Pastor’s Letter

Dear Friends,

Welcome to our Online Church Campus! Whether you are a member, regular attender, or first-time guest… we’re so glad you’re finding connection here. I pray today’s service inspires and strengthens your faith.

We’re continuing our series titled, “The Final Word on Fear.” Each sermon is from the Gospel of Mark which records the true story of Jesus as told by Simon Peter, dictated to and edited by John Mark. Over and over again throughout the book, Mark tells about Jesus calming someone’s fears; and I’ll be re-telling one of those true stories today.

Today’s message is simple, really. I’ll tell the story and leave us with one big idea to remember long after the sermon concludes.

If you’re reading this note prior to hearing the sermon, let me encourage you to read through Mark 5:21-43, over and over again, while allowing the events to unfold in your imagination.

  • What did the main characters see, hear, smell, and feel?
  • What might it have been like to walk in their shoes (or sandals J)?
  • How was their situation similar to our current COVID-19 situation?
  • What do we learn about Jesus?
  • What is faith, anyway?

Is there a specific friend or family member that you can invite to watch with you? Consider referring them (via text, social media, or email) to the many resources at the bottom of our series page. Each message and daily 9:Online devotional shines Jesus’ hope on our doubts, fears, anxieties, and discouragements associated with this crisis.

Above all, let’s hear the words of Jesus, “Stop being afraid. Keep believing.”

Choosing with you to believe the story of faith over fear,

Matt Friend • Senior Pastor


Church Online

You’re invited to worship with us Sunday
at 9 AM (multigenerational) or 11 AM (modern).

Gather your family, and invite someone to join you virtually for worship, encouragement, hope, and practical application. And kids will have a special message just for them!

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Church Life

Night of Prayer
Tuesdays | 7 PM | Gather the family, and text your friends… we’ll pray through several relevant topics and leave time for you to pray at home. Interact through online chats, and send your own requests too! We’d love to have you with us.

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Online Giving
Your gifts to Bible Center Church are changing lives in the Kanawha Valley, in the Mountain State, and around our country and world in Jesus’ name. Thank you! During this time of isolation, you may find it easier to give on our app or online. If you have any questions or would like to talk to someone about it, please contact Lee Walker.


New Here?
If you’re new to Bible Center, whether you’ve visited in person or online only during the pandemic, we’d love to connect with you and pray for you. Let us know how we can help!

Connect with a Zoom Group
If you are looking for connection in this time of social distancing and isolation, we are offering Zoom Groups… a place where group members can talk via the web/video conferencing tool, Zoom. Click here to let us know you’re interested!



2 Tangible Ways to Help During the Pandemic

1. Frontline Medical Staff Encouragement Teams | 6:30 to 8:00 (AM & PM) each day per CAMC
Families or individuals will make signs and “cheer” on CAMC’s medical personnel from a safe distance as they begin or end a shift at the hospital. We want to help these doctors, nurses & other medical staff know that we appreciate them and the sacrifices they are making during this pandemic. Sign me up!

2. Buy Dinner for a Hospital Department
Sign up here to receive more information.

Kids & Students

Missing Awana?
Check out Awana videos on our Bible Center Early Childhood and Bible Center Kids Facebook groups.

New Ways to Connect
Family Ministry leaders are utilizing online platforms more, including a few new ones. Be sure to check them out and stay in-the-know!