When You Visit
We want all of our visitors to feel welcome, but not surprised! Here’s what to expect when you come to BCC:
Our Welcome Center is located on the north side of the building, and we have visitor parking spots available just for you! As you enter our building, a Greeter will welcome you and provide you with any information you need.
We offer coffee and snacks every Sunday morning starting at 8:30 am, so come early and get your second breakfast!
We have classes for all ages starting at 9:00 am on Sundays and 6:30 pm on Wednesdays.
Nursery - available for children ages 0-2. The nursery is located next to the Worship Center.
Children’s Ministry - available up through 5th grade. You will need to check in your child at the Belton Kids station in the Children’s wing downstairs.
Youth Ministry - available for grades 6-12. Our youth rooms are located next to the gym.
Adult Classes - we have a range of classes for different age groups and teaching styles. For our current classes, click here.
Our worship begins at 10:00 am on Sundays and usually ends around 11:15 am. This is a time of praise, prayer, and devotion. Here are a few things to expect:
Singing - We sing a cappella which means we don’t use instruments on stage. This is a choice, but we find joy in vocal harmony, and we invite you to join in!
Lord’s Supper - We remember and celebrate Christ’s sacrifice every week. We pray together, then we pass trays with symbols of Christ’s body (unleavened bread) and blood (grape juice). If you’re a follower of Jesus, please feel free to participate.
Offering - We use this time to collect money to support our ministries, both local and across the world. Guests are not expected to contribute. If you have filled out a Connection Card (attached to our bulletin), please drop it in the Offering tray.
Sermon - this is a brief lesson that helps us grow in our faith journey. Following the sermon, we have Shepherds at the front and back of the Worship Center available to visit and pray with you.
Nursery - our nursery is also available during worship for children ages 0-2. We also offer a nursing room located inside our Prayer Room.
Kids PRAISE! - Before the sermon begins, we invite kids ages 3-K to participate in Kids PRAISE! This time is filled with age-effective worship and activities. You can pick them up after worship has concluded.
I see you’re a “Church of Christ.” What does that mean?
Churches of Christ are part of the Restoration Movement, when Christians from various denominations came together and tried to focus on being more like the church they read about in the Bible. If you see a Church of Christ sign on a church building, you can usually expect a group that focuses on the Bible, singing, and communion during worship, and an emphasis on baptism for all who want to follow Jesus.
Each church in the Churches of Christ is autonomous. That means we won’t look exactly like another Church of Christ you may have visited, and that’s okay! We hope that you’ll find our church family to be welcoming and inviting to anyone who visits. We care about growing with God and following Jesus, and no matter who you are or what you’ve done, we believe God loves you and wants you to be a part of His family.
WHY aren’t there any instruments?
Part of our tradition is a focus on a cappella music. While we don’t think it’s wrong to worship with instruments, we like the beauty of vocal harmony. Our songs will range from classic hymns to spirituals to worship songs you may have heard on the radio.
If I’m visiting, will I be singled-out?
We want you to feel welcome, not overwhelmed, so we don’t ask our visitors to stand up and be recognized.
I want to get more connected to this church. What should I do?
Great! We have a Next Steps class for people who want to get involved or learn more about our church. Next Steps happens once a month, usually on the first Sunday. If you’d like to get info sooner, just fill out a Connection Card in our bulletin, or contact us online.
I’m not sure what I believe anymore.
I have questions about God.
I need to talk to a pastor.
My marriage is in trouble.
I’ve been hurt by a church before.
We’d love to visit with you about any of these questions…and others! We have ministers and shepherds who are available to visit and discuss any situation you might be facing or questions you might have. We may not always be able to help (or have a perfect answer), but we’re always happy to talk.
During the day, our church office is open Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. We have four ministers on staff, so we almost always have someone ready to visit.
Need other help?
Our church has partnered with Helping Hands of Belton to provide financial assistance to our community. Helping Hands offers other resources to help you get back on your feet, plan a budget, and plan for the future. They also offer classes on parenting and nutrition.
We also have a Food Pantry available at our church office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. You’ll need to bring a driver’s license when you come, and we limit each person to once per month, and only six visits per year total.