What to Expect

We know it can be hard to visit a new place, and we want you to feel at home. What can you expect when visiting Bible Center Church? Read on to find out!

Service TimesService Styles

A Welcoming Atmosphere

  • Our Welcome Team is ready for you! Come a few minutes early to enjoy coffee, tea, and snacks in the Lobby.
  • Stop by our Connect Table or Information Desk, or ask any volunteer with a name tag to help navigate your visit or get connected to Bible Center.
  • Check-in for children birth-5th grade begins 15 minutes before each service. Our volunteer team will be available to show you around, help you find your way, and make sure you’re comfortable.

 

Relevant Bible Teaching

Pastor Matt conversationally shares practical truths from God’s Word in a way that is easy to understand and relevant to our daily lives. Feel free to message him here.

 

Engaging Music

Our worship teams will lead in contemporary praise songs and time-honored hymns that focus on who God is, what He has done in our lives, and express our praise and devotion to Him.

 

What to Wear

Come as you are! There is no dress code for our worship services.  You will find some people dressed casually and some dressed up. No worries either way!

 

Easy Access

We will have people helping direct traffic. Our multiple service times allow for more parking options. Shuttle buses will be available if you end up parking in the far corners of our parking lot.  At the door, you will find greeters to help direct you where to go once inside the building. If you don’t know where to sit in the Worship Center, our ushers can help you find a spot. Feel free to grab the first open seats you find.

 

Great Options for Kids

Our children’s area provides a safe, fun environment for kids from birth through fifth grade.  Lil’FITters provides a secure ministry space for children from birth through 4 years old.   BASE Camp offers children from kindergarten – fifth grade an energetic, fun-filled worship experience designed just for them. They will meet new friends and learn about God. Feel free to message our Children’s Pastor.

Friendly People

When you visit Bible Center, you will be welcomed into a friendly, casual environment by people who are genuinely glad to see you.  Don’t hesitate to ask our volunteers to help navigate your visit, learn more about Jesus, or get connected to Bible Center. If you sit near someone who doesn’t greet you, please proactively greet them. In this season of our church history, many new people are joining us, so they might be just as new as you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What options are available for kids?

Our children’s area provides a safe, fun environment that parents appreciate and children enjoy.  Secure children’s ministry is available for children birth-four years old.  “Base Camp” offers children Kindergarten-5th grade a worship experience designed just for them. Of course, if you’d rather keep the family all together for worship, that’s fine too! Feel free to message our Children’s Pastor, Steve Neill.

How do I check in my children?

Upon entering the building, follow the large signs toward any of our three stairwells. (There is one located in the middle of the building in the lobby area, just behind the fireplace. The other two are at both ends of the building.) At each end of our Children’s area at both ends of the building, there are check-in stations where volunteers will assist you. The check-in process is easy, simple, and helps you know your child will be safe.

What about Middle and High School students?

Middle School students meet at 9 & 11 AM; High School students meet at 9 AM. Students can join their families or friends for the worship service at either 9 or 11 AM. Students are also invited to get connected on Wednesday nights. Feel free to message our Pastor of Family Ministries, Matt Garrison for information. 

My child has special needs. Can I bring him/her?

Yes! We have a room set up specifically for children affected by special needs. Our volunteer staff is ready to welcome your child and to be a buddy to him or her while you enjoy the service. Once you arrive at the check-in station, Special Needs Director Emily King will be glad to meet you, show you around, and make sure you and your child are comfortable.

How much time should I allow for traffic and parking when planning my visit?

While you might want to add a few minutes to your travel time, our multiple service times allow for more parking options. Shuttle buses are available to take you from the parking lot to the building. If you are bringing children, don’t forget to also plan for time to check them into their classes. However, even if you arrive late, grab your coffee and come on in to the auditorium.

Can anyone come to Bible Center?

Yes!  Everyone is welcome to all our services at Bible Center Church.

What if I need help or information while I’m there?

Volunteers and staff will be available to help.  Just ask!  Look for anyone that is wearing a name tag. You can also approach any of our pastors and staff as you recognize them from the platform. Approachability is part of our DNA. Feel free to message our Hospitality Director, Paula Toney, if you have any questions.

〉Contact Info

100 Bible Center Drive
Charleston, WV 25309
(304) 346-0431

〉Bible Center School

A ministry of Bible Center Church, Bible Center School is a fully accredited preschool, lower, and middle school program providing an exceptional educational experience in preparation for the secondary school level and college.

〉Financial Accountability

Bible Center is accredited by ECFA (the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) – the nation’s largest church and religious nonprofit accreditation agency.
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