What to Expect When You Visit
Whether you are brand new to the church thing or you’ve been around church for a while; we want to say WELCOME! At Berlin Alliance Church you will be welcomed into a friendly, casual environment by people who are excited to see you. We want you to have an idea of what to expect when you arrive at Berlin Alliance Church, so take a few moments to read through this section. It will give you a feel for what you can expect during your visit.
Sunday morning worship begins at 10:40, so arriving any time between 10:20-10:40 is a good time to arrive!
What should you wear? First and foremost, we want you to feel comfortable. You will find everything from suit and ties to jeans and t-shirts. Come how you feel most comfortable.
Entering into the lobby, please take a bulletin on the stand so you can be aware of the service layout and announcements.
We have Nursery available for ages birth to 3 years with workers who love children and have had background checks completed (Nursery is not available until further notice due to COVID).
During the service, you will find a mix of hymns and new songs. We recognize everyone worships in their own unique way. Some will sing, clap and raise their hands. Others will quietly reflect on the words. You’re welcome to praise God however you feel most comfortable.
The worship of God through giving happens in one of these ways at Berlin Alliance Church. 1) Give online via the Give Online tab at the top of this website. 2) Give during the service when the offering plate is passed. 3) Use the Digital Giving option in the Berlin Alliance Church App found in app stores. 4) Mail in your gift.
As a guest, you should not feel any pressure to give. This is an act of worship for our regular attendees.
Your children ages 3-11 are invited to go to the Junior Church time that is held during the message. These workers are happy to have your child join this time and will make them feel welcome.
You will hear a relevant, straightforward message based on the Bible. Messages are brought to help you develop a growing, real relationship with Jesus Christ and help you in your walk with Him. Pastor Jim usually reads from the NLT Bible translation because he feels it's an easy-to-understand language that will work for all who attend - the youngest to the oldest, the unsaved, the new believer, and the one who has walked with God for many years.
We celebrate Communion together on designated Sunday mornings to remember Jesus' sacrifice for us. We encourage everyone who has made a decision to follow Jesus Christ to participate in the Lord's Supper with us. The juice and wafer/cracker we share represent His body and blood, which He laid down for the forgiveness of our sins so we can have eternal life with God.
Seek God where He is; reach the lost where they are; make disciples for Christ's Kingdom.
Isaiah 55:6; Matthew 7:7
About the Alliance:
History of Berlin Alliance Church
The Christian and Missionary Alliance purchased a brick church from the Methodist denomination on the corner of South and Diamond Streets on September 5, 1951. The building was constructed in 1851. Rev. Daniel Breegle was the first pastor to serve under the Christian and Missionary Alliance there.
He served as pastor of the church for 14 years before his death in 1966. Rev. Donald Ansell followed Rev. Breegle beginning November 1, 1966. Rev. Sherman Berkey came to the church on May 18, 1986. At that time there were 8 members and 16 in attendance.
The church grew from that first Sunday. Rev. Berkey attributed the growth of ministry to unceasing prayer and continual preaching from the word of God.
The church facility at 725 Broadway is on land purchased in October 1993. The church building was completed in 1999 and dedicated to the Lord.
The church building consists of a large sanctuary, fellowship hall, kitchen, several offices and nine Sunday School rooms.
In 2008, the steeple building was added and the steeple installed. A new sign was placed in front of the church and the parking lot was paved.
Pastor Berkey completed 28 years of ministry here before his death on February 4, 2015.
Rev. Jim Kunes became the pastor in September 2016.
Statement of Faith of the Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA)
Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man.(4) He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.(5) He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust,(6) as a substitutionary sacrifice,(7) and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.(8) He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures.(9) He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest.(10) He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace.(11)
The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.(15)
Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God:(16) he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature,(17) are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.(18) The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment;(19) and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.(20)
Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.(21)
It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly,(22) being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service.(23) This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.(24)
Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body.(25) Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.(26)
The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, (27) which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations.(28) The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.(29)
The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent(32) and will be personal, visible, and premillennial.(33) This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.(34)
 Deuteronomy 6:4,  Matthew 5:48,  Matthew 28:19,  Philippians 2:6-11,  Luke 1:34-38,  1 Peter 3:18,  Hebrews 2:9,  Romans 5:9, Acts 2:23,24,  Hebrews 8:1,  Matthew 26:64,  John 14:15-18,  John 16:13; Acts 1:8,  John 16:7-11,  2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:15-16,  Genesis 1:27,  Romans 3:23,  1 Corinthians15:20-23,  Revelation 21:8,  Revelation 21:1-4,  Titus 3:4-7, 1 Thessalonians 5:23,  Acts 1:8,  Romans 6:1-14,  Matthew 8:16-17,  James 5:13-16,  Ephesians 1:22-23,  Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:41-47,  1 Corinthians 15:20-23,  John 5:28-29,  Hebrews 10:37,  Luke 21:27,  Titus 2:11-14