Sunday Worship Service
At Antioch Beverly we gather every Sunday to connect with each other and encounter God through worship, biblically-based teaching and prayer. We believe when we come together as a church, both on Sunday and throughout the week, we can better love God, share life with each other, and then proclaim Jesus everywhere we go!
In a proactive effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in keeping with the guidance and directives given by our state and local leaders, we will be suspending all in-person gatherings hosted by Antioch Beverly (including small groups) until gathering is once again approved, we will keep you notified of any changes in status.
In lieu of gathering at Ayers, we are working on creating engaging ways to build community and worship together. We will be worshiping together virtually. For the latest information on our services, visit our Community//Upcoming Events Page to learn more.
Please also watch the videos and sermons we post on our Antioch Beverly Channel
SMALL GROUP GATHERINGS (Lifegroups, discipleship groups, and ADS)
We believe that it is essential to continue to share life together, both with those in our Church community, but also our neighbors. We’re pursuing creative ways to disciple our church during this time, as well as to provide pastoral care. We will be advising and equipping our leaders on developing approaches that are wise and that facilitate Gospel community life. Please visit our Community//Lifegroups Page to learn more.
Each week during our Virtual Family Gathering, Brian presents us with a new weekly EBAM challenge. EBAM stands for: Every Believer A Missionary, and these challenges are meant to provide creative and practical ways to be "on mission" with God throughout the week. Here you can find our current challenge, as well as a list of all other previous challenges. There is neither a "due date" nor "expiration date" on these challenges, feel free to use any of these ideas to help spread the love of Jesus at any time. Similarly, feel free to not take on the challenges if you do not have the capacity for them; no pressure! Finally, feel free to come up with your own EBAM challenges to take on with friends and family, if you feel like you have a particularly good one please share by emailing Brian!
THIS WEEKS CHALLENGE: Try connecting with one other person and the Lord every day this week. Ask these two questions:
1) How are you feeling today?
2) What is the Holy Spirit saying to you?
- Take communion every day.
- Prayer walk when you go out to get the mail.
- Before bed write down or process with roommate or spouse what you are feeling (potentially with respect to loss) and then ask Jesus (together or with your journal) what he is saying or what he wants you to do with that loss.
- Buy a gift card for a grocery worker on your way out of the store, give it to them and pray for them or hand them a pre-written note of thanks and encouragement.
- Call one person a day during your lunch hour to see how they are doing.
- Invite someone to attend virtual church or lifegroup.
- Say the Lord’s Prayer when you wash your hands and pray for mercy while using toilet.
- As you become aware of your breath… let this be a cue to rest, and lean into the love of God that is present to you in that moment (His love is ALWAYS with us).
- Submit your thoughts to Jesus any time you feel "triggered" (by negativity) and ask Him to process with you and help you renew your mind.
- Recall any dreams that you had and process them with the Lord. Brian suggested that a good time to do this would be while brushing our teeth each morning. Additionally, ask Jesus to encounter us in our dreams every night, before we go to bed.
- Every time you touch your set of keys remind yourself that Jesus is the one who holds the keys and has all authority. Additionally, use the reminder of keys to reach out to, or pray for, someone who you disagree with, or are blaming, and submit to Jesus' authority
- Learn at least one thing about the issue of racism and white privilege and pray that justice would be done in our land and that racism would be broken.
- Start and/or end each day of the week with worship
- Take some time this week as you shower or bathe to lay everything down before the Lord and receive His love.
- Take the next step in a relationship with a neighbor, coworker, or anyone you might run into on a regular basis. Learn their name and initiate a new friendship. Share the love of Jesus.
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What To Expect On A Sunday
PLEASE NOTE: We are not meeting in-person until it is safe to do so. Please look to our Community page and weekly email for updates on how and when we are connecting.
We've assembled this Q&A list to give our guests a glimpse into the Sunday morning worship experience at Antioch Beverly. Our hope is that you'll feel welcomed and at home with us.
How Long Does Your Service Last?
The service starts at 10:14 AM and finishes around 11:45 AM. Afterwards, some people help break down the sanctuary, go out for lunch, or head home with their families.
What Happens During The Sunday Service?
A typical service includes the following components:
- Worship - Typically this includes a mix of contemporary music and hymns. People are encouraged to worship in whatever way they feel most comfortable and led by the Holy Spirit.
- Blessing the children - We pray a blessing over our children before releasing them into their Compass Classrooms.
CLICK HERE to find out more about our Compass Children's Church
- Prayer and Offering - We pray corporately each Sunday and encourage people to pray for each other as they feel comfortable. Members and regular attendees are invited to worship God by giving their tithes and offerings, but no one is required to do so.
- Testimony or "Family Moment" - We love to celebrate and give God glory for what He’s done in our lives.
- Sermon - Together we listen to a message related to growing in your relationship with Jesus Christ that is centered around the Bible. CLICK HERE to listen to access our sermon library
- Worship, Ministry, and Response Time - This is a time to reflect on the message, pray silently, or receive prayer from others.
Is childcare provided?
Children are a valuable part of the church! During our services, we have dynamic and fun classes for infants through fifth graders. Our goal is to see your kids equipped and strengthened to change the world! Learn more about our kid's program here.
What should I wear?
We have no dress code for our Sunday Service or Lifegroups. Most people dress casually, so please feel free to wear whatever you feel most comfortable in.
What is a Lifegroup?
A Lifegroup is a small group that meets regularly in homes for the purpose of building deep friendships and growing in Christian faith and practice. Lifegroups are a safe place to find community, to ask questions, and to learn together how best to follow Jesus Christ.
I don't consider myself a Christian. Am I still welcome?
Yes certainly! We welcome everyone to join us whether on Sunday or at Lifegroup during the week. We’d love to meet you and hear more about your life.
Will I be asked to give money?
The offering time is for people who call The Antioch Beverly their church family and want to give toward its work in the community and daily operating costs. Members and regular attendees typically give during the service or through our online giving option.
We don't ask our guests to give money, but we may ask you to fill out a Connection Card to help us get to know you and to keep a record of your visit with us.
Our church has an ‘open-book’ policy regarding finances, and we're happy to answer questions about how we make decisions regarding ministry and finances.
How can I learn more about Antioch Community Church Beverly?
Simply put, we have an authentic love for people and Jesus. We’d love to meet you! The best way to learn about us is to visit us in-person on a Sunday morning, or to check out one of our Lifegroups. Besides that, you can also check out our NEW HERE page, as that will give you a good starting point to find out more about our vision, values and beliefs