About the Series

March/April 2017

Are you ever discouraged? Could you use a little more hope?

Most of us desire more hope. Hope impacts our health, work, education, and personal meaning. Modern science proves that it even affects our ability to heal. Hopeful patients often have higher levels of dopamine, endorphins and other neurochemicals which promote well-being and energy for living.

If you’re a car enthusiast, hope is your emotional engine. It’s the gasoline that fuels the rest of life. If you’re an Emily Dickinson follower, you remember, “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” Star Wars fans, you’ll never forget the first time you saw Luke Skywalker find “A New Hope” in Episode IV. The Apostle Paul connects faith, hope and love in his first letter to the young Corinthian church (13:13).

Hope is directly related to our sense of possibility. The greater our perception of possibility, the greater our hope. Hope answers the question, “Why bother?”

Join us for this 9-week series as we study key New Testament texts that inspire us with gospel hope.

Messages in this Series

Series Resources

Seeking Family Ministries Administrative Assistant

Seeking Family Ministries Administrative Assistant

Bible Center Church is looking for a team player who's passionate about ministry to kids and teens to serve as Administrative Assistant for Family Ministries. Applicants should be highly organized, computer efficient, and willing to learn. Interested persons should...

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Bible Center Preschool Employment Opportunities

Bible Center Preschool Employment Opportunities

Bible Center Preschool (Birth to Age 3) is looking for team players who are passionate about building into future generations by caring for young children. We are currently seeking teachers and aides. Interested persons should apply online.

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Membership Class

Membership Class

Friday, October 7 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Room 3101/02 Ready to become a member or just want to know more about Bible Center? You're invited to our multi-session Membership Class. It’s a time for you to learn about Bible Center, ask questions, and connect with some of our...

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Sermon Series | God’s Glorious Church: United

Sermon Series | God’s Glorious Church: United

Begins September 18 Everywhere you look today, things seem increasingly divided. The same was true of the society in which the earliest Christians found themselves living. Political upheaval, religious factions, and oppression ruled the day as they have tended to...

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Vision Sunday: God’s Glorious Church

Vision Sunday: God’s Glorious Church

September 11 On September 11, we will launch Vision 22/23. This year’s theme, God’s Glorious Church, is built around Ephesians 4 and will focus on becoming a more unified, equipped, and mature church for the glory of God and with an increasing impact on our state....

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Bible Center Seeks Preschool Director

Bible Center Seeks Preschool Director

Preschool: Birth to Age 3 Bible Center Church is seeking a Director of Preschool Ministries. The Director of Preschool Ministries will foster a Christian environment that allows children, their families, and the staff to develop to their full God-given potential. The...

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Downloads: Fruits of the Spirit

Downloads: Fruits of the Spirit

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

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Bible Center Preschool Employment Opportunities

Bible Center Preschool Employment Opportunities

Quality Care from Birth to Age 3 Bible Center Preschool is looking for team players who are passionate about building into future generations by caring for young children. Job description and qualifications can be viewed here. Interested persons should apply online....

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Kentucky Rebuild Mission Trip

Kentucky Rebuild Mission Trip

September 18-23 Pastor Richard Thompson will be leading a team to help rebuild homes in Eastern Kentucky after last year's tornados. Contact Pastor Thompson with questions or sign up here. Cost is $125.

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New to WV or Bible Center?

New to WV or Bible Center?

Wednesday, August 10 | 6:30-8:30 PM If you're new to West Virginia or new to BIble Center within the last year or two, we'd love to see you Wednesday. Make new friends and get connected with others and with some of our pastors and staff. See you there!

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Resources | Who is the Holy Spirit?

Resources | Who is the Holy Spirit?

This Week's Recommended Books August 7, 2022 - Series: Behold: Filled and Empowered Books: The Forgotten God by Francis Chan The Holy Spirit by Gregg Allison and David Dockery

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High School King’s Island trip

High School King’s Island trip

Wednesday, August 10 Join us for an adventurous day of fun and friends! Registration Register online Cost: $80 (includes meal pass) Other Details Leave @ 8:00 AM Return around 10:30 PM Will need extra spending money for souvenirs.

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Middle School King’s Island trip

Middle School King’s Island trip

Wednesday, August 3 Join us for an adventurous day of fun and friends! Registration Register online Cost: $80 (includes meal pass) Other Details Leave @ 8:00 AM Return around midnight Will need extra spending money for souvenirs.

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Awana Family Cookout

Awana Family Cookout

Wednesday, August 24 | 6:00-7:30 PM If you’re planning on your child attending Awana on Wednesdays this fall, or if you’d like to know more about Awana, you and your family are invited to a cookout as we prepare to launch our Fall program. Come hang out and enjoy food...

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All-Church Fishing Frenzy

All-Church Fishing Frenzy

Saturday, August 20 | 8:30-11:30 AM Wine Cellar Park, Dunbar You're invited to join us for an unforgettable Fishing Frenzy! Meet up with friends and make new ones as we have a blast going for the biggest fish. A parent or caregiver must attend with children. Please...

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All-Family Scavenger Hunt

All-Family Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, June 29 | 6:00-7:30 PM Families are invited to join us for a night of fun as they compete in the scavenger hunt. Charge your phones—you’ll need them! Snacks provided.

