It is a great privilege to be a 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. And, if you don't find what you're looking for here, 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 anything in between. There is no dress code, although 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. You'll also see the setup for a band on stage, a projector for the multi-media, and a coffee/refreshements table.
What will the service be like?
Service is specifically designed to last about an hour and a half; this is the most important hour of our week. We generally do a few things each week. We will sing a few songs together led by a band, we will tell you about important activities and events, and there is a time of teaching, in which we always strive to provide people with resources to face today's tough problems and issues. Our messages are Biblical, relevant, and real. Then we reflect on what God has been saying, what we are learning, and where we consider 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 person-to-person contact or by filling out a Connection Card. We highly recommend filling out a Connection Card. This not only let's us know you visited, but is a great way for you to contact us or ask us questions. But none of this is "required" or pushed on you.
What about my kids?
At The Beacon, we are actively taking measures to ensure that your child has a good, fun experience. Our goal is for your children to learn and grow at their own level.
Children, through Kindergarten can be taken directly to their age appropriate class when you arrive.
Children grades 1-6, join the adults for worship and then are excused to their rooms where they have their own teaching and a time to play 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 no one else (only you) can pick your child up after service.
What kind of church is this? Is this a Christian church?
Yes, although the place does look different from other churches, The Beacon does have a definite set of beliefs (see the bar to the left), similar and in most cases identical to many other Christian churches. You will find that our vision for how we hope God will use us is where you will find any distinctions. You can find out more about our vision and purpose also 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
202 S. Prospect Ave. Orange, CA 92869
If you are interested in knowing more about following Jesus or being baptized or becoming more involved, contact Pastor Ric