When you come to Oldham Bethel Church you can expect:
- Careful and systematic teaching from part of the Bible (most of our service – including sermons and readings – are simultaneously translated into Farsi via headsets).
- A time of singing as part of our worship to God and encouragement of one another.
- A time of prayer and praise, thanking God for all he has done for us and petitioning him for various needs.
- An opportunity for believers to share what God has been doing in their life this week.
- Separate age-appropriate Bible lessons and activities for children aged 4+.
- Tea and coffee before the service to share in each other’s lives and get to know one another better.
The following information may also be helpful:
- There is no dress code at the church and our members come in all sorts of different clothes. Whether you prefer shirt and tie or jeans and t-shirt, you are unlikely to look out of place.
- We have no set or reserved seats. You are welcome to sit wherever, and with whomever, you like.
- We sing a mix of old and new songs accompanied by a range of instruments. You can join in, or simply sit and listen, as you prefer.
- If you don’t have a Bible, there are plenty available at the church in several different languages. We use the English Standard Version (ESV) for all public readings and the New Millennium Version (NMV) for Farsi readings. If you prefer to read from another version, you are more than welcome to bring it with you.
- Though we have no formal crèche, we welcome children under 4. We provide a separate room into which the sermon is relayed where parents can take young children during the meeting if they so wish. There are toys and changing facilities available. In due time, we hope to be able to provide a parents co-operative crèche.