This Week’s Recommended Books

June 24, 2018 - Sermon Series: Summer in the Psalms Sermon: Your Creation is Beautiful! Books:   The New Answers Book 1 by Ken Ham Searching for Adam by Terry Mortenson Replacing Darwin by Nathaniel T. Jeanson   … [Read more...]

Bulletin (June 24, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! Thanks for spending your Sunday morning with us. This summer we’re praying through the Psalms as a church family. There’s still time to jump in! Pick up your free Summer in Psalms study guide at the Info Desk, or view it on our app. If … [Read more...]

The Cry of the Soul

This Week's Recommended Book June 17, 2018 - Sermon Series: Summer in the Psalms Sermon: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? Book: The Cry of the Soul: How our Emotions Reveal our Deepest Questions About God by Dan Allender   … [Read more...]

Bulletin (June 17, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center Church, and Happy Father’s Day! We celebrate the birthplace of Mother’s Day here in West Virginia, but where did Father’s Day originate? After listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909, Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington wanted a speci … [Read more...]

Bulletin (June 10, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! It’s an honor to spend the morning growing in God’s Word together. Let me invite you to join me back here this evening (6 PM) for our Annual Family Meeting. We host this event each year to celebrate the past, clarify the present, and c … [Read more...]

Bulletin (June 3, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! What would happen if you told God how you really feel or what you really think? Have you ever found yourself praying the same words over and over again without really opening up with God? No other part of the Bible exposes our … [Read more...]

Bulletin (May 27, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! Thanks for spending part of your holiday weekend with us. What does Memorial Day mean to you? Maybe your favorite pool opens. Perhaps you’ll plant a few flowers, paint the deck, or blow the dust off the weed-eater. For Lowe’s and Home … [Read more...]

Sermon Series | Summer in the Psalms

June-August Sermon Series What would happen if you told God how you really feel or what you really think? Have you ever found yourself praying the same words over and over again without really opening up with God? No other part of the Bible exposes our inner struggles more than the Psalms. Each … [Read more...]

Bulletin (May 20, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Today, we’re thrilled to honor our graduates! This is an unforgettable time in their lives. Some are graduating from high school, others from college, and others from post-graduate work. It’s a joy to celebrate and pray for these hard-working men and wom … [Read more...]

Bulletin (May 13, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! We’re thrilled to have you with us, especially on this Mother’s Day. Today gives us another reason to love our great state. Mother’s Day was first celebrated in the early 1900’s in Grafton, WV. Anna Jarvis held a special service to giv … [Read more...]

God and Money: How We Discovered True Riches at Harvard Business School

This Week's Recommended Book May 6, 2018 - Sermon Series: For the Gospel. For the City. Sermon: Generous Book: God and Money: How We Discovered True Riches at Harvard Business School by Andy Stanley   … [Read more...]

Bulletin (May 6, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! Many thanks to all who attended last Sunday’s Municipal Auditorium service. You can see the entire service on our app, Facebook page, or website. Since my arrival back home two years ago, God has been calling our church to be All-in! for … [Read more...]

Bulletin (April 29, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Thanks for joining us on this special Sunday! Today, as you sit in the largest theater in West Virginia, you’re making history. If these Art Deco walls could whisper, they would tell stories of hundreds of thousands of people who’ve entered to watch and hear d … [Read more...]

Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend

This Week's Recommended Book April 22, 2018 - Sermon Series: For the Gospel. For the City. Sermon: Growing Book: Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend by Andy Stanley   … [Read more...]

Bulletin (April 22, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, We’re glad you’re here! Whether you are a local guest, traveling visitor, or regular attender, we’ve prayed all week for these services to inspire and strengthen your faith. Please help yourself to coffee and donut holes out near the fireplace, and make yourself at … [Read more...]

Stop Dating the Church! Fall in Love with the Family of God

This Week's Recommended Book April 15, 2018 - Sermon Series: For the Gospel. For the City. Sermon: United Book: Stop Dating the Church! Fall in Love with the Family of God by Joshua Harris   … [Read more...]

Bulletin (April 15, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Thanks for spending your Sunday morning with us! On behalf of our pastors and staff, I’m thrilled to have you here. The most popular Bible verse in history, John 3:16, reminds us, For God so loved the world... God’s love extends to all 195 countries and to the 7,6 … [Read more...]

Sermon Series | For the Gospel. For the City.

What an All-in! Church Looks Like April/May Sermon Series For God so loved the world... (John 3:16). God’s vision extends to all 195 countries and to the 7,614,423,551 people alive today. However, as we study Christianity from almost 2 millennia ago, we learn that global vision always be … [Read more...]

Bulletin (April 8, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Thanks for spending your Sunday morning with us! I trust you’ll make yourself at home, grab a cup of coffee, and take another step in your spiritual journey. Our pastors and staff are still ecstatic about last week’s Easter services. The parking lot was full, … [Read more...]

Risen: 50 Reasons Why the Resurrection Changed Everything

This Week's Recommended Book April 1, 2018 - Sermon Series: Furious Love Sermon: The Meaning of Easter Book: Risen: 50 Reasons Why the Resurrection Changed Everything by Steven Mathewson   … [Read more...]

Bulletin (April 1, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! We’re glad you’re here! Whether you are a local guest, traveling visitor, or regular attender, we’ve prayed all week for these Easter services to inspire your faith. Please help yourself to coffee and donuts near the fireplace, and make y … [Read more...]

Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality

This Week's Recommended Book March 25, 2018 - Sermon Series: Furious Love Sermon: We Can Learn a Lot from a Donkey Book: Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality by David G. Benner   … [Read more...]

Bulletin (March 25, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, If you’re reading this before the service begins—feel free to relax, grab a cup of coffee, introduce yourself to someone nearby, and let the service speak to your heart. Is there a neighbor, friend, coworker, or family member you could invite back next Sun … [Read more...]

Sermon Series | Furious Love

March/April Sermon Series How would you feel today if 1,000 more people instantly followed you on Facebook or Instagram? What if the CEO of your dream job called today with an offer to quadruple your salary? Have you ever been pursued by a lover or a friend? If not, is that your … [Read more...]

Bulletin (March 18, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, We have much to celebrate today, especially the launch of a new ministry to families with special needs. Because of your generosity, we have a fully-equipped classroom, a Special Needs Director, and a team of volunteers ready to love (at the 10:30 AM service, … [Read more...]

Befriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear

This Week's Recommended Book March 11, 2018 - Sermon Series: Loving Like Jesus Sermon: Jesus Loves Rich People Too Book: Befriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear by Scott Sauls   … [Read more...]

Bulletin (March 11, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” John Denver and Matt Maher sang it. Comedian Steve Martin tweeted it. Charles Dederich and Abbie Hoffman quoted it. No one knows its origin for sure, but I like it. It’s short, sweet, and full of meani … [Read more...]

The Return of the Prodigal Son

This Week's Recommended Book March 4, 2018 - Sermon Series: Loving Like Jesus Sermon: You Can Always Come Home Book: The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen   … [Read more...]

Bulletin (March 4, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Did you read the Gazette-Mail this morning? If not the actual paper, perhaps you scrolled through Google News? I read Sunday’s paper earlier this week...but it was the version hot-off-the-press 75 years ago when Bible Center Church launched its first service ( … [Read more...]

Bulletin (February 25, 2018)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Thanks for joining us on this special day! Make yourself at home, grab a cup of coffee, and be encouraged as you seek to follow Jesus. It’s my privilege to host today’s guest speaker, Pastor Shawn Thornton. Shawn accepted the call to become Bible Center’s 4th … [Read more...]