We're so excited that you're thinking about checking out Bethany this Easter, and we're pretty sure you're going to LOVE it!
We all know that's it's not always easy going somewhere for the first time. To make it a little bit less awkward, we decided to answer a few questions we get on a regular basis.
1. What time is your gathering?
We will have two opportunities - 9AM and 11AM - to join us for an amazing program that will include music, drama and a special message. We would suggest arriving at least 15 minutes early to avoid feeling rushed.
We will also have a special Easter egg hunt with over 3 000 eggs for babies to 5th graders between the two gatherings, at 10:15AM.
Don't worry - we will have different areas for different ages to make sure they are all safe.
We will also have picture opportunities with the Easter bunny.
2. When I arrive, where do I go?
Be sure to turn your hazards on when you arrive and we'll point you to the best parking spot for our VIP guests. If you have children, simply tell our friendly greeters and they will direct you to our Kidz sign-in center. You can also do a quick 'VIP Visit' signup here and we'll help you pre-register your kids and meet you at your car, show you around and introduce you to a few people before grabbing a cup of coffee and finding a seat with you. We'll even sit with you through the service and answer any questions you might have. Simply fill out this VIP Visit form to sign book yours.
3. How long are the services?
Our gatherings will be aroundn an hour for Easter. During this time we will sing some amazing songs with a band that consists of drums, guitars, and a keybord. We'll have some drama readings between the songs. The time of singing is followed by an impactful and practical message that relates the Bible to our daily lives. After the message there will be a time of reflection where we invite anyone with any kind of prayer need - whether it relates to the message or not, to come forward if they feel comfortable (or just write it on the connect card and put it in the offering basket). Something else you'll see us do during this time is take up a tithe and offering, but, DON'T WORRY! - this is something you do not have to participate in until you understand WHY people do it.
4. What can wear?
We strictly enforce a no-dress-code dress code!
No seriously - you'll see people with 3 piece suits, and others with jeans. Wear whatever you are comfortable in. We don't judge!
5. Will I be singled out if I’m new?
Absolutaly not! Our goal is to make you enjoy our time together. The last thing we want to do is act weird or do anything that might make you feel awkward. But - we would LOVE to meet you if you come without signing up for a VIP Visit - so be sure to say hi to one of our staff or volunteers. We have a special gift waiting for you!
6. What about my kids?
Bethany Kidz is a safe, clean and fun environment for kids of all ages. Our trained and background-checked volunteers LOVE your children as much as you do. Your child will have a great time experiencing a gathering with other kids!