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Sermon Series | Behold: Then Sings My Soul

Sermon Series | Behold: Then Sings My Soul

Begins June 5 Our highest calling is to love and glorify God. Often we get so focused on living for God and doing for God that we forget to set our gaze on God. The desire and goal of this series is to set our eyes, hearts, and souls on the beauty and majesty of God....

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Free Health Clinic to Be Held at Bible Center School

Free Health Clinic to Be Held at Bible Center School

After being put on hold through the pandemic, the Health Right and Remote Area Medical clinic will be back at Bible Center School (BCS) this year. The clinic was first held at BCS in 2018 and offers a wide variety of medical services free of charge. Read the full...

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Women’s Summer Book Study

Women’s Summer Book Study

Tuesdays, June 7-July 26 | 6-8 PM | Room 3101/02 Come enjoy going through the book, “Find Your People: Building Deep Community in a Lonely World” by Jennie Allen. All ladies are invited to come hang out and be encouraged. No materials needed unless you’d like to...

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Summer at Bible Center

Summer at Bible Center

Stay connected this summer! From yard sales and camps to serving opportunities and VBS, there’s something for everyone! Our summer sermon series will cause us to slow down and set our eyes, hearts, and souls on the beauty and majesty of God as we look at the Father,...

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College & Young Adults Night

College & Young Adults Night

Friday, June 3 | 7:00 PM | at Bible Center Church 100 Bible Center Drive | Charleston 25309 Music, food, outdoor games | Invite your friends and plan to join us for an evening of fun and hanging out. For more info, contact Emma Neill: (603) 937-0160 or Jagur Smith:...

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Guest Speaker John Page

Guest Speaker John Page

Sunday, May 22 | 8:45, 10:00, 11:15 AM We'll welcome John and Christy Page to our services this Sunday. We are thrilled to welcome John and Christy Page to our Global Outreach Sunday. The Pages’ connection to Bible Center goes way back as Christy grew up in our youth...

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Emerge | Summer Camp (7th-12th)

Emerge | Summer Camp (7th-12th)

Tuesday-Saturday | July 5- 9, 2021 Upcoming 7th graders through graduated 12th graders The HSM and MSM are excited for an amazing week of camp. You won't want to miss it! We are partnering up with River Ridge Teays Valley to create a fun and unique experience for our...

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Save the Dates for VBS!

Save the Dates for VBS!

July 11-14 | 6:00-8:30 PM | Pre-K - 5th Grade Mark your calendars and plan now to attend Vacation Bible School! ...Fun music, engaging lessons, worship, and our new SPAM Camp! SPAM stands for Sports, Art, and Music. This year, in addition to our regular worship and...

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Alpine Junior Camp

Alpine Junior Camp

Monday-Friday | August 1-5, 2022 For campers from 8 years old through 5th Grade It's that time again! Summer camp will be here before you know it! Each year, 8-11 year-olds have the opportunity to go to Alpine for an exciting week of camp. They travel as a group...

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Global Outreach Sunday

Global Outreach Sunday

Bible Center Church has a long history of partnering with and supporting local and global missionaries and sending out GO (Global Outreach) Teams. As part of our mission to make disciples of Jesus, supporting our local and global partners make that possible in places...

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Membership Class

Membership Class

Wednesday, May 25 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Room 3101/02 Ready to join the mission? You're invited to our multi-session Membership Class. It’s a time for you to learn about Bible Center, ask questions, and connect with some of our staff. If you're interested in becoming a...

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Honoring Our 2022 Graduates

Honoring Our 2022 Graduates

We will recognize 2022 graduates in the BIble Center family on Sunday, May 15. High School graduates will be recognized in the 11:15 AM service as well. Submit names of graduates by Wednesday, May 11. High School College & Above

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Baptism Sunday

Baptism Sunday

May 15 | 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 see your baptism. This special intimate baptism service is for anyone who is ready to take...

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You’re Invited to Lunch with our Missionaries

You’re Invited to Lunch with our Missionaries

Sunday, May 22 | 1:00 PM | at Bible Center School Would you like to get to know some of our Global Missionaries better? As part of our Global Outreach Sunday, we are providing the opportunity to do just that! Come and hang out with us and enjoy a delicious lunch as...

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Life After Divorce Support Group

Life After Divorce Support Group

1st and 3rd Mondays | May 2-November 21 Discover hope and healing in a safe, caring environment. Our Life After Divorce group invites you to join us as we move through 13 sessions using the newly revised DivorceCare program. This includes video seminars featuring many...

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Parenting Group | A New 8-Week Study

Parenting Group | A New 8-Week Study

Sundays, April 24-June 12 | 11:15 AM | Living Room Join us for an 8-week study of the book Seen: Despair and Anxiety in Kids and Teenagers and the Power of Connection. All are welcome! Led by Jon & Melissa Duffy and Bill Scharf.

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Parenting Group | A New 8-Week Study

Parenting Group | A New 8-Week Study

Sundays, April 24-June 12 | 11:15 AM | Living Room An 8-week study of the book Seen: Despair and Anxiety in Kids and Teenagers and the Power of Connection. All are welcome! Led by Jon & Melissa Duffy and Bill Scharf.

