What to Expect

WHAT TO EXPECT

We welcome you to visit us!

We want you to feel comfortable at Bend Church of the Nazarene, so we’ve outlined what you can expect when you visit.

Parking.
There is ample parking surrounding the building.

Our People.
One word has always been used to describe Bend Naz – friendly. Our people are committed to hospitality and generosity. When you visit, you will be sure to find people with smiling faces and open arms. If you’ve never been to church before, tell us. We want to be sure we take the time to answer all your questions or make you feel at home.

Service Times.
We have two identical services at 9:00 & 10:30 Sunday mornings and one Spanish speaking service at 12pm. We’d love for you to come early and enjoy a cup of coffee with us in our coffee shop, mingle with others and make new friends.

Children’s Church & Nursery (Sundays).
Our goal is to teach children about the love of Jesus in an age-appropriate teaching style. Upon arrival, you’ll see a checkin station at the Welcome center in the front foyer. A volunteer will help you check your child into either the Nursery or Children’s church. Each child will receive a check-in code with matching code for parent pick up. Also, feel free to tell the greeters at the door you are new and would like assistance with Children’s church.

Children’s Church Preschool – 4th Grade
Kids will have their own worship (singing time) and a short Bible lesson with fun activities to follow. For more information, you can also view our Children’s Ministry page.

All of our teachers have undergone background checks and are teamed up with a classroom partner-helper. Your child’s safety and security and is very important to us. If you have questions about the Children’s Church program, please don’t hesitate to ask a teacher or the Children’s Director.

Services.
Our services are relaxed, engaging and generally last about an hour. We open service with songs and prayer. Lyrics are projected on screens at the front of the sanctuary. Feel free to engage in this time in whatever manner you feel comfortable. After this time, we sit down for the sermon which usually lasts 25 – 30 minutes. Bible passages are also projected on the screens at the front of the sanctuary. Additionally, hard-copy Bibles are available if you would like to use one.

It is our goal that everyone feels comfortable in church. If you’ve never been to church or don’t know much about the Bible, it’s not a problem. All of us are learning, together, more about God and His love for us. No matter your background, we encourage you to attend a service and learn with us.

Teaching.
We are committed to teaching about a dynamic life changing experience with Jesus. We do this by teaching weekly from the Bible and connecting it to the practical aspects of daily life. Don’t know much about the Bible? Don’t worry. Our goal is to make each sermon easy to understand and meaningful to all people – regardless of their church experience.

Music.
Our music is a beautiful blend of new and old songs led from a large variety of instruments. Lyrics are projected onto the screens at the front of the sanctuary for you to sing along. Worship (singing) is meant for you open your heart towards God. Feel free to sing loud for all to hear; we believe singing to the Lord is a sign of love and respect to Him. You don’t have to be a great singer to participate.

What to Wear.
Come as you are. Most people come casually dressed just as you would see around town.

More Questions?
No problem, simply contact us for more information. We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you.

We hope you know that you are important to us.
We want to be open to you, and available to answer your questions.
It is our desire that no one be a guest for too long.
We want everyone to know that they have found a home at Bend Naz.