What to Expect
Sunday Morning Overview
On Sunday morning at 9:30am we come together for an hour for our Sunday School classes which are available for all ages, infants through adults. Our children, preschool through 5th grade, are engaged in a through the Bible curriculum called Generations of Grace. Our middle school (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) are engaging Bible book studies. We currently offer two classes for our adults; a Bible book study and marriage and family class. Following that, we begin our Sunday morning service at 10:45am. As we gather in the worship center, we fellowship and prepare ourselves for our time together in corporate worship.
Our service formally begins at 10:45am, led most often by the elders. During this time, we sing several songs, offer prayers of praise and confession to God, hear Scripture read, and give our tithes and offerings.
The music we sing at WCBC is a blend of old and new. We love the doctrinally rich hymns of the sixteenth century and we find blessing in the choruses of the twenty-first. Our corporate and chorale singing are intended to center our thoughts upon God, the gospel concerning our Savior, Jesus Christ and prepare our hearts for the preaching of the Word. We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice.
Preaching at WCBC is expositional, meaning that it seeks to declare the author's divinely inspired intent within a particular Biblical passage within the context of a particular book of the Bible. Sermons usually last around 50 minutes to an hour and are packed with a breakdown of the particular text and points of application for our lives. All preaching is driven by the Gospel, the Bible’s main message of God saving sinners through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
As we close our time together we spend some time in reflection, self-examination and prayer and then we sing a closing hymn focussed upon the theme of the sermon. A typical service is finished by 12:15 pm. Many enjoy a time of fellowship following the service.