Pastor’s Letter

Dear Bible Center family & friends,

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

This weekend we continue our 14-week “Wholly Transformed” series, walking verse by verse through the New Testament book of James. You can watch or listen to any of these messages on our app, on our sermon podcast, or on the series page here.

Today Pastor Mike will set the stage for our study in James 4 next week, preparing our hearts for what is to come.

James will call us to submit to God, draw near to God, and humble ourselves in the presence of God. But before addressing all that James talks about—discord, jealousy, and pride—let’s resolve to dwell in His presence with all of our hearts, souls, and minds, allowing Him to transform us to be more and more like Him.

Let me encourage you to take notes, follow along with the sermon notes on the app, or skip directly to the printable sermon notes here.

Praying heart-transformation for you and me,

Matt Friend
Lead Pastor

This Week at a Glance

Thursday | February 17
  • 7 PM | Worship Service
Sunday | February 20

(Kids/Students Schedule | Groups Schedule)

  • 8:45 AM | On Campus & Online
  • 8:45 AM | Baptism Class | Base Camp (for kids and their parents)
  • 10:00 AM | On Campus, Online, WCHS-TV
  • 11:15 AM | On Campus, Online
Tuesday | February 22
Wednesday | February 23
  • 6 PM | Awana (2 yrs old-5th Grade)
  • 6 PM | Middle School (MSM)
  • 7 PM | High School (HSM) | School Campus

News & Events

Membership Class
February 25 | 6:30-8:30 PM

Join our pastors and staff for our multi-session Membership Class! Take a peek behind the curtain at our core beliefs, discipleship mission, gospel vision, strategic plan, core values, staff team, and ministry practices. We’ll answer your questions and get to know each other while interacting with our staff and others considering membership.

Baptism Service
February 27 | 12:30 PM

Ready to go public with your faith in Jesus? Get baptized! Your friends and family can gather in the Worship Center after the morning services (12:30 PM) to celebrate with you. Let Pastor Matt know that you’re ready to take this next step in your spiritual journey.  More Info

Church Life

Nominations for Elders and Deacons

Church members are invited to submit names for consideration for the positions of Elder and Deacon for the new fiscal year starting July 1. The Nominating Committee meets to consider your nominations in March and April. Email Sheri Skidmore with your nominations.

Employment Opportunities

Two part-time positions are available in the Facilities Department. Contact Steve DeBord at or (304) 346-0431.


Baptism Class

Sunday, February 20 | 8:45 AM | Parents are invited to Base Camp with their children if they are interested in learning more about baptism. Pastor Steve Neill will discuss baptism and answer questions.

Child Dedication

Sunday, March 20 | 5 PM | For current members or members-in-process | Child Dedication at Bible Center is now held on Sunday evenings in conjunction with Member Meetings. Ready to dedicate your baby or small child? View the schedule, FAQs, and more info, or register now.

Bible Center School

Employment Opportunity

We are now hiring a Middle School English teacher! Looking for a qualified, self-motivated person who has a love for teaching English and Reading. Applicants must be willing to teach all learners and create an environment where students thrive through engaged learning. Please email Principal Schafer for more information.

Bible Center Preschool

Employment Opportunities

This spring, Bible Center’s preschool program will expand to include children from birth (6 weeks old) to 2 years old. We are looking for team players who are passionate about building into future generations by caring for young children while inspiring a love for learning. We are currently receiving applications for open positions.

Complete the application here. Jane Jackson-Fowler, Director of Preschool Ministries, will follow up with applicants. Positions available:

  • 1 Lead teacher
  • 1 Floater

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