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Sermon Series | The End and The Beginning

Sermon Series | The End and The Beginning

Begins April 17 The death and resurrection of Jesus may feel like the “end” when we consider all that He endured in the days and moments before He said, “It is finished.” Yet those very words announced that the debt of our sin had been paid by His sacrifice. But it...

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Golf Scramble

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Golf Scramble

Friday, May 13 • Edgewood Country Club 12541 Derricks Creek Road | Charleston 25320 Sign up to play or to be a sponsor by contacting our FCA Local Partner Tim Britton at (304) 881-2561. 7:30 AM – Sign in 9:00 AM – Shotgun start $100/person or $400/team Lunch provided;...

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Alpine Junior Camp (new dates!)

Alpine Junior Camp (new dates!)

Monday-Friday | August 1-5, 2022 For campers from 8 years old through 5th Grade It's that time again! Summer camp will be here before you know it! Each year, 8-11 year-olds have the opportunity to go to Alpine for an exciting week of camp. They travel as a group...

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Good Friday Service

Good Friday Service

April 15 | 7 PM Good Friday is a special time to look back in awe and wonder at the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross. Join us for a creative hour of dramatic Scripture reading, art, singing, prayer, and communion as we reflect on the person of Christ, the...

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Guest Speaker Pastor Shawn Thornton

Guest Speaker Pastor Shawn Thornton

Sunday, April 10 | 8:45, 10:00, 11:15 AM We'll welcome Pastor Shawn Thornton to our services next weekend. Pastor Shawn accepted the call to become Bible Center’s 4th Senior Pastor in 1997. Together, for nearly 11 years, the church—and Shawn—grew! During his tenure,...

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Ready to be baptized?

Ready to be baptized?

April 10 | 12:30 PM Ready to go public with your faith in Jesus? On Sunday, April 10, your friends and family can gather in the Worship Center after the morning services (12:30 PM) to see you baptized. This special, intimate baptism service is for anyone who is ready...

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Emerge | Summer Camp (7th-12th)

Emerge | Summer Camp (7th-12th)

Tuesday-Saturday | July 5- 9, 2021 Upcoming 7th graders through graduated 12th graders The HSM and MSM are excited for an amazing week of camp. You won't want to miss it! We are partnering up with River Ridge Teays Valley to create a fun and unique experience for our...

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Women’s Spring Event | IF:Gathering 2022

Women’s Spring Event | IF:Gathering 2022

Friday, April 22 | 6-9 PM Saturday, April 23 | 9:00 AM-12:30 PM Bible Center is excited to present the IF:Gathering 2022 conference for women. IF:Gathering exists to equip women with gospel-centered resources, events, and community so that they may learn about who God...

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Camp Scholarship Fund

Camp Scholarship Fund

Did you know? 85% of people who come to faith in Christ do so by the age of 18! Summer Camp is a crucial time in the lives of students, and many teens make decisions to follow Jesus or to renew their commitment to Him during a week that's focused on meeting kids where...

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Spring Forward!

Spring Forward!

Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night! Daylight Saving begins Sunday, March 13.

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Spring Member Meeting

Spring Member Meeting

Sunday, March 20 | 6 PM Members and those planning to become members are invited to join us for an evening of child dedication, prayer, ministry updates, and Huskey's ice cream.

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You’re Invited | Easter Egg Hunt

You’re Invited | Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 9 You're invited to our community Easter Egg Hunt! Candy and prize-filled plastic eggs galore! Giveaways Chick-fil-A boxed lunches on site ($12) Pictures with the Easter Bunny and Chick-FIl-A cow Bike park, playground, fire pit open Fun activities, and...

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True Girl: A Mother-Daughter Bible Study

True Girl: A Mother-Daughter Bible Study

Sundays, April 3-May 29 | 11:15 AM A mother-daughter Bible study for 4th-5th grade girls Led by Kate Willetts and Holly Bohman Our girls are dealing with so many issues in today’s world! The enemy is lying to them and they are in danger of believing his lies. Let's...

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Night of Worship

Night of Worship

Thursday, March 17 • 7 PM • Worship Center Come enjoy an evening of worship as we sing through both familiar and new music. Invite a friend to join us! Sing to the LORD, praise His name; proclaim His salvation day after day. Declare His glory among the nations, his...

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Help Welcome the Community to the Easter Egg Hunt!

Help Welcome the Community to the Easter Egg Hunt!

Saturday, April 9 • 10:00 AM-Noon Think Trunk or Treat, only in the Spring! We need your help to welcome our community for our Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 9 from 10:00 AM-Noon. Donate: plastic eggs small individually-wrapped candy plastic eggs already filled...

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College & Young Adults Game Night

College & Young Adults Game Night

Saturday, February 12 | 8:00-10:30 PM | at Bible Center Church 100 Bible Center Drive | Charleston 25309 Music, Food, Board & Video Games | Invite your friends and plan to join us for a night of fun! For more info, contact Emma Neill: (603) 937-0160 or Jagur...

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Upcoming Member Meetings

Upcoming Member Meetings

Save the Dates! This year’s Member Meetings will be held at 6 PM on March 20, June 26, and September 25. Mark your calendars now, and plan to join us. Members—and those considering membership—are invited to our Member Meetings on campus at 6 PM. Join us for an hour of...

