Pastor’s Letter

Dear Bible Center family & friends,

Welcome to church! Thanks for visiting on campus, online, or on TV. 

Today you’re getting in on the ground floor of a series titled, “Are You Certain?” For the next 8 weeks, we’ll walk verse-by-verse through the inspired letter of 1 John. (This is not the Gospel of John near the front of your New Testament, but a little book near the end.)

How certain are you of your salvation? Would you benefit from more spiritual confidence, knowing your sins have truly been forgiven? Does your spiritual journey need some encouragement?

God wants all Christians to have the assurance of their salvation. In this little letter, God makes an ironclad case for how we can know—that we know—that we know we are genuine Jesus-followers. This book lays out irrefutable evidence that’s not based on an experience we’ve had or a prayer we’ve prayed. Instead, assurance of salvation is based on real-time, observable indicators and the eternal promises of God.

The evidences of genuine conversion are the same now as they were 1,900 years ago: confession of Jesus’ Lordship, continual repentance, allegiance to core Bible doctrines, desire for obedient living, loving others, forgiving others, and fervent devotion for Christ.

With truth in the driver’s seat throughout the entire series, it’s our prayer that you’ll feel pursued, humbled, loved, accepted, determined, assured, encouraged, and confident.

Hope is still rising,

Matt Friend • Lead Pastor

This Week at a Glance

Thursday | April 8
  • 7 PM | Worship Service
Sunday | April 11
  • 9 & 11 AM | Worship Services | On Campus & Online
  • 9 & 11 AM | Early Childhood, Children’s Ministry, & Middle School (MSM)
  • 9 AM | High School Ministry (HSM)
  • 10 AM | Worship Service | WCHS-TV
  • Sunday Groups | Various Times
Wednesday | April 14
  • 6 PM | AWANA | 1st Floor
  • 6 PM | Middle School (MSM) | Church Campus
  • 7 PM | High School (HSM) | School Campus


Church Life

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Golf Scramble

Friday, May 14 | Edgewood Country Club, Charleston | Sign up to play or to be a sponsor by contacting Tim Britton at (304) 881-2561. As a missionary with FCA and one of Bible Center’s global partners, annual events like this help to raise Tim Britton’s annual support, to provide Bibles for kids and coaches, to send kids to FCA camps who cannot afford to go, to provide meals for teams as a service outreach, materials for in-school FCA clubs, and other ministry opportunities that may come up throughout the year. [More info]


New Group for Families with Young Children

Begins Sunday, April 11 | 10 AM | Room 1121 (first floor) | Looking for a place to belong? Are you a parent of young kids? This group might be for you! Check it out on April 11. Led by Troy and Kelly McClung.

Bible Center School

Spring Open House

Wednesday, May 5 | 9 AM-2 PM | Considering Christian Education? Want to know what BCS is all about? Come check out BCS while students are in session! Tour the school, meet the faculty, and see what our students are saying about BCS. To schedule your tour, please call (304) 941-1704 and our office staff will be happy to answer your questions and help you choose a time that works best for your schedule.

BCS Employment Opportunities

  • Teacher for 3-year-old Preschool Class | Full-time (with benefits) | Email Preschool Director Machelle Huffman for details.
  • Preschool Summer Employment Opportunities | Email Preschool Director Machelle Huffman for details.
  • Substitute Teachers are needed at BCS (grade levels and days are flexible). Email Principal Stephanie Schafer.