Q: Are there any specific requirements to be married at BBC or by one of the elders?
Marriage is something we take very seriously at Bethlehem Bible Church. If a couple desires to be married by one of the elders at BBC, one of the two must be a member in good standing at BBC. A “couple” is defined by God’s Word in Genesis 1:27, “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” We will only officiate biblically-sanctioned marriages. We will not marry unbelievers, nor would we marry a member of BBC in good standing to an unbeliever (2 Cor 6:14). Our facility is only available to be rented/utilized by members in good standing.
Q: How many members do you have, or how many attend your services?
The church’s attendance is generally somewhere between 250 to 300 during the Sunday morning service. The church generally has between 40 to 50 people attending our Sunday evenings services.
Q: Do you offer Childcare during worship service?
Yes! Click here for details.
Q: Do you know of any like-minded (Baptistic & Reformed with expository preaching) churches in or near the Cambridge or Boston area?
Sadly, we do not. Let us know if you find one. We would love to be able to recommend such a church in that area.
Q: Could you recommend places I may go to find like-minded churches in my area?
We can give you a few starting points with the links provided below. We would encourage you to check out the churches listed in your area and find one committed to expository preaching. Please note that BBC does not endorse each and every church listed on these sites.
Q: Do you have contemporary or traditional music?
During our church’s Sunday morning services, we have two hymns (piano and organ), and two contemporary songs (acoustic guitar, piano and light percussion), and a closing hymn. In our Sunday night services, members of the congregation select their favorite songs from those available in the hymnal.
Q: Do you have small life/cell groups?
Our church incorporates what are called “home bible groups,” which meet in homes for fellowship around the Word twice a month. During Sunday morning the church has one adult Sunday school classes and many youth classes focused on godly biblical instruction.
Q: What Bible translation does your church use?
Our senior pastor typically teaches from the English Standard Version; we also will use the King James Version, the New King James Version, and the New American Standard from time to time. We believe there are several good English translations available, but that only the original autographs can be said to be “perfect.” Translation involves choices by fallible human beings and some nuances of the original languages are difficult to transfer neatly into English. Some versions attempt to be more literal, leaving more of the difficulties unresolved. Others are less literal, resolving differences, and sometimes imposing opinions on the text of scripture.
Q: How can I give to the ministries at Bethlehem Bible Church?
We encourage congregants at BBC to give during the corporate worship service as an act of worship. Any purchases on Amazon.com through this LINK also support the church.
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Bethlehem Bible Church
307 Lancaster Street
West Boylston, MA 01583