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Membership Class

Membership Class

Friday, February 25 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Room 3105/06 Join our pastors and staff for our multi-session Membership Class and a peek behind the curtain at our core beliefs, discipleship mission, gospel vision, strategic plan, core values, staff team, and ministry practices....

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Resource | Life Lessons from James

Resource | Life Lessons from James

This Week's Recommended Book January 23, 2022 - Series: Wholly Transformed Sermon: Transformed Through Mercy Book: Life Lessons from James: Practical Wisdom by Max Lucado

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Save the Date | Child Dedication Service

Save the Date | Child Dedication Service

Sunday, March 20 | 5 PM For Members or Members-in-Process | Child Dedication services are uniquely special for our members and their guests. Child Dedication at Bible Center is now held on Sunday evenings, at least a couple of times each year, and has a three-fold...

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Parents’ Afternoon Out

Parents’ Afternoon Out

Saturday, January 22 | 1-4 PM | BCS RAM Center | FREE babysitting! One of our high school girl’s small groups and their leaders would like to provide childcare for you for THREE hours on Saturday afternoon. This is a great opportunity for a date with your spouse,...

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College & Young Adults Game Night

College & Young Adults Game Night

Friday, January 28 | 8:30 PM-Midnight | at Bible Center School Open Gym, Music, Food, Board & Video Games | Invite your friends and plan to join us for a night of fun at the Bible Center School campus. For more info, contact Emma Neill: (603) 937-0160 or Jagur...

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Bible Readers’ Reception

Bible Readers’ Reception

Wednesday, January 19 | 6-7 PM | Room 3101/02 Did you read through your Bible in 2021? So far, our count is well over 100 and still growing. If so, join Pastor Matt for a casual reception. We'll have light snacks and drinks, and Pastor Matt will lead a fun discussion...

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Baptism Sunday

Baptism Sunday

February 27 | 12:30 PM Ready to go public with your faith in Jesus? Get baptized! On Sunday, February 27, your friends and family can gather in the Worship Center after the morning services (12:30 PM) to see you baptized. This special, intimate baptism service is for...

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Line Dancing Class

Line Dancing Class

Tuesdays | January 18-May 24 | 6-8 PM | Room 1122/23 Join us for Line Dancing Class! Not only is it fun, but it's also great exercise for the body and brain! Registration is required since the class size is limited. Contact Ann McGrath (instructor) with questions. The...

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Parent Breakfast

Parent Breakfast

Sunday, January 23 | 10:00 & 11:15 AM | Room 1122/23 For all parents of K-5th grade kids | Families are invited to enjoy a free breakfast hosted by the Children’s Ministry! Hang out with other parents and savor delicious food as Pastor Steve shares news and...

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Dodgeball (3rd-5th)

Dodgeball (3rd-5th)

Saturday, January 22 | 10 AM-1 PM | BCS Gym The Middle School Ministry will be hosting a Dodgeball event for kids in grades 3-5. Pizza will be provided. Invite a friend and join in the fun! The cost is $5. Register to play. Contact Pastor Josh Willetts or Pastor Steve...

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Sermon Series | Wholly Transformed

Sermon Series | Wholly Transformed

Begins January 6 & 9 If you lived with Jesus—literally, in the same house with Jesus—for 10-20 years, do you think it would change you? It certainly transformed James, Jesus’ half-brother and author of the book of James. (You can read more about him in Mark 6:3,...

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Moms with Full Plates Group

Moms with Full Plates Group

Begins Friday, January 21 | 6-8 PM 1st & 3rd Friday each month | Home of Aryelle Shields | Calling all busy and overwhelmed moms! Dinner will be provided. Contact Aryelle at (304) 844-4807.

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Nerf & Pizza Night

Nerf & Pizza Night

Wednesday, January 12 | 6 PM | K-5th Grade We'll kick off the new year with loads of fun... invite a friend, and we'll see you there!

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December 26 | All Services Virtual

December 26 | All Services Virtual

This is a special—though unusual—Sunday for the Bible Center family. Instead of hosting in-person worship gatherings, Sunday's services will be completely virtual: online (8:15, 10:00, and 11:15 AM) or on WCHS-TV (10 AM). Our normal service schedule will resume on...

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Emerge WKND (Winter Retreat)

Emerge WKND (Winter Retreat)

Friday-Sunday | January 21-23, 2021 Winter Retreat | Grades 6-12 Students, our next big event is coming up in January, and we can't wait to see you there! It is sure to challenge students in their faith and take our small groups to a new level. What to expect:...

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2021 Important Charitable Contribution Rules

2021 Important Charitable Contribution Rules

In America, December is a time for giving. And it goes beyond simply gifts to family and friends. Americans celebrate Christmas with an outpouring of contributions to churches and worthwhile causes. From the red kettles of the Salvation Army…

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Women’s Gift Exchange

Women’s Gift Exchange

Saturday, December 18 | 9:30-11:30 AM All ladies are invited to a gift exchange like you’ve never seen! Bring 4 identical unwrapped gifts and join us for the fun, coffee, and snacks.

