Frequently Asked Questions
Is your church "spirit-filled"?
Yes...and No. As a church, we believe that when one places their faith in Jesus to rescue them from sin and make them right with God, the Holy Spirit comes to reside with each believer. Further, Fellowship Bible Church believes in the present power and ministry of the Holy Spirit (see Our Beliefs). He is God. He convicts people of sin, comforts those who are suffering, counsels those who need His wisdom, and challenges us to live for the fame and name of Jesus. We NEED Him. However, in our public worship services, small groups, and ABFs we do not feature practices such as speaking in tongues, being "slain" in the Spirit, or holy laughter. We feel like such practices take away from the focus on God, and put light on ourselves, which is something we just do not want to do.
Can we have our wedding at your church?
Please stop by or contact the church to see if your preferred date is available and to get a copy of our wedding guidelines and policies. Weddings must be pre-approved and placed on the church calendar four months in advance.
Will one of your pastoral staff do my wedding?
Weddings are done at the discretion of the individual staff member and depend on a variety of factors. All staff members require pre-marital counseling and advance notice of 4 to 6 months. Contact the church office for further information or to schedule an appointment to discuss your wedding with one of our pastors.
How do I request a room or plan an event at Fellowship?
Call the church and speak with the office manager to check availability and conformity to Fellowship's building use guidelines. Click here to download an Event Planning Form and a room diagram. Fill it out, save it, and e-mail it to the Office Manager at the church office.
Where are you located?
What denomination are you?
Fellowship Bible Church is a non-denominational church, which means we do not have a formal attachment to a denomination like a Baptist, Presbyterian, Assemblies of God or Methodist church. However, we have great relationships with many Pearland area churches of all different backgrounds and denominations. We do participate in the activities of our local ministerial alliance and in many community events.
Do I have to be non-denominational to go to Fellowship?
Absolutely not! As of our last count, we have people in our membership from 11 different denominational backgrounds, ranging from ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) to Roman Catholic to Southern Baptist and we all enjoy fellowship with each other.
Do I have to be a Christian to attend Fellowship activities?
No you don't. At Fellowship, we hope to be a welcoming place for anyone who would walk through the doors. Regardless of where you stand on the claims of Jesus Christ, we would welcome you to be our guest at church events. Having said that, we are unapologetically Christian, and want you to know in advance that you will hear songs, prayers, and teaching that are explicitly about Jesus and will challenge you to become a Christian.
What can I expect when I visit? Do I have to dress up? Will I have to give money?
As stated earlier, people of all backgrounds worship at Fellowship. We have people who like various types of music, and various types of dress. You'll see people wear ties, and people wear blue jeans. Even among our pastoral staff there is variety. Some will wear more formal business-casual attire, while some might be very casual. Wear what is comfortable for you. We take our ministry very seriously, but we don't take ourselves too seriously.
Our worship services range from 75-85 minutes, and include announcements about church life, prayers, songs and a message from the Bible, usually tied into a series of messages we may be working through.
We don't take up offerings during the service. We would actually ask that if you are a first-time guest that you DON'T give. Your presence with us is enough of a gift. For those who are regular attenders or members of Fellowship, we have offering boxes in the back of the worship center and at select locations on the church campus for your financial contributions.