Visiting Berry’s Chapel
Visiting any church, especially a larger one for the very first time can be a tough experience. We want to put you at ease. Your first visit to Berry’s Chapel will be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your whole family. We want you to experience inspiring worship, helpful teaching and preaching, friendly people, and a place where you feel welcome and at home! Here are a few answers to your questions and what you might expect on your first visit.
When are your services?
Our main worship services are Sunday mornings at 8:00 am and 10:30 am. Both services are identical with the same Bible message and worship program, so choose the one that best fits your schedule.
8:00 am Worship Service in the Chapel
10:30 am Worship Service in the MPB
9:30 am Classes for All Ages
9:30 am Clases Bíblicas por Edades
10:30 am Servicio en Español
6:00 pm Life Group that Meets at the Building
10:00 am & 6:30 pm Bible Study
6:30 pm Estudio Bíblico
Worship is the act of loving and responding to God! Through the heart-warming music and the clear, Bible teaching and preaching in our services, your heart will be inspired to love and to respond to God. Each week, families are strengthened, encouraged, and drawn closer to Him through these special times together. Each service is carefully planned and prayed over so that God may work in your life!
How do I get to Berry’s Chapel?
What to Expect
You’ll find our growing campus at 1777 Berry’s Chapel Road in Franklin, TN. The main entrance is easily marked so you shouldn’t have any problems finding your way in. As you approach the main worship center, one of our hospitality greeters will meet you and direct you to the right classes and services. They can also answer other questions you may have.
You’ll find out worship services filled with beautiful and inspiring music. The time of worship is always followed by a clear, helpful, and challenging Bible message from our minister or guest speaker. This service is usually around one hour in length. Also, at 9:30 am on Sunday, there are Bible classes for all ages. These classes are smaller group settings where you are invited to meet people, enjoy perhaps some coffee and donuts, and hear a teaching lesson more directly applicable to your life-stage. The best way to get to know people at Berry’s Chapel is to visit one of these adult Bible fellowships.
Children up to 6th grade
Where do I take my children?
Starting with nurseries, there is something special for every age child. At every service there are safe, clean, and highly staffed nurseries for children two years old and under. For the infants, mothers will receive a pager so that the nursery attendants can easily contact you if there is a need. There are Bible-centered classes for children aged birth through 5th grade that are fun, friendly, and engaging. These classes are staffed with trained, friendly, and well-qualified teachers and helpers who will make church exciting and memorable for your child.
We would be honored to help you find the appropriate nurseries, classes, and services for every person in your family. Our greeters and ushers are located around and will gladly help direct and even escort you to the right place.
What about my teens?
Our youth group consists of students in the 7th – 12th grades. Sometimes classes may be broken up into Middle School and High School. We may also, from time to time, offer activities specific to those age groups. The majority of activities and classes are combined.
How Should I Dress?
There is not a dress code at Berry’s Chapel for members or guests. Some people choose to wear what is considered traditional “Sunday Dress” while others are more casual. Ultimately, we want you to feel comfortable and dress to your style and taste.
Am I Expected to Participate in the Offering?
No. We don’t invite you to church for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God’s Word, and a place where you can grow in God’s grace. Please don’t feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.
Are Nurseries Provided
Loving nursery workers provide a clean and safe environment so parents can have peace of mind while they attend the adult Bible classes or one of the worship services. Berry’s Chapel has implemented a number of safety features and security measures to ensure that your child will have a safe, enjoyable experience while you attend our services. Volunteers who work with children are carefully interviewed, screened, and trained.
Children’s worship is available for ages 3 years old to Kindergarten at our 10:30 service. It is amazing how much your child will learn in these classes specifically tailored for children. They will come home singing new songs, quoting verses they have memorized, displaying their crafts, and sharing with you important truths they are learning from the Bible. They will learn things like the importance of obedience, being kind, sharing, and even more important truths, like who Jesus is, and the fact that God loves them and made them for a unique purpose. The teachers and workers are trained, dedicated, compassionate, and excited to be a small part of the life of your child.