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Seventh and Bell Church of Christ meeting placeThe Seventh and Bell Church of Christ, is located on the corner of 7th and Bell in Beatrice, Nebraska.

This church is not a part of any denomination. If you have spent much time reading the Bible, then you already realize that there are no denominations mentioned within its pages. Jesus founded but one church (Matthew 16:18). Divisions, or denominations were warned against by Paul in I Corinthians 1:10. Every Christian is simply a member of that one united body of believers. Various congregations exist, such as Corinth, Rome, Ephesus, or here in Beatrice, but their members are all a part of the same body. Each congregation practices and believes the same doctrines that were revealed through the apostles. There are no creed books or disciplines needed. The word of God is our only rule.

Come Visit Us!

Many people hesitate to visit a church unless they know what it will be like when they go. Perhaps we can help you know what not to expect as well as what to expect when you visit one of our services.

What You Won't Find

  • Don't expect to be embarrassed. You will visit us as a welcomed and respected guest. No person will approach you in such a manner as to annoy you.
  • Don't expect to be entertained. We offer no bands, choirs, or talent shows. No refreshments will be served. Our purpose is to worship God in the way He has directed.
  • Don't expect to be begged for money. The church depends on the local members only for financial support.
  • Don't expect any show of ostentation. We are not interested in impressing anyone with our building nor are we seeking to impress with ritualism or sensationalism.

What To Expect

Expect the worship to be simple and devout. since our purpose is to be governed in all acts of worship by the Bible alone, our worship consists of only those elements which were part of the worship of the early church. We sing spiritual songs, pray often, partake of the Lord's Supper each Sunday, teach God's word, and give as we have been prospered. We seek to maintain the attitude Christ enjoined when He said: "God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him is spirit and truth," (John 4:24).

Expect a capella, congregational singing. Since the new Testament instructs Christians to sing in worship, (Ephesians 5:19) and (Colossians 3:16), we encourage everyone to sing.

Expect to find Christians. We wear no distinctive name that would divide Bible believers. We submit to no religious authority other than the inspired scriptures. Thus, by following only the teachings of Christ and His Apostles, we are simply Christians, (Acts 11:26), just as His disciples were in the first century.

Expect to find a friendly spirit and atmosphere. We believe that friendliness is a natural attribute of God's people. As a visitor, you will always receive a warm welcome from us. We truly hope you will accept our invitation to visit us soon.

Enjoy the day the Lord has given us,
The Saints at Seventh and Bell

Contact Information

Postal address:
Church of Christ
7th & Bell
Beatrice, NE 68130
Electronic mail:
Men of the congregation
Tom Shutts
Facebook Page:
Seventh and Bell Church of Christ