We're a Bible-believing church full of people from different walks of life who all gather on Sunday mornings to worship the God whom we believe is fully worth of all worship. We hold this in common, and lots of other things, with many churches throughout time and around the world. Here's a few things that are important to us and a couple that make us different.
We just started up in 2015 so we're just getting going. We have a great group of people who are excited about being a community, loving the community, and growing our community. Let us know if you'd like to be a part of what we're doing, we'd love to have you.
We're in Belmont
While people come to Beacon from a variety of towns we are firmly rooted in Belmont and have a heart for serving the community of Belmont. Whether serving coffee to commuters or providing movies on Saturdays for families we want to love this town and be a positive part of it. We meet Sundays @10am at Avalon Dance Studio.
We don't just want to "play church", we want to see people's lives transformed by the overwhelming love and grace of Jesus Christ, starting with our own. We are a church who knows we aren't perfect and fall humbly at the feet of God in gratefulness for not only loving us but for sending us out to show His love to others.
If you are interested in finding out more details about the specifics of what we believe, our core values, mission statement, and other such things check check out our What We Believe page for the in depth details.
The main leadership at Beacon consists of elders and staff members. These men and women work hard to ensure that Beacon is a community that has great teaching, great music, and provides a welcoming environment where both new and old members can make use of their gifts and talents in a way that honors God.
Pastor / Elder
Dane Helsing serves as the pastor of Beacon Community Church. Prior to Beacon, Dane served as the associate pastor of Hope Fellowship Church in Cambridge, MA for 6 years. Through his time at Hope Fellowship Church, God cultivated a passion in Dane to start a church. Dane is married to his wife, Laura, and they have an energetic little girl named, Cecile. The Helsings live in the Winn Brook area of Belmont and are grateful for the strong sense of community in their neighborhood. Dane, Laura and Cecile enjoy anything outside – gardening, running, biking, hiking and tennis.
Tyson has been at Beacon since the beginning. In addition to being an elder he also leads the worship technology ministry at the church and co-leads a community group. Tyson lives in Watertown with his wife, Kelly, and two children, Asher (5) and Norah (2). He was born and raised in the Seattle-area and came to Boston for graduate school. He works as an IT director at an employee assistance program in Framingham, MA.
David and his wife, Jocelyn, met at a college ministry while attending the University of Washington in Seattle. They moved out to Boston for grad school and fell in love with New England's history and people. They currently live in Waltham where they stay busy raising Ezra (3) and Jeremiah (8 months). They attended Hope Fellowship Church for almost 4 years and joined Beacon in September of 2015. David now works at a small medical device company in Somerville and serves as an elder at Beacon as well as leading the setup ministry and co-leading a community group.
Heather Fay serves as the worship leader of Beacon Community Church. Before joining Beacon, Heather served on the worship team at Christ's Church Rwanda for two years, and Hope Fellowship Church in Cambridge, MA for four years. In addition to leading worship, Heather has a passion for public health and works at a local public health non-profit. When Heather is not working she enjoys traveling, spending quality time with friends, and attending live shows or concerts.
If you want to check out the details of what we believe, how we're organized, and who we associate with this is the place. If you don't find it here chances are we don't have a formal policy in place but just get in touch with us and we'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Beacon Community Church exists to glorify God by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, connecting people with God and one another in community, serving our neighbors in tangible ways, developing as faithful followers of Jesus and multiplying as people engaged in God’s redemptive mission locally and globally.
Our Core Values
Connect as a Community
Serve Our Neighbors
Develop as Disciples
Multiply in God’s Redemptive Mission
Beacon Community Church is part of church planting network called the SEND Network (www.sendnetwork.com). The SEND Network exists to equip individuals and churches to engage in Jesus Christ's redemptive mission locally and globally.