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Christmas Offering 2021

Christmas Offering 2021

Through the years, the Bible Center family has creatively given in various ways during the holidays. This year we are designating all December giving as the “Christmas Offering.” All December giving focuses on two goals: Fund the ministry Expand the ministry #1 – Fund...

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Christmas at Bible Center

Christmas at Bible Center

Stay up to date on events, service times, and changes over the holidays. We’re excited to celebrate with you this year! View the holiday schedule.

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Christmas Carol Hymn Sing

Christmas Carol Hymn Sing

Saturday, December 4 | 5:30 PM | Lobby Gather around the piano for a night of Christmas music and fellowship. We’ll sing our favorite Christmas carols and take requests. We hope to see you there!

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Health Fair Hosted at Charleston Church

Health Fair Hosted at Charleston Church

Gazette Mail Article from November 18, 2021 A Hero and Health Fair was held at Bible Center Church by the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, CAMC Women's & Children's Hospital, WV Health Network, Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority, Kanawha County...

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Sermon Series | Awkward Family Christmas

Sermon Series | Awkward Family Christmas

Begins December 2 & 5 In just two weeks, we'll start our Christmas series! Plan now to invite a friend and join us for a brand new look at the Christmas story. Let’s be honest. We can all relate to awkward family Christmas moments. It’s that time of year again...

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Holidays at Bible Center

Holidays at Bible Center

Thanksgiving is next week, and before you know it the Christmas season will be here! Stay up to date on events, service times, and changes over the holidays. We’re excited to celebrate with you this year! View the holiday schedule.

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Bible Center Preschool Expands, Seeks Teachers

Bible Center Preschool Expands, Seeks Teachers

Quality Care from Birth to Age 2 In early 2022, Bible Center's preschool program will expand to include children from birth (6 weeks old) to 2 years old. After decades of providing quality child care and early education for 3- to 4-year-olds, we believe that offering...

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Crafty? Help others make gifts this holiday season!

Crafty? Help others make gifts this holiday season!

The Maker's Center | Weekdays from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Crafters and artisans: We are actively seeking volunteers who can demonstrate how to make a craft or handmade item and assist others in making it for clients in recovery who will be coming to the Maker's Center daily...

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OWLS Christmas Dinner & Lights

OWLS Christmas Dinner & Lights

Thursday, December 9 | 4-9 PM | Age 55+ Thursday, December 9 | 4-9 PM | Celebrate the Season with a trip to see the Logan County Christmas Lights! Transportation and dinner at Chief Logan Lodge included. Meet in the church lobby at 4 PM; return time approximately 9...

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Family Movie Night | The Polar Express

Family Movie Night | The Polar Express

Friday, December 3 | 6 PM | Base Camp Families are invited to join us for a family movie night, featuring The Polar Express. Pizza, cookies, and hot cocoa will be provided. Pajamas, slippers, and blankets are encouraged! Registration is requested to help us with...

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Guest Speaker Dr. John King

Guest Speaker Dr. John King

Thursday, November 11 | 7 PM Sunday, November 14 | 8:45, 10:00, 11:15 AM We'll welcome Dr. John King next weekend to wrap up our Family Bundle series. On Thursday evening and Sunday morning, Dr. John King will conclude our 10-week Family Bundle series with a Bible...

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Fall Back!

Fall Back!

Daylight Saving Time will end Sunday, November 7. Remember to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night!

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Memorial Poinsettias

Memorial Poinsettias

Order by November 21 Bible Center will soon be decorating our church with beautiful, red poinsettias in memory of those who have shared with us the joys of the seasons past. On Sunday, December 12, a memorial tribute of names will scroll before each service. You may...

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Saturday Night IHOP & Ice (High School)

Saturday Night IHOP & Ice (High School)

Saturday, November 13 | 7 PM-Midnight Join us for a great time of food, friends, and ice skating (and bumper cars)! We will meet at IHOP in Southridge at 7 PM to eat and hang out. Beginning at 9 PM, the ice rink belongs to HSM! Bumper cars will also be available for...

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Pickleball Courts Now Available

Pickleball Courts Now Available

Three Pickleball courts are now available on the South end of the parking lot. Grab a few friends, and enjoy this new addition to our park area. Gear is on-site, and the courts may be used any time during the day. Pickleball enthusiast Danny Rader will be available on...

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BCS Christmas Craft & Vendor Show

BCS Christmas Craft & Vendor Show

Friday, November 19, 6-8 PM Saturday, November 20, 11 AM-3 PM Bible Center School is excited to hold its second Christmas Craft and Vendor Show! A variety of beautiful items will be available from over 20 different crafters and vendors. Plan to come out and shop for...

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Thanksgiving Food Collection & Distribution

Thanksgiving Food Collection & Distribution

Food Collection October 27-November 11 To help those who are in need, Bible Center is collecting 3,000 boxes of Stove Top Stuffing for the annual Union Mission Thanksgiving Food Distribution. Donations can be dropped off along the wall outside of the auditorium or at...

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Bible Center School Veterans Day Celebration

Bible Center School Veterans Day Celebration

Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 8:30 & 10:00 AM Bible Center School | 1111 Oakhurst Drive The Bible Center School children are hosting the annual Veterans Day Program to honor the men and women who protect us and have served their country. This year's program will...

