Can I bring my children to worship?
We love children at Bethany! Most of our members are families of all age groups and we have a great group of teachers to help nurture our children in faith formation. Our children worship with the adults intentionally — so that they understand they are important parts of the Body of Christ, and they receive children’s sermon every worship.
Is it possible to visit Bethany and not be a member of the church?
At Bethany, we believe that membership is never a requirement to worship God. We want to reflect Jesus in all ways, and that includes the freedom to come and worship by any and all people. If you choose to be a member at a later time, we will gladly welcome it, but we will never insist upon it.
Can I take communion at Bethany?
Communion is a sacred event (we call it a sacrament) in which Jesus invites to his Table all who profess him as their personal Savior and Lord. And so here at Bethany, you don’t have to be a member or attend a special class before you can participate in communion with us. It’s open to all Christians.
Can my child to be baptized?
At Bethany, we baptize infants of those whose parent is a Christian. And because we take covenant seriously, we want the parent to worship with us and if possible, to become members at Bethany. That way, when the congregation arises to promise to help raise the child in faith, we mean it with a hope that the child and the parent will continue to worship with us as a part of the faith community. If you’d like for your infant or child to be baptized, you can contact Pastor Jin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Isn’t Bethany an Asian Church?
It’s true that many of us are Asian American, however, our members and visitors reflect the variety of ethnicity and culture, and we value our commitment to valuing a multi-cultural community. We think that once you visit us, you will see how diverse we are, and you will feel comfortable right away!