What To Expect
Tucked away on a country road in New Jerusalem is a church building that is home to a vibrant and caring congregation. The location is central to Blandon, Fleetwood, Kutztown, Topton & Oley. Christian Education: 9:00 a.m.Kid's Café: 9:00 a.m.
Worship: 10:00 a.m.
- When and where are your church services?
- Our Sunday morning service begins at 10:00 a.m. in our building at 31 Lobachsville Road, Fleetwood. Click here for directions.
- What are your services like?
- Our services typically begin with a time of energetic contemporary worship, led by a team of vocalists accompanied by musicians on various instruments. The remainder of the service includes times of prayer, a time of giving, and a message from God's word. If you desire personal prayer, prayer team members are available to pray with you after the service.
- Is there a Sunday School program?
- Christian Education classes are available for everyone from kindergarten age to adult. Classes are held in the church at 9:00 a.m. before the morning service.
- Will I have to sign anything, say anything or be singled out?
- Please be assured we will not single you out or put you on the spot. While we do receive an offering, we do not want anyone to feel obligated to give. We like to collect basic information from visitors, but if you prefer not to share it, that is fine also.
- What should I wear?
- We have a casual atmosphere, so wear what feels comfortable. Church is not really about what you wear but being a loving, accepting community.
- How long does your Sunday service last?
- The service starts at 10:00 am and most often closes between 11:15 and 11:30.
- How large is your congregation?
- In the last number of years we've welcomed an influx of 60+ new attenders. We presently have about 130-150 attenders in our worship services. Occasionally, we swell to 200 attenders with plenty of room for more.
- Do you have a nursery and children's church?
- A staffed nursery is available for infants to age 3 during the service. Children's Bible Breakout Classes are held twice a month during the Sunday service. For more information, please visit the Children's Ministry page.
- What kind of church are you?
- Our theology is rooted in Anabaptism. Anabaptist Christians hold many beliefs in common with other believers. They believe in a personal three-in-one God who is both holy and gracious; in salvation by grace through repentance and faith; in the humanity and divinity of Jesus; in the inspiration and authority of Scripture; in the power of the Holy Spirit, and in the church as the body of Christ. Anabaptism also emphasizes voluntary believer's baptism, community, and following Jesus in everyday life. In the pamphlet "What is an Anabaptist Christian?" educator and pastor, Palmer Becker, lists three key statements that describe Anabaptists:
Christian groups which trace their roots to Anabaptism include: numerous Mennonite and Brethren groups, Missionary Church, German Baptist, Amish, and Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (FEC) to name a few. Our church is affiliated with Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA.
- Jesus is the center of our faith
- Community is the center of our life.
- Reconciliation is the center of our work.