Worship at Bethel


What Is Worship?

Worship is something we can do every day, and worship is something we can do at church.


Worship Services at Bethel

At Bethel, we are 1 church with 2 styles of worship. Click on the links below to learn more about these two styles.


Opportunities for Service

Do you sing, play an instrument, act, or like to run sound/lights/video? Check out some of the opportunities for service:

For more information, please email David Wells, or call him at 342-3166.


Every Day

Romans 12:1 tells us to offer our bodies as living sacrifices … this is our spiritual worship. We can give God worship during the day by:

• living in a way that draws attention to God,

• doing the things He tells us to do and avoiding the things He tells us not to do, 

• praying (asking for help, thanking him, confessing sin, etc.) all day long

As Bob Kaughlin says: “It’s loving our spouse and children, serving others, spending our money, helping the poor, driving our car, going to school, and worship at our jobs in ways that bring glory to the Savior whose praise will never cease.

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At Church

We come together as a congregation to unite our hearts and minds in worship (see Psalm 95:1-7, Ephesians 5:19). Corporate worship is a gift from God to encourage us and challenge us to live for him.

We gather together to:

• listen and respond to God’s word,

• encourage each other (Hebrews 3:13),

• offer our worship to God in ways that He’s commanded in the Bible:

- singing (Psalm 47:6-7)

- bowing down (Psalm 95:6)

- lifting hands (I Timothy 2:8)

- clapping (Psalm 47:1)

- dancing (Psalm 150:4)

- giving (I Corinthians 16:2)

- praying (Ephesians 6:18)

- taking the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 26:26)

All of these activities can help us express our love for God. At Bethel, you have the freedom to worship God with any of these biblical acts.

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Learn more

David Wells recently completed a Seminary class and wrote a paper about the history of congregational song.  Click here to view it.

Research Paper - Wells.pdf202.35 KB

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Galesburg IL, 61401



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