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Bible Center Preschool Expands, Seeks Teachers

Bible Center Preschool Expands, Seeks Teachers

Quality Care from Birth to Age 2 In early 2022, Bible Center's preschool program will expand to include children from birth (6 weeks old) to 2 years old. After decades of providing quality child care and early education for 3- to 4-year-olds, we believe that offering...

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Overcoming Anxiety Pop-Up

Overcoming Anxiety Pop-Up

Sundays in November | 8:45 AM & 11:15 AM | Living Room Life can be overwhelming, and anxiety may creep in or completely take over. In these three sessions, we’ll look at people in the Bible who struggled with anxiety, truths God gives us, and practical tips for...

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Trunk or Treat: Jump in now!

Trunk or Treat: Jump in now!

Sunday, October 24 • 4-6 PM With only a little more than a week to go, there's still time to jump in by providing a car or candy! Drop off bags of individually wrapped candy in the lobby. Provide a car (decorated or undecorated) Serve at the Event (Sign up here)...

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New Group | Line Dancing

New Group | Line Dancing

Tuesdays or Thursdays | November 2-December 16 | 1st Floor For men and women, young and old Have you ever wanted to learn to line dance and never had the chance? A line dancing group will begin on November 2. Choose a day, or come for both. Tuesdays | 6-8 PM Thursdays...

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Sermon Series | Struggle Bus

Sermon Series | Struggle Bus

Begins October 21 & 24 Family life can be difficult all by itself. Mix in a mental health challenge or two, a dash of unmet expectations, a spoonful of doubting your self-worth, and a pound of conflict... You have the perfect recipe for a seemingly impossible...

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Regroup | An Evening for Women

Regroup | An Evening for Women

Friday, November 5 | 7-9 PM | Auditorium | Free Ladies, we’ve all had a front-row seat on The Struggle Bus for too long, and it’s time to get off! Come refuel your tank with an evening of worship and time together with friends. Be encouraged by speakers such as Jennie...

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DivorceCare Support Group

DivorceCare Support Group

1st & 3rd Mondays | 6:30 PM | Zoom Discover hope, healing, and Christ-centered advice if you are in the middle of a divorce or have been through a divorce. A participant’s workbook can be purchased to go along with the study. Contact Donna Pethtel (304-767-4574)...

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Insomnia (Middle School)

Insomnia (Middle School)

November 5-6 | 9 PM-6 AM | Bible Center School Hey, students! Are you ready for one of the best nights of your life? Join us for INSOMNIA! What are we doing? Sky Zone, ice skating, broomball, inflatables, tasty Chick-Fil-A, and all kinds of crazy games! Invite your...

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Make a Lasting Impact. Leave an Eternal Legacy.

Make a Lasting Impact. Leave an Eternal Legacy.

Legacy Grandparenting Summit October 21-22 | 9:00 AM-4:30 PM | Live Simulcast Event | Auditorium Two Inspiring Days That Will Help You Become a More Intentional Christian Grandparent Many grandparents play extensive roles in the lives of their grandkids, and many are...

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Celebrate Recovery | New Time & Location

Celebrate Recovery | New Time & Location

Tuesday, October 5 | 6:30 PM | West Side A new time and location for Celebrate Recovery (CR), starting October 5! Bible Center's CR will begin meeting at Lion of Judah Church, 513 Patrick Street. 6:30 PM - Large Group 7:30 PM - Small Groups We're excited to be on the...

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Resource | Grace-Based Parenting

Resource | Grace-Based Parenting

This Week's Recommended Book September 26, 2021 - Series: Family Bundle: Reno Sermon: #ParentingGoals Book: Grace Based Parenting: Set Your Family Free by Tim Kimmel

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Hymn Sing!

Hymn Sing!

Sunday, October 3 | 6 PM | Gathering Space Join us as we gather around the piano to sing some favorites! It will be an informal time as Mary Beth Malcolm leads on piano. We'll take requests and spend the hour worshiping through song. Anyone is invited... hope to see...

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Guest Speaker Dan Martin

Guest Speaker Dan Martin

Thursday, September 23 | 7 PM Sunday, September 26 | 8:45, 10:00, 11:15 AM We'll welcome Dan Martin to our services this weekend! Dan will talk about parenting in today's world. How can we parent with grace and truth? Whether you're a parent, guardian, grandparent, or...

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Sermon Series | Trending

Sermon Series | Trending

Begins September 30 & October 3 What would your great-grandma say if she could see society today? How do we navigate our digital world and teach our children to do the same? How does the concept of singleness fit within the bigger picture of family? What do the...

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Trunk or Treat: All Hands on Deck!

Trunk or Treat: All Hands on Deck!

Sunday, October 24 • 4-6 PM Trunk or Treat will be here before you know it, and we're excited to join with you in the effort this year! We have opportunities for individuals, families, and groups. Donate candy, decorate a car, or choose from a number of ways to plug...

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Mark Your Calendars | Legacy Grandparenting Summit

Mark Your Calendars | Legacy Grandparenting Summit

Two Inspiring Days That Will Help You Become a More Intentional Christian Grandparent You can have an incredible impact on the spiritual direction and destiny of your grandchildren with the right tools and encouragement. Let us help! Get your tickets today to the 2021...

