It's a great privilege to be part of your worship experience. We know it can be a little unnerving to step into a new place, especially when you're not exactly sure about the details that matter to you! Here, we've compiled the answers to some frequently asked questions about The Beacon—questions which may address issues important to you. If you don't find what you're looking for, please contact us via email or phone and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible!
What should I wear?
At The Beacon, you're welcome to wear whatever you'd like. You'll see people in shorts and flip-flops sitting next to people with pants and dress shirts and everything in between. There's no dress code, but the attire is more on the casual side. Just be you.
What does the church look like?
The Beacon is comfortable. Imagine going to church at your local coffee house set up for a band on the stage and a coffee/refreshments table.
What is service like?
Service is specifically designed to last about an hour and a half: this is the most important hour of our week. A band will lead up in a few songs to sing together, we will announce important activities and events, and there is a time of teaching, where we strive to provide people with resources to face today's problems and issues. Our messages are Biblical, relevant, and real, leading into a time where we reflect on what God has been saying, what we are learning, and what we should do about it. In each message series, we strategically celebrate communion as a community.
Will I be asked to sign anything, say anything, or be singled out in any way?
No. We do not ask you to sign anything, although you are certainly welcome to address us with your own questions via face-to-face contact or by filling out a Connection Card. We highly recommend filling out a Connection Card because this lets us know you visited and is a great way for you to contact us or ask us questions. None of this is "required" or pushed on you.
What about my kids?
At The Beacon, we actively take measures to ensure your child has a good, enriching, and fun experience. Our goal is for your children to learn and grow at their own level.
Newborn through Kindergarten: can be taken directly to their age-appropriate when you arrive.
Grades 1-6: join the adults for worship and are later excused to their classrooms where they have their own teaching, games, and fellowship.
Please Note: All of our staff and volunteers go through an application process, background check, and interview process to maximize the safety of our children. We take our children's safety very seriously, and for this reason, The Beacon has a Sign-In/Sign-Out Policy which ensures that you and no one else can pick your child up after service.
What kind of church is this? Is this a Christian church?
Yes, although the place looks different from other churches, The Beacon has a definite set of beliefs that are similar to, and in most cases identical to, many other Christian churches. Our vision for how we hope God will use us is where you will find any distinctions, and you can find out more about our vision and purpose by seeing the bar on the left.
Where are you located?
Our worship celebration is held at El Modena High School in Orange, just off the 55 and Chapman Avenue. Take Chapman to Esplanade, then turn left on Esplanade. Follow the signs. We hold our celebrations in the Cafetorium on the East end of the Campus.
Our Community Resource Center is located at
1100 Town and Country Dr.
Orange, CA 92868
If you are interested in knowing more about following Jesus, being baptized, or getting more involved, contact Pastor Ric