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Bible Study 
We tackle hard topics and controversial issues during our bible studies every Thursday with all the members and Saturdays with the younger generations. Regardless of Biblical experience we believe you will feel  comfortable and open to share your own experiences along your journey through life as we look to the Word of God for guidance and understanding

Child Care 
We have a practical nursery provided for infants and toddlers. This is an attached room to the  main sanctuary for those mothers and care givers that need to be alone with a child for caring. Because of the great location of the room, you can be with your child and not have to miss out on any of the worship experiences.

Children’s worship
Bible-oriented activities are provided for preschool and elementary-age children. At this level, young children are taught to sing, pray, memorize Scripture and learn important Bible truths. They are instructed and led in worship at their own levels.

Facilities
The Romanian Bethesda Church of God facilities are generally functional and practical, in keeping with our mission.
-With a large platform that also serve as altars, and incorporate a single pulpit where the Word of God is preached in a very open, practical, and down-to-earth method.
-Our Fellowship hall is where you have the opportunity to experience celebrations, ceremonies, great food, birthday memories, games, and many, many more.
-We also were blessed with a large enough land that young people can meet for basketball, football or soccer fellowship.

Music
Music is a major feature of our worship, before, during and even after the service itself. Instruments may range from piano and guitars, to drums and accordions.
Whatever the style, inspired singing is the norm of the day. Any given service may include traditional hymns, hand-clapping gospel songs or contemporary worship songs.
Music will include both congregational and special ministries – solos, duets, ensembles, choirs, instrumentals. Bethesdsa Church of God churches make music more than a performance; it’s the music of worship.

Worship experience
The service may include quiet times of waiting in God’s presence, spiritually savoring the sacred atmosphere.
Other times may be vocal with collective praise as worshippers are invited to spontaneously express love and adoration to God.
In everything, a flow of worship should be evident and, despite the spontaneity and excitement, a certain properness and order.
Worship styles will reflect the spectrum of personalities. Some are quiet and reserved; some shout with joy; others are simply tender and openly emotional during times of praise or preaching.
No sincere worshipper need feel out of place in Bethesda church. And each expression will blend without disruption into the flow of worship.

Prayer
A special time in the service is devoted to prayer. Needs from inside and outside the church family frequently are made known.
The congregation prays as one body. With opportunities for individuals to express prayers to the Lord openly, we believe each and every person present in our church is part of a blessing that can only be attained through prayer.

Ministry to the sick
As in the New Testament, specific prayer may be offered for the sick. They will be invited forward to be anointed with oil (James 5:13-16) and/or have the ministers, leaders or other believers lay hands on them and pray (Mark 16:18).

Giving
During the service, tithes and offerings will be received. More than a collection to pay church bills, this too is worship.
Our members feel giving the tithe (the first tenth of income) and offerings declares that God comes first. It recognizes His blessing, expresses faith and seeks His guidance in every matter in life.
The ministries of the local church and global work of the Church of God are supported solely by free-will giving. However, visitors are not to feel obligated to give.

Spiritual gifts
An interesting aspect of the Our Church worship is the operation of spiritual gifts. The planned service order may be suspended as individuals speak or share as prompted by the Holy Spirit, under the supervision of the pastor (1 Corinthians 12-14).
One may speak out in an unknown tongue, a Spirit-guided language other than that of the congregation. Another individual, or perhaps the same one, will then give the interpretation.
On occasion, the Spirit may prompt someone to speak out, to prophesy, in the language of the congregation. The gift of prophecy, the gift of tongues and the gift of interpretation, and other spiritual gifts bring the church immediate challenge and confirm Bible truths.

Challenging messages
The climax of the service comes with the preaching of God’s Word, the Bible, and an invitation for hearers to respond. The messages are fervent, inspiring and practical.
The pastor or speaker may close with an invitation for those who need forgiveness in their lives to come forward and accept Christ as Savior. Those who feel a need to rededicate their lives to Christ or to pray about other concerns are also invited to come. Believers are urged to ask God for the baptism in the Holy Spirit to further empower them for Christian service.
If you’ve wondered what a Pentecostal service is like, we invite you to observe and experience God’s joy and peace as you visit our church. Expect a move of God not only in the service, but also in your life. We think you’ll agree that the comfort, help and strength He gives are better experienced than explained.