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Living Your Purpose Past 50

Living Your Purpose Past 50

Sundays in October | 10:00 & 11:15 AM | Room 3105/06 From limitations and opportunities to parenting adult kids and deciding to thrive, these two sessions will encourage and inspire you. The content is the same at 10:00 and 11:15. Does any of this Matter? My Kids...

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Sermon Series | Reno

Sermon Series | Reno

Begins September 9 & 12 What is a family? What priorities does Jesus call His followers to have within our families? What’s a grace-based, gospel-centered marriage look like, and is it even possible? What about raising children and grandchildren in this grace and...

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Outdoor Baptism (Sept. 19)

Outdoor Baptism (Sept. 19)

Sunday, September 19 | 2:30 PM | Forks of Coal Area If you’d like to be baptized, let us know today. We'll follow up right away. Baptism Location From Parkway Rd. (Bible Center Dr. intersection) Drive 6.1 miles southbound on SR-119 Turn left onto Little Coal River Rd....

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Membership Night | Save the Date!

Membership Night | Save the Date!

Friday, September 17 | 6:30-9:00 PM | Room 3105/06 Join our pastors and staff for our multi-session Membership Night! Register today!  What is Membership Night? It’s a peek behind the curtain at our core beliefs, discipleship mission, gospel vision, strategic plan,...

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The Pursuit: Parenting in a Sexualized, Digital Age

The Pursuit: Parenting in a Sexualized, Digital Age

A free 2-day event proclaiming hope and equipping men and women to lead their families and communities in the pursuit of purity. Register Today!     Add to: Google Calendar | iCal About the Weekend The Pursuit: Parenting in a Sexualized, Digital Age is a 4-session...

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Fall Member Meeting

Fall Member Meeting

Sunday, September 12 | 6 PM Members—and those considering membership—are invited to our Fall Member Meeting on campus at 6 PM. Join us for an hour of prayer, vision, celebration, and ministry updates by multiple staff and volunteers. Add to: Google Calendar...

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Intentional Parenting in a Stressed-Out World

Intentional Parenting in a Stressed-Out World

Sundays in September | 8:45 AM & 11:15 AM | Living Room Through three separate sessions, learn about self-care, strategies and discipline, and how to help your kids shine. The content is the same at 8:45 and 11:15. Led by Michelle Thompson. September 12 | Me...

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Sermon Series | Family Bundle

Sermon Series | Family Bundle

Begins September 9 & 12 A Fall series focused on improving relationships, understanding what God says about trending topics, and gleaning hope from God's Word in life's toughest moments. About the Family Bundle Initiative: “You win when you bundle!” That’s what...

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Sermon Series | Start Again

Sermon Series | Start Again

Begins August 19 & 22 “Start again.” Those two little words resonate deeply within our souls. Children are starting back to school. College students are moving into new dormitories and making new friends. Evening bonfires are being rekindled. Lovers are dating...

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Outdoor Baptism (Sept. 19)

Outdoor Baptism (Sept. 19)

Sunday, September 19 | 2:30 PM | Forks of Coal Area If you’d like to be baptized, let Pastor Matt Friend know today. He or one of the pastors will follow up right away. Baptism Location From Parkway Rd. (Bible Center Dr. intersection) Drive 6.1 miles southbound on...

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Family Ministry Fall Kick-Off

Family Ministry Fall Kick-Off

Kids Back to School Party | August 18 | 6 PM AWANA Begins August 25 | 6 PM Contact Julianna Vogt (Early Childhood) Contact Pastor Steve Neill (K-5th) Middle School Ministry (MSM) Back to School Party | August 18 | 6 PM Wednesdays, now through November | 6:00-7:30 PM |...

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Back-to-School Party for the Whole Family

Back-to-School Party for the Whole Family

Wednesday, August 18 | 6:00-7:30 PM Early Childhood through Middle School students are invited to a Back to School Party! We'll enjoy hot dogs and Huskey's Ice Cream, a slip 'n slide, and kickball. We are asking all parents to stay and hang out with us. Join us for a...

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Promotion Sunday

Promotion Sunday

Sunday, August 8 As we celebrate our kids moving up one grade, please note the following: Kindergarten children will report to Base Camp (Room 1102-A). Middle and high school students will meet in Room 1104/05.

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Discipleship Groups Kick-Off

Discipleship Groups Kick-Off

Saturday, August 21 | 9:00-10:30 AM What is it? A brief informational seminar led by Pastor Mike Graham Who should come? Anyone who wants to learn more about groups Anyone considering joining a group Anyone coaching, leading, or participating in a Discipleship Group...

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Summer Member Meeting

Summer Member Meeting

Sunday, June 27 | 6 PM Members and attenders are welcome to tune in at 6 PM via our online platform (BibleCenter.Online.Church). Join us for an hour of prayer, vision, celebration, and ministry updates by multiple staff and volunteers. Members will also vote on the...

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Campfire Summer Sing

Campfire Summer Sing

Wednesday, June 23 | 6 PM | North Woods Group singing is coming back! Come and join us for an evening of singing. We’ll gather together around the fire pit to sing hymns and worship songs, fellowship with friends, and snack on s’mores. Everyone’s invited, regardless...

