Made Well: Finding Wholeness in the Everyday Sacred Moments

This Week's Recommended Book November 19, 2017 - Sermon Series: Not Alone Sermon: Being Thankful for the Past Book: Made Well: Finding Wholeness in the Everyday Sacred Moments by Jenny Simmons   … [Read more...]

Bulletin (November 19, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, I’m so glad you’ve chosen to spend this special Sunday with us! May God comfort your heart this Thanksgiving season. It’s our joy to host Jenny Simmons again! Jenny is a dynamic storyteller and encourager who uniquely sees God at work in the world around her. … [Read more...]

Becoming Home: Adoption, Foster Care & Mentoring

This Week's Recommended Book November 12, 2017 - Sermon Series: Not Alone Sermon: Accepting Broken People Book: Becoming Home: Adoption, Foster Care & Mentoring by Jedd Medefind (Barna Group)   … [Read more...]

Bulletin (November 12, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, To coincide with National Adoption Month and today’s sermon, we’re honored to host three local adoption/foster care agencies: Mission West Virginia, Children’s Home Society of West Virginia, and NECCO. Please visit their displays in the lobby, or stop by the Livi … [Read more...]

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

This Week's Recommended Book November 5, 2017 - Sermon Series: Not Alone Sermon: Not Alone Book: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero   … [Read more...]

Bulletin (November 5, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Thank you for joining us! I pray today’s service will encourage your heart. This past Tuesday was a milestone for the global church. It marked the 500-year celebration of “Reformation Day,” the day in 1517 on which a German professor named Martin Luther naile … [Read more...]

RightNow Media: Our Free Gift to You

14,000+ videos related to: Christian living, parenting, men, women, children & youth, college & young adults, careers, leadership, groups, finances, mental health, and more! RightNow Originals Exclusive streaming resources from Francis Chan, David Platt, Bill Hybels, Renee Swope, … [Read more...]

Sermon Series | Not Alone

November Sermon Series Are you alone? Do you feel lonely, even in a crowd of people? Anne Hathaway confessed, “Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. I'm most worried about being without anybody to care for or someone to care for me.” In The Lorax, Dr. Seuss wrote, “All alo … [Read more...]

Bulletin (October 29, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Thank you for spending your Sunday with us! The pastors, staff, and I have been looking forward to this entire day for several reasons:Thank you for spending your Sunday with us! The pastors, staff, and I have been looking forward to this entire day for several … [Read more...]

A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table

This Week's Recommended Book October 22, 2017 - Sermon Series: Victorious: Christ Has Won! Sermon: Putting Others in Their Place Book: A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table by Tim Chester   … [Read more...]

Bulletin (October 22, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Next Sunday is a big day, and you’re invited! First, it’s our first ever “Worship Together Sunday,” something new we’re trying a couple times a year. All children (1st Grade and up) will join us in the auditorium for a special service. This will never take the … [Read more...]

How People Change

This Week's Recommended Book October 15, 2017 - Sermon Series: Victorious: Christ Has Won! Sermon: Putting Life in Its Place Book: How People Change by Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp   … [Read more...]

Bulletin (October 15, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, In 14 days, our church campus will be transformed! Children dressed as Captain America, Cinderella, Batman, Princess Tiana, Spider-Man, and Wonder Woman will swarm our parking lot for our second annual Trunk or Treat (Sunday, October 29, 4-7 PM). Why are we … [Read more...]

Bulletin (October 8, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Thank you for joining us on this joyful, yet burdensome Sunday morning. The stories of those who lost their lives in Vegas weigh on all our hearts. How do we make sense of such evil, especially as we gather in church? First, we weep with those who weep … [Read more...]

Three Free Sins: God’s Not Mad at You

This Week's Recommended Book October 8, 2017 - Sermon Series: Victorious: Christ Has Won! Sermon: Putting Legalism in Its Place Book: Three Free Sins: God's Not Mad at You by Steve Brown   … [Read more...]

The Invisible War

This Week's Recommended Book October 1, 2017 - Sermon Series: Victorious: Christ Has Won! Sermon: Putting Angels and Demons in Their Place Book: The Invisible War by Chip Ingram *Watch this book’s video version by signing up for a free RightNow Media account. … [Read more...]

