BEAVER DAM Baptist Church
Learning to become the people God created us to be
Bible Study: 10:00-10:45am
Sunday Service Times
Attending a church for the first time can be intimidating. “Will they accept
me?… I know very little about the Bible… I think God exists, but I have my
doubts”. We get all that! So, here are a few thoughts that might help break
At Beaver Dam, we are all on a journey. As we travel this road called life most
of us struggle with this internal feeling knowing that, “I have potential to be
more!” With that idea in focus we strive to create a come-as-you -are culture – a place where people are authentic and accepting. We welcome each individual wherever they may find themselves on their journey.
Being real about ourselves, our lives, and even our "junk" (let's face it, we've all got it!) is where it starts. Not only do we strive for acceptance but we also desire Beaver Dam to be a place of growth for each person. We are striving to become the people God has created us to be. Wherever 'here" is for you in your journey, we hope to walk along side of you to get "there" and beyond!
So here's where all this is going: God is for you. In our world of job reviews, Monday morning quarterbacking, tv vote-to-win competitions, and talking heads, it's hard to believe that someone loves you simply because you're you. But we find that until we grasp that God is for us (He is good, loves us, wants only the best for us…), we will be very prone to running and hiding, never feeling like we measure up.
We get that in a world filled with evil, suffering, pain and abandonment it is hard to embrace a good God who is in control of life. Doubt is ok, and even welcome as an inevitable part of the journey with God. Alfred, Lord Tennyson said it well, “There lives more faith in honest doubt than in half the creeds.”
So should you decide to give us a shot - a warm welcome awaits you! You most likely won't find a "perfect" church - and definitely no perfect people - but hopefully you'll find a place to grow.
What can I wear?
Come as you are - be who you are! (shorts, flip flops, jeans, business casual, ties, t-shirts – you’ll find it all)
How long are the services?
Our Sunday services last about an hour. We have one at 8:45 am and another service at 11:00 pm. Following the 8:45 service please join us for a time of fellowship, coffee and snacks in the adjoining fellowship hall. In between (10:00-10:45) we have bible study for all different age groups.
What do you do?
A typical service will have some singing and music. Sometimes we sing out of a hymnal, other times with the words projected onto a screen. We make some announcements, sometimes have special music, take up an offering (for those already a part of the Beaver Dam family), relevant teaching from the Bible focused on Jesus' life and how to live life to the fullest. At times there will also be random video clips and other media. PARENTS- we have a nursery for children
ages 0-4 and during the worship service children 4 years old through
4th grade are invited to the front of the church for a children's message.
Afterwards, those children are invited to attend Children's Church for
the remainder of the service another part of the building.
Where do I go?
Enter through the front portico and an usher will welcome you. If you have
children and need a nursery they can direct you to that. We have visitor
parking underneath the big oak tree at the front--that's for you, park there!