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Sermon Series | Reset

Sermon Series | Reset

Begins June 10 & 13 “How did I get here?" These are the words of many Christians on the brink of burnout or in the midst of breakdown. They are exhausted, depressed, anxious, stressed, and joyless. Their time is spent doing many good things, but their pace is...

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Summer in Children’s Ministry

Summer in Children’s Ministry

2 years old through 5th Grade Mark your calendars now, and plan to bring the kids out to be part of our Summer activities. Invites friends or neighbors—it will be a blast! Contact Jane or Pastor Steve with questions. Early Childhood Schedule | K-5th Grade...

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Summer in MSM & HSM

Summer in MSM & HSM

Middle and High School Ministries Stay connected with friends this summer! Pastors Josh and Ryan have planned a ton of summer fun and hope to see you there! Middle School Schedule | High School Schedule

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End-of-Year Giving

End-of-Year Giving

Our 2020-21 fiscal year ends June 30, and we want to head into the new year with strength! Thank you for your part in the many ministries of Bible Center Church! The generous offerings from the people of Bible Center enable us to continue making disciples who make...

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Summer at Bible Center

Summer at Bible Center

Stay connected this summer! From yard sales and camps to serving opportunities and VBS, there’s something for everyone! Bible Center School is also offering several opportunities for summer learning, soccer, music lessons, tutoring, and more! Find out more here!

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Get Ready for VBS!

Get Ready for VBS!

June 13-16 | 6-8 PM | Age 3-5th Grade Mark your calendars and plan now to attend Vacation Bible School! ...Fun music, engaging lessons, crafts, and more! Evening snacks will be provided. Save time at check-in by pre-registering your kids! Press Play & Get in the...

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New Weekend Schedule Begins May 9

New Weekend Schedule Begins May 9

Mother’s Day (May 9) will follow the model we recently used for Christmas and Easter with all weekend services—including Thursday night, May 6—being identical. Thursday | 7 PM | On Campus Sunday | 8:45 AM | On Campus, Online Sunday | 10:00 AM | On Campus, Online, On...

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May We Serve

May We Serve

May We Serve gives us the perfect opportunity to love our neighbors well in the name of Jesus. We hope you will join us! How do I get involved? Register for a service project. You will be contacted by the project leader with details.   Church-Wide May We Serve...

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Honoring Our Graduates

Honoring Our Graduates

We will honor our 2021 graduates on Sunday, May 23, with a slide show prior to the morning services. High School graduates will be recognized in HSM on Wednesday, May 12. To submit names of any individuals in our church family who are graduating from high school,...

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Membership Night

Membership Night

Friday, May 14 | 6:30-9:00 PM | On Campus or Online Join our pastors and staff for our multi-session Membership Night! What is Membership Night? It’s a peek behind the curtain at our core beliefs, discipleship mission, gospel vision, strategic plan, core values, staff...

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Camp Scholarship Fund

Camp Scholarship Fund

Did you know? 85% of people who come to faith in Christ do so by the age of 18! Summer Camp is a crucial time in the lives of students, and many teens make decisions to follow Jesus or to renew their commitment to Him during a week that's focused on meeting kids where...

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Day Care Interest Survey

Day Care Interest Survey

While evaluating needs in our community, providing care for infants and toddlers continues to come to the surface. As we do our due diligence, we value your thoughts on the value of an endeavor like this. If you are interested or know someone who might be, would you...

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Baptism Sunday

Baptism Sunday

Sunday | May 16, 2021 Baptism is an outward expression of faith after someone has decided to follow Jesus. If you've been thinking about getting baptized, we’re providing many opportunities on May 16 in a safe (and chlorinated!) setting. You can gather with friends...

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Bible Center Infant/Toddler Care Interest Survey

Bible Center Infant/Toddler Care Interest Survey

While evaluating needs in our community, providing care for infants and toddlers continues to come to the surface. As we do our due diligence, we value your thoughts on the value of an endeavor like this. If you are interested or know someone who might be, would you...

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Bible Center School Open House

Bible Center School Open House

Wednesday, May 5 | 9 AM-2 PM | Preschool through 8th Grade 1111 Oakhurst Drive • Charleston, WV 25314  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...

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Child Dedication Service

Child Dedication Service

Thursday | 7 PM Sunday | 8:45 AM | 10:00 AM | 11:15 AM Child dedications highlight parents’ commitments to raise their children with a God-centered approach to parenting. Held during the beginning of the worship services, child dedication is not a sacrament or a means...

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Golf Scramble

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Golf Scramble

Friday, May 14 • Edgewood Country Club • Charleston, WV Sign up to play or to be a sponsor by contacting our FCA Global Partner Tim Britton at (304) 881-2561. 12541 Derricks Creek Road | Charleston 25320 7:30 AM – Sign in 9:00 AM – Shotgun start $100/person or...

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Sermon Series | Are You Certain?

Sermon Series | Are You Certain?

Begins April 8 & 11 Are you certain 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...

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Women’s Softball Openings

Women’s Softball Openings

There are openings for Bible Center's women's softball team. If you are interested in playing church league ball, please sign up here. Email Dick Riffe with questions, or call him at (304) 346-0431.

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