We’re so glad you visited our website today, and we hope you’ll visit BCBC soon in person. Here are some answers to some of the most common questions people ask before coming to Byron Center Bible Church.
The Sunday morning service at Byron Bible is designed to help you connect with God, to actually experience Him in your life. It’s where teaching, worship and music come together to bring life and faith into a clearer focus.
We trust you’ll feel warmly welcomed! Children in kindergarten join in the worship services; nursery through pre-school classes are provided for younger children.
Whether or not to become a Christian is the most important decision that will ever be made in your lifetime. When a person, in response to the grace of God, receives Jesus Christ as personal Savior, he becomes a member of God’s family. If you have never responded to God’s gift of Grace, please take a moment to consider the following:
- Because of sin, EVERY person is separated from God – Romans 3:23 – No human effort (including baptism, church membership, family origin, morality, desire, or other good deeds) is good enough to bridge the gap that sin has created between us and God.
- Because of sin, and the resulting estrangement from God, man’s destiny is eternal separation from God. – Isaiah 59:1-2; Isaiah 64:6; Romans 6:23a
- God in his love gave His Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the price for our sin – Romans 5:8-9.
- Christ died in our place, and took our punishment for us – Isaiah 53:5, I Peter 3:18, 2 Corinthians 5:21.
- God has declared that “to as many as receive Him -Jesus Christ- to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” – John 1:12.
Won’t you respond to the grace of God by believing ~ putting your complete trust and full reliance in the person of Jesus Christ and the provision of your spiritual salvation which He accomplished through His death, burial and resurrection? If this is what you have believed, we invite you to pray a prayer of thanksgiving: “Heavenly Father, thank you for the provision of salvation through the person of Your Son, Jesus Christ. I thank you that, though I am a sinner and cannot save myself, because of my belief in the person and provision of Christ, I’ve been cleansed from my sin and have become Your child. Thank you for the indwelling Holy Spirit who is now in me to help me spiritually grow as I walk in faith. Thank you for who You are, what You have provided, and what You will continue to provide. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.”
If you have sincerely placed your faith in Christ and His provision for your salvation, please contact us by calling the office: 616-878-9658 or via email: office@ByronBible.org, so that we will have the privilege of providing you with follow-up material and spiritual counsel that will help you grow.
Our Sunday worship service is at 9:30 AM in the main sanctuary, and lasts about 75 minutes, with your choice of an Adult Bible Class following. We have an evening praise and Bible study at 6:00 PM which also lasts about 75 minutes. BCBC worship services have a strong focus on the preaching of the Bible, our goal is to glorify God and exalt our Lord Jesus Christ. Be sure to allow a few extra minutes to park and check in at our Welcome Center. Ushers can give you the morning’s bulletin and help you find a seat.
Every Sunday afternoon we meet for prayer and Bible Study at 5:00 PM.
Our children’s Wednesday night program varies through the year. During the school year, we host an energetic AWANA club & youth meeting for 2 year olds through senior high. We also have nursery available for younger children. In the Summer, there is varied programming for children and youth; check the events calendar for more details.
We are located just to the South of downtown Byron Center on Byron Center Avenue, just south of 84th street. We are a few miles south of the Byron Center exit on M-6, and a few miles West of the 84th Street exit on US-131. Our address: 8855 Byron Center Avenue SW, on the west side of the road.
If you have questions and need help at any time, look for Byron Bible ushers and Welcome Center greeters wearing name-tags, they can help you or direct you to our pastoral staff.