Welcome Home! I love the feeling of returning home after being away. It feels familiar, safe, and secure. You can let your guard down. You can be real. You can be vulnerable. It just feels right. At BFA, we say to you “welcome home!” You are always welcome here. You matter. Come be a part of a group of people that will befriend, encourage, and do what they can to help you know God and have the best life possible. Come discover (or rediscover) the real life found in a relationship with the God that loves you more than anything and always welcomes you home.
Here is what to expect at BFA:
Experience God. Our services and events are geared for you to have a safe place to encounter the Living God that loves you and wants you to know Him and be in right relationship with Him.
Enjoy friendships and build lifelong relationships. You will meet very friendly people that will make you feel like you belong. It is always awkward feeling like an outsider but that will evaporate quickly as you get to know the people of BFA.
Come just as you are! No need to dress up or try and make your life right first.
Find your niche and make a lasting impact. You are always welcome to attend a service or event to simply enjoy the experience. Your experience is enriched even more when you find your place in serving others too. It might be greeting people as they arrive and helping them find a seat or where the kids meet. Or it could be teaching a class and helping people grow in their relationship with God. Or you might assist when we help people in the community. Or you use your landscaping skills to help the outside of the church look nice. How you help is up to you. Each of us have different skills and abilities that when combined help us to make a lasting impact in someone’s life.
Be a part of something bigger than yourself! Come be a part of local church that has been around for a long time being made new. Join us as we build a place that loves people because every life matters to God and helps people because our heartbeat is to make lifetime followers of Jesus. We are a church that has committed itself to reaching and helping a community and partnering with other churches to change the world.
You matter to God. You are priceless and irreplaceable. God wants you to have the best life possible. The best life starts with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Living in right relationship with God doesn’t mean life will be perfect, carefree, or without disappointments, struggles and heartbreaks. It does mean that you get to know God while living out His best plan for your life. It means that you will be accepted by an Amazing God and will connect with a community of people that love God too.
When do you meet?
We meet on Sunday mornings at 10:00 for our worship experience. Come early for free coffee and pastries while getting to know people or to take some time to pray in the worshipful environment in the auditorium before service begins.
Join us at 9:15 for Bible Classes and Conversations which are a fresh take on the classic Sunday School. It is a time to learn about the Bible while also asking questions and talking about life in a small group environment. The best way to grow strong in your relationship with God is in a community of people that love Jesus too and are living life with you. Our classes provide an opportunity to do life together with others while asking questions and being real. You will be able to put into practice on Monday what you are discussing on Sunday.
Join us on Wednesday nights at 6:30 for our Prayer Meeting. It is my favorite thing that we do!
The battle is won in prayer! Our weekly prayer gatherings are my favorite thing we do as a church and the most important thing we do as a church. Yes, you can pray alone at home—and you should. However, something special happens when we pray together too.
The gathering starts with a time of celebration reflecting on what God is doing in lives. Next a relevant devotional teaching from the Bible is shared. Then we spend time in prayer and worship. Some people sit quietly on a bench and others walk around the auditorium. Everyone enjoys a powerful time of connecting with God in prayer.
So, join us at the next prayer meeting and let’s see what God will do!
Always be joyful and never stop praying. Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
What about my kids?
We have kids too. We know how much they matter to you. You want the very best for them. So do we. While you are in the service, we have FirstKids for your children.
FirstKids is designed to help children ages 4 – 11 develop a personal relationship with Jesus and learn about the Bible. On Sundays during the 10:30 a.m. service, we have a fun interactive service with worship, games, crafts, music, and a kids-centered message.
Nursery is provided for children 0 to 3 years during all service times. Parents can check in their children at the FirstKids counter located next to the lobby where you can find more information about our kids’ ministries.
Worship with us on Sundays at 10 AM. Pray with us on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM