Pastor’s Letter

Dear Friends,

Welcome to church! I’m so glad you’re here.

Since we’re still on the front-end of our new We Value… series, you’ve come at a great time. Over the last two Sundays, we dug deeper into the Gospel and Learning. If you weren’t able to hear either message live, you can always listen to the podcasts or check out the videos on our website or app.

Today we explore another one of our seven values: City. Since our beginning in 1943, our official name is “The City Bible Center,” flowing out of a passion to see the greater Charleston area saturated with the gospel and flourishing in all aspects of life. By grace, we’re becoming a movement that loves our city, is for our city, and will work alongside the people of our city to make the greater Charleston area a thriving place where hope is found, love is practiced, and people are valued as God’s image-bearers.

In conjunction with this value, we’ll announce a special city ministry opportunity at the end of today’s service. Thankfully, Jesus is paving the way for us to saturate our city with the gospel!

Join us again next Sunday, August 18, for a special service dedicated to the value of Family. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we—the church—are a family. Together, we’ll enjoy a special communion service whereby we remember what Jesus did for all of us on the cross.

With you for the gospel and for the city,

Matt Friend • Senior Pastor


Women’s Fall Event

Tickets available online.

  • Regular Ticket: $50 (purchase by August 18 for early access and premier seating)
  • One Day Pass: $30


Outdoor Baptism is September 8
Register on the BCC app or contact Jane.

Bible Center School Employment Opportunities
Email Principal Stephanie Schafer or Preschool Director Machelle Huffman if you are interested.

  • Full-time Aide (Preschool) – 10 AM-6 PM
  • Full-time TK Aide (Preschool) – 10 AM-6 PM, 4-year-old children
  • Full-time Assistant Cook/Aide (Preschool) – 9 AM-5 PM
  • Part-time Aftercare Coordinator (School) – 3:00-5:30 PM
  • Part-time Aftercare Attendant (School) – Choose days you are available.

Bob Smiley: A Night of Laughs
Saturday, August 24 • 7 PM • Auditorium • $17 each or $60 for 4 • Invite your friends and family to see “Christian comedian and hotel shampoo collector” Bob Smiley! Get tickets at the Info Desk (cash or check) or at

Core Class: The Holy Spirit & the Church
Thursdays • September 5-26 • Choose from 6:15 AM, Noon & 6:15 PM • Rm. 3105/06 • $5 • The Holy Spirit is real, active, and fully God. What is His role in creation, conviction, Christian growth, and the church? Registration is not required, but preferred.

Financial Peace University
Sundays at 6 PM • September 15-November 10 • Rm. 3101/02 • Do you struggle to keep your finances in check? Are you spending more than you make? Do you want to learn how to save and invest? Plan for retirement? Financial Peace is for you!



Move Up Day is August 18

Every Sunday, starting August 18

High School: 9 AM  •  Middle School: 9 & 11 AM

Every Wednesday, starting August 21 (Fall Kick-Off)

  • High School & Middle School: 6-7 PM Auditorium, 7-7:45 PM Small Groups
  • K-5th Grade (AWANA Clubs): 6-7:30 PM

HSM PRTY! (High School)
Sunday, August 18 • 6-8 PM • Every 3rd Sunday of the month • A party for just the high school students. This month it will be at the home of Heather & Mitri Ghareeb (110 WIndon Way, Dunbar). Contact Pastor Matt Garrison if you have questions.



Group Leadership Summit
August 24 • 9 AM-1 PM • Free • All BCC group leaders and interested individuals are required to come to this yearly leader training. Learn how best to shepherd your group, as well as relax and be with others who share similar responsibilities. Registration is necessary to prepare for breakfast and lunch. Contact Pastor Mike or Sheri if you have any questions.



Serve in the Special Needs Ministry
We are growing! Additional buddies and leaders are needed. Serve on Sundays (9 or 11 AM) or Wednesdays (6-7:30 PM); no experience required. Contact Emily King or stop by room 1106 (“The Lodge” on Level 1) after the service. Background check required.

Join the Choir: Choir Kick-Off
Looking for somewhere to serve? Love to sing? Join the choir! The Choir Kick-Off will be on Wednesday, August 28 at 6:30 PM. Contact Mary Beth Malcolm to find out more or just show up!

Union Mission Crossroads Dinner
August 22 • 5:30 PM • Sign up online to donate items, make a contribution, or to serve. Volunteers needed at 4 PM. Contact Sheri with questions.