FAQ | Bella Vista Church of Christ

Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding Bella Vista Church of Christ

We know visiting a new church can be daunting. We don't want it to be more mysterious than it has to be, so we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions. If you have a specific question that's not on this list, feel free to reach out anytime.

It's been a while since I've been to church. Will everyone stare at me if I show up?

Absolutely not. You will be welcomed and greeted by some of the most loving and gracious people you will ever meet. We would be honored to have you with us. Jesus was excited to help people connect to their Heavenly Father, and we are too.

When I come to church, what do I do with my kids?

We love kids and we're excited to welcome yours. We offer classes for all ages. We also provide a staffed nursery during services that is available should you need it. Parents are welcome to join children in the nursery or utilize our pager system and return to services.

Here you will find our child protection policy. 

What should I expect on a typical Sunday?

 We always seek to be reverent as we worship God while understanding that stuffiness isn't the same as reverence. Though we don't always do things exactly the same way, you can expect some combination of singing, prayer, a message from the Bible, and communion.

You won't have to worry about being singled out in any way. We won't ask you to stand and introduce yourself. We want to get to know you, but we want you to feel comfortable as we worship together.

I'm new. Can I take communion?

No one polices who does and doesn't take communion. Scripture teaches that communion (or "the Lord's Supper," as you'll sometimes hear it called) is a memorial designed for those who've entered a covenant relationship with God. It's a time to remember the sacrifice of Jesus, to celebrate the rescue and forgiveness it's brought into our lives, and to reaffirm our desire to continue in our relationship with God. Also, communion is a moment in which we celebrate our togetherness and connection as fellow followers of Jesus.

With all of that in mind, if you feel it makes sense for you to take communion, then you're welcome to do so.

You don't have any guitars or pianos during the singing. What's that about?

Our singing is "acapella," which simply means "without instrumental accompaniment." Since the earliest Christians worshipped this way, and since the New Testament only mentions worshiping with our voices, we choose to just sing. We think there's beauty in the simplicity and high level of participation that acapella music brings about. If you're new to faith and don't feel comfortable singing yet, no worries. Feel free to listen.

What should I wear to church?

What members wear varies. We do not have an official dress code; however, the bible mentions in multiple places we should be modest in our adorning of clothing. We are more concerned that you are with us than with what you are wearing.

What time are your services?

First Services 8:15am Sunday
Bible Classes 9:30am Sunday
Second Services 10:30am Sunday
Sunday evenings are dedicated for small group meetings.
Midweek Bible Classes 7:00pm Wednesday

Have a question for our ministers or staff?