Frequently Asked Questions

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What can I expect?

Basically, Church is meant to be ENJOYED NOT ENDURED. There will be uplifting music, friendly people and positive teaching that we believe will encourage you in whatever stage of life you are currently in.

Do I have to become a church member?

Berlin Connect is for EVERYONE, you are welcome to come and go as you please! Our message is Jesus, not church membership. People get involved in church and community as a result of meeting Jesus… that’s what it’s all about.

Does it cost money to come?

No way! God’s House is for anyone and everyone, there is no charge for coming along. The local church is for all people of all ages, so you're welcome to bring along your friends and family and just enjoy! (No perfect people allowed.)

Are you a cult or sect?

No: We are a new local Protestant church that started 6 years ago. The Pastors studied for 5 years at Hillsong International Leadership College in Australia and received training in Church leadership and biblical theology. Berlin Connect was birthed out of Hillsong London as a connect group and has progressed into a vibrant, dynamic local church. Berlin Connect is a legal non-profit charitable organisation with church purposes, accountable to the German law and Finanzamt and is independent from the state church. We are a part of the Hillsong family and network.

Can I still come if I have doubts?

Yes, for sure! The message is not "change, then come". No, it's "come as you are and receive God's kindness and grace through the Gospel". Transformation comes as we look to Christ and learn to trust God’s character in every area of our lives. Come and see for yourself and then go and share with others.

What’s the vision?

To REPOSITION Jesus & His Church in the minds of secular Europeans by building a large, CHRIST CENTERED bible-based church in the heart of Berlin, CHANGING MINDSETS and EMPOWERING PEOPLE to lead and impact in every sphere of life.

Why gather?

There is strength in unity that builds community. We gather to learn about hope, love and faith that come from trusting in Jesus and His kindness towards us. We gather to give thanks to the faithfulness of God in our lives. We come as we are and discover transformation by receiving God's love and choosing to trust in the finished work of Christ on the cross.

Do I have to believe in the Bible?

Anyone is welcome, people with doubts, sceptics and believers - hurt, broken, healthy and well. We are all learning that the Bible is not a book of religious quotes. It's "A WHOLE PERSON CALLED JESUS”. When you read the Bible with a "What do I have to do to please God?” mindset, you can feel like you don’t measure up. But, if you read the Bible with an “it’s all about Christ and what He has done to please God on my behalf" mindset, it changes everything enabling you to enjoy and grow in your relationship with your heavenly Father.

Will I have to give money in offering?

Every offering taken at church is a FREEWILL offering. Tithing is a biblical principle of putting God first and honoring Him. People who come to Berlin Connect have the opportunity to contribute to building God’s house as a response to receiving Jesus and His grace for their life. Giving is choosing to live God's way.

How is Berlin Connect supported financially?

Berlin Connect is independent of the state church and government system and does not receive any church tax or funding from the government. We operate within the legal requirements of the Finanzamt as a charity with church purposes. All our finances come from the freewill giving of tithes and offerings from the people who call Berlin Connect their home. Our accounts are managed in a professional manner with an independent accounts company.

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