WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
We have a good amount of parking space and we will work to make sure you have a place to park so you can be a part of our services!
When you come through the doors, you’ll be greeted by one or more of our welcome staff and you’ll receive a copy of the day’s bulletin. The bulletin contains the order of service and important announcements about upcoming events and other things.
We encourage you to stop by our welcome center to check out how you can connect into our family. We provide lots of information for you to take including a Free Buena Vista Travel Coffee Mug!
You can sit anywhere you like. Our people are not worrisome about where they sit on a given Sunday. You won’t be in “somebody’s seat.”
You’ll notice the atmosphere is very pleasant. Lots of kids are usually running around and people are talking to one another. This is not a quiet church. We think it’s important to enjoy yourself when you come to Church.
During the service, we take up an offering. This offering goes to fund our ministries, provide income for our pastors, and bless our community through various outreach ministries. Guests are not expected to give anything in the offering. Please don’t feel the need to bring money. We’re not after your money.
We have an incredibly talented worship team, featuring different musicians and singers. Our music is a blend of old and new songs. Some people will raise their hands as they worship and some will not. We are open to various expressions of worship. Please feel free to worship in a way that helps you to engage with the presence of God.
We are a Church that believes in the power of prayer. In every service, we invite those with prayer concerns to come to the altar. We do this so the Church can pray with you and offer encouragement.
Our pastor’s sermons are always engaging and gospel oriented. The preaching is always straight from the Bible and addresses relevant issues in our lives.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
When you come to church, please dress in a way that you are comfortable, as long as your clothing is modest. At our church, you will see some men wearing suits and ties, but others wearing jeans or khakis and a button-down or t-shirt. Some women will wear dresses / skirts but many do not. What you wear is not important- what is important is that you come as you are.
WHAT ABOUT MY CHILDREN?
We offer nursery care during the service (newborn-age 5). We also have “Children's Church” (grades K-5) which takes place just during the sermon time of the main services. The children participate in worship, and then are dismissed to Children's Church before the Pastor preaches. Children are not required to go to Children's Church; they may stay with you during the service if you would prefer.
DO YOU HAVE SUNDAY SCHOOL?
Between our early and late services, we have a Sunday School program for all ages. Sunday School Begins at 10:00AM, after a time of fellowship in the gym. Check out our SUNDAY SCHOOL page for more information!
DO YOU HAVE BIBLE STUDIES?
Our Church is a big believer in discipleship. Because of that, we offer many different opportunities to go deeper in your faith. On Wednesdays, we have Men's and Women's Bible Studies. We also have Connect Groups that meet periodically throughout the year. These provide a relaxed atmosphere for Bible study and are great for getting to know one another better. Connect Groups help us grow together as a Church family, and help us to get to know new people on a deeper level. For more information, check out our CONNECT GROUP page!
When are your services?
Our Sunday services are at 8:30AM & 11:00AM. We offer Sunday morning Equipping times through Sunday School at 10:00AM.
How many people go to Buena Vista?
Buena Vista has wonderfully large Church family with close to 300 people attending services any given week.
Do you offer childcare at your services?
Our Sunday morning services offers Nursery children under the age of 5 during the whole service. There is also a Children's Church program during the message each Sunday. In months where there is a fifth Sunday, we have a special "Family Sunday" that sees our Youth ministry lead worship. These weeks do not have a children's church program.
What is a Wesleyan?
The Wesleyan Church is a Spirit-led, praying movement called to evangelize and make disciples of all people by equipping believers, developing leaders, multiplying churches, and transforming communities. To learn more about the Wesleyan Church, check out our denominational website!
What Is Buena Vista all about?
We want to help people connect with God and grow in their relationship with Him. We try create meaningful opportunities for people to experience God through a weekend worship experience, through a serving opportunity in the community, or through a small group that is committed to doing life together. We think that God is the very best and desires to be in relationship with every person on the planet. Thus, we are endeavoring to reach out to people who are far from Him and grow them up in Christ!
Want to know more? Why not come visit us? Or give us a call at (607) 698-4484!