, to live & walk by the Spirit, and to do nothing out of selfishness but speak the truth in love. He is originally from San Diego, California where he met and married his wife, Shelley, our church Secretary. They have been married over 32 years, with two grown children, and a grandson on the way.

Gary Johnston

Church Elder

gary.johnston@bcoc.church

More about Gary

Gary was born in Montana 1951 and was raised in Louisiana until 1966. He returned to Montana and became a Christian in 1969. Shortly after his high school graduation, he joined the Navy before retiring after 21 years of service. In 1975 he married Marilyn and they are the proud parents of 3 sons and have been blessed with numerous grandchildren.

After Gary retired from the Navy he earned his college degree and taught elementary school in Montana until 2013.  Gary and Marilyn moved to Bellevue in 2014 and have been serving ever since their arrival. Throughout his Christian life, he’s served as a Bible teacher, song leader, deacon, and as well as an elder. Gary’s desire to serve others is evident in his being part of the Haiti mission team, leading Central Elementary’s JAM Club, DCYC Prayer Night, teaching Bible classes of all ages, as well as serving in any area where there is a need. Gary and Marilyn love the family atmosphere here in Bellevue and are eager to continue to serve wherever needed!

Roy Jacox

Deacon – Family Life

family@bcoc.church

More about Roy

Roy was born on June 9th, 1977.  He grew up as a military brat and was not a member of the church.  He has been married to his wife Tiffany for 22 years and they have two daughters, Vanessa and Victoria. Their family has lived in Nebraska since 2007.  Roy enjoys playing softball, going to the movies, listening to music, and hanging out with the family.  He is a Kansas City Royals as well as a Washington Redskins fan. Roy has served as the deacon of Family life since 2013.  

Thomas Taylor

Deacon – Worship

worship@bcoc.church

More about Thomas

Thomas is married to Louise Taylor and has two sons, Brian and Marcus. They are married with five daughters each. Thomas and Louise are blessed to live here in the Bellevue Nebraska area close enough to bond and enjoy their grandchildren. Thomas is a dedicated Christian who loves to worship with the brothers and sisters at Bellevue Church of Christ.

Thomas arrived in Bellevue Nebraska in November 1988 on a military assignment to Offutt AFB, 55th Civil Engineering Squadron. He retired as Superintendent of Operations in July 1996 with 23 years of service. Upon retirement, Thomas held a temporary position with Civil Service for two years. After the contract ended, he continued contract work with other private agencies. Eventually, he changed careers to work with youth as a Sarpy County Juvenile Service Officer. Thomas ended his career working with adults in Mental Health at Community Alliance as a Residential Rehabilitation Specialist. Thomas completed college with a Bachelors’ Degree in Supervision Management at Peru State College.

Rob McIntosh

Deacon – Missions

evg@bcoc.church

More about Rob

Rob has been a member of the Bellevue Church of Christ since November 1979 when he was stationed at nearby Offutt Air Force Base. He met and married Jonna Sue Bengtson shortly thereafter. They are now approaching their 35th wedding anniversary and have two children, Tim and Heather. They enjoy spending time with their grandchildren Joshua and Zelda whenever they can. Rob is a dental hygienist and in his spare time enjoys a friendly game of chess or maybe 9 holes of golf. Rob and Jonna Sue love to travel and went on a mission trip together to Ukraine. Rob’s favorite bible verse is ( Ephesians 2:10 ) “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Darrell Hanson

Deacon – Finances

billing@bcoc.church

More about Darrell

Darrell is our Deacon of Finance and Budget. He grew up in Stephenville, Texas.  After high school, he attended Abilene Christian University and Texas Tech University, receiving degrees from both universities in 1984 (BA Pre-Engineering, BS Electrical Engineering).  He was employed with aerospace contractors for about 11 years at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, working in testing, laser/optics, and audio departments.  In 1995, Darrell and his wife, Cindy, also a native Texan, moved to Bellevue, Nebraska where he began work as a Systems Engineer with an agricultural chemical manufacturer, specializing in production automation and IS/IT administration for the site in Omaha.  Darrell and Cindy’s two children, Lauren and Kevin, were both born in Nebraska and are currently attending college at UN-Lincoln and UN-Omaha, respectively.  Darrell’s interests include studying and listening to music, playing piano, art, computers and electronics, cats and other critters, carpentry (when time is available), and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.  He loves a good cup of coffee whenever available. 

Jim Jansen

Deacon- Building and Facilities

facilities@bcoc.church

More about Jim

Jim is married to Debra and they have two children, Jaime and Danielle.  They have worshiped at the Bellevue Church of Christ since 1987.  Jim has served here at Bellevue in the roles of care group leader, family life deacon, and mission deacon. 

Jim’s hobbies include computers, woodworking, and gardening.  If you ever need a computer question answered, Jim’s the man!

Mark Patterson

Deacon – Benevolence

benevolence@bcoc.church

More about Mark

Coming Soon!

Shelley Wheeler

Secretary

info@bcoc.church

More about Shelly

Shelley has been a member of the church since 1988 and has been serving as the church secretary since 2011. She is married to Ron, one of our elders, and they have two grown children and a grandson on the way. She has the natural ability to bring joy and laughter to whatever room she enters. Her friendly smile is the first thing people see when they stop by the office during the week.

OTHER IMPORTANT TEAM MEMBERS

Our team is constantly growing and glowing in the way it ought to. Because of this, we have too many to list for the sake of space.

Domeinck Basolo

Technology Lead

dev@bcoc.church

BK Porter

Assistant Tech

asst.tech@bcoc.church

Ray Kline

Audio Visual

av@bcoc.church

Tiffany Jacox

Social Media

social@bcoc.church

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