It’s always nice to have a heads up on what you’re walking into. If you’re planning to join us for a gathering, here are some frequently asked questions that will help you know what to expect.
What is a typical gathering like at Compelled?
One of our values is exciting and meaningful worship so we spend the first portion of our gathering time singing together. Focusing our hearts and minds on how amazing God is to us. We also value relationships and coffee, following our time of singing we take 4 minutes to say hello to a few friends and catch up on how life is going. This is also a perfect time to get a refill on your coffee before we move into the message portion of the gathering. To wrap it all up we take some time to look into the word of God, Pastor Nate will share a few words, or a lot of words if he drank too much coffee.
What do I do with my children?
You can drop off your kids at the Kids Ministry Check-in located at the Family Entrance. Just don’t forget to pick them up. If you have babies, the nursery is located just before you enter the Worship Center. There is a separate check-in station for the nursery.
What should I wear?
Anything you want! We are pretty relaxed around here. From shorts to jeans, T-shirts to ties, it’s all good. There is no dress code at Compelled, show up in what you feel comfortable in and we will be happy to have you.
How do I meet the Pastors?
We have designed a special night just for you; we call it Pizza with Pastors. It’s not very complicated. We meet together in a relaxing environment and eat Pizza. On this night you will have the opportunity to ask us anything you want. We may plead the 5th, but you can ask away. We usually do these nights four times a year, check out our events page for the next Pizza with Pastors.
I hear you say multiple locations, what does that mean?
We are one church in multiple locations. It’s amazing to think that when we gather together on a Sunday morning, the Compelled church family is located in two different cities represented by hundreds of people worshiping at the same time. In 2012 we launched Compelled Holland. Lead Pastor Nate Elarton sets the vision and gives overall leadership for Compelled church, while Pastor Matt Reinhart leads and helps oversee the ministries at our Holland location. Whether you land at Bedford or Holland, you will experience the same message, live worship and amazing kids ministry every weekend.
What do you really believe?
Our 16 Fundamental Truths
- The Scriptures are Inspired by God
- There is only One True God
- In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
- Man Willingly Fell to Sin
- Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through ‘Salvation’
- (1) Water Baptism by Immersion and (2) Holy Communion
- The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation
- The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues’
- Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation
- The Church has a Mission
- A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Church
- Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today
- The Blessed Hope—When Jesus Raptures His Church Prior to His Return to Earth
- The Millennial Reign of Christ
- A Final Judgment Will Take Place
- New Heavens and a New Earth
Are you a part of a fellowship or a denomination?
We are an Assemblies of God church. The assemblies is a cooperative fellowship that allows each church to act autonomously when deciding on vision and function as long as we agree to the 16 doctrinal statements. To find out more about the Assemblies of God, check out the website.
What do you do for the rest of the World?
We are a church consumed with a missional heart. We have missions opportunities to many places within the United States as well as overseas trips, we encourage everyone to be a part. We also give monthly to help fund over 50 missionaries located all around the world, and of course we love to serve right here in our own community.
Have more questions?
Feel free to call church office at 734.850.0051 or 419.205.9090 or send us an email and we will be happy to answer your questions.