Bulletin (October 1, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Our vision is to be a church Charleston can’t live without. (Note “a,” not “the.”) Why is this so important to us? The following question drives us daily: “Are we doing so much ministry in the Kanawha Valley that this area would miss us if we were gone?” J … [Read more...]

Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

This Week's Recommended Book September 24, 2017 - Sermon Series: Victorious: Christ Has Won! Sermon: Putting Suffering in Its Place Book: Foxe's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe … [Read more...]

Bulletin (September 24, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, All week I’ve looked forward to singing the hymn with you, How Deep the Father’s Love for Us. How deep the Father's love for us–how vast beyond all measure–that He should give His only Son to make a wretch His treasure. How great the pain of searing loss–the Fat … [Read more...]

Your Jesus is Too Safe: Outgrowing a Drive-Thru, Feel-Good Savior

This Week's Recommended Book September 17, 2017 - Sermon Series: Victorious: Christ Has Won! Sermon: Putting Jesus in His Place Book: Your Jesus is Too Safe: Outgrowing a Drive-Thru, Feel-Good Savior by Jared C. Wilson … [Read more...]

Bulletin (September 17, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! On behalf of our pastors and staff, we’re glad you’re here. Have you ever seen an outdoor baptism? Last year’s outdoor service was one for the history books and remains on our Instagram and Facebook page! We’re planning to enjoy our se … [Read more...]

Going Deeper: A Study in Colossians

This Week's Recommended Book September 10, 2017 - Sermon Series: Victorious: Christ Has Won! Sermon: Putting the News in Its Place Book: Victorious: Christ has Won! Going Deeper | A Study in Colossians -Available in the Gathering Space -Online: BibleCenterChurch.com/colossians -On the App … [Read more...]

Bulletin (September 10, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, I love good news. Whether it comes from a friend, the Gazette-Mail, CNN, Fox News, my wife, or Google... encouraging news is a lifeboat in a sea of anxiety. When you hear good news, what comes to mind? Your college football team won yesterday? Your career loo … [Read more...]

Bulletin (September 3, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Thanks for spending part of your Labor Day weekend with us. If you haven’t done so already, will you consider joining me for next weekend’s Belong: Membership Weekend? Around the office, we refer to these classes as our BMW.  On Friday evening and Saturday … [Read more...]

Sermon Series | Victorious: Christ Has Won!

September/October Sermon Series What’s the greatest news in the history of the world? “Jesus is victorious! Jesus has won!” This truth has the power to transform our friendships, our families, our marriages, our children, our attitudes at work, our understanding of angels and demons, our view of … [Read more...]

Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City

This Week's Recommended Book August 27, 2017 - Sermon Series: Find Your Fit Sermon: Why a Church Charleston Can't Live Without? Book: Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City by Timothy Keller … [Read more...]

Take 5 (Aug 28 – Sept 1, 2017)

Caleb Korth • Pastor of Worship Arts MONDAY: Promoting God 1 Timothy 1:1-7  Controversies are all around us, and sometimes we get pulled—or even pushed—into them. Controversies do not promote the paramount quality exemplified by Christ: love! As believers in Jesus, we are to be promoters … [Read more...]

Bulletin (August 27, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, I hope you’ll take a minute to walk through the Gathering Space (near the fireplace) and check out our Volunteer Ministry Fair. You’ll notice tables representing: care, maintenance, children, students, AWANA, ushers, worship, production, Bible Center School, hos … [Read more...]

Take 5 (August 21-25, 2017)

Chad Cowan • Pastor of Care Ministries Courage Through Crisis In case you haven’t figured it out yet, it takes courage to live the Christian life. Repeatedly, individuals are told, FEAR NOT! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at how we can courageously face our Christian life. … [Read more...]

Bulletin (August 20, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Today we celebrate the installation of our four new pastors. They began July 1st, but we scheduled their dedication for today. Each play a specific role… Executive Pastor John King leads the staff team, the church’s day-to-day operations, and creates ali … [Read more...]