The Beech Street Christian Church is an independently-governed congregation affiliated with the Independent Christian Churches. We seek to grow in our faith by studying God’s word, sharing God’s love, worshiping God’s presence and witnessing God’s power.
A Little History
The Beech Street Christian Church has been serving our area of south Ashland since 1909, although a chapel has been open to the public for worship since at least 1878 when Beech Street was known as Cannonsburg Pike. The informal name of our congregation for many years was Martin Chapel. Our current worship facility was built in 1955 and remolded in 1996. In 2008, construction began on our Family Life Center, which was completed in 2013. A number of ministers have served over the years, each having brought their own rich faith and leadership style to our congregation. We are thankful for all who have worshiped with us over the years because each has left an important spiritual impression on our community!
What to Expect
- Demographics: You’ll find a mixture of ages at our congregation. We strive to be a community that welcomes all people into God’s presence.
- Dress: Some guys wear suits and some guys wear shorts. Some girls wear dresses and some girls wear jeans. As long as your dressed, come and join us for worship!
- Music: We are moving to “blended” worship. What that means is that we sing both older and newer songs, like songs your parents probably sang as well as songs you’ll hear on Christian radio stations like K-Love or Walk FM.
- Prayer: We spend a portion of our service talking to God in prayer. We pray about all kinds of stuff, and we invite you to participate in this with us even if you don’t know what to say. Write it down, give it to one of our leaders, and we’ll say it for you.
- Communion: This is a time when we remember Jesus’ death and resurrection, something he asks us to do in the New Testament. We eat a small cracker to remember Jesus’ body being broken and we drink a small cup of grape juice to remember Jesus’ blood being shed. If you have been baptized, then we invite you to participate with us.
- Teaching: We spend about half of our service singing and about half of our service studying the Bible. Our teaching team (of which Rob does the majority of the teaching) shares messages from the Bible that are geared to helping us grow in our faith in God and daily practice of that faith. Bibles are available if you don’t have one. In fact, take it home and read it! Then bring it back and use it the next time you worship with us.
- Fellowship: While we do not currently have a formal time of fellowship during our worship service, we do love talking, hugging and praying with each other. If that’s not your thing, that’s totally cool. We simply want you to know that we are glad that you’re with us!