Here are some common questions that you might have, along with their answers.
What time do things get started on Sunday morning?
What Should I Wear?
Wear whatever makes you comfortable. You will see a variety of different styles of clothing in our church family. Some are comfortable worshipping in their “Sunday best.” Some are comfortable worshipping in casual clothes. We care more about connecting people to God than we do about their clothes.
What is “communion” and why do you offer it?
Communion (aka The Lord’s Supper) is designed to help us remember Jesus’ death on the cross. Jesus himself started it with his disciples (Matthew 26:26-29). There is nothing magical about the bread or the juice. They simply serve as reminders for us. The bread reminds us that Jesus’ body was brutally beaten and nailed to a cross. The juice reminds us of the blood that was shed when Jesus died for us. We offer the Lord’s Supper because that is what the New Testament church did (Acts 2:42). We do not bar anyone from taking communion. It is the Lord’s Supper. Since it’s God’s and not ours, we don’t think we have any right to forbid anyone from taking part. If you believe in Jesus and wish to take part in communion with us, you’re welcome to do so. If you’re more comfortable not taking part initially, just pass on the bread and juice trays when they come to you.
How do I become a Christian?
The Bible tells us that we must, first and foremost, admit that we have sinned (Romans 3:23). A sin is when we miss the mark; we fall short of God’s standard for our lives. There is nothing we can do to earn or deserve God’s forgiveness for our sin. Instead, he offers forgiveness, or grace, as a free gift (Ephesians 2:8). We accept God’s grace by believing in Jesus (John 3:16). We are then called to repent of our sin (Acts 3:19). “Repent” means to change your mind and to turn around; to turn from your old life of sin toward a life that strives to please God. We are not allowed to keep our faith private. Instead, we must be willing to publicly confess, or admit, that we believe in Jesus (Romans 10:9). Finally, we are baptised (aka dipped, plunged, immersed) into Christ (Acts 2:38).
How do I become a member of WBC?
If you come to faith and are baptised at WBC, you are automatically a member of our church. If you are already an immersed believer, you can signify your desire to unite your membership with our church on the welcome cards. You will then be contacted by a staff member or other leader to talk about your interest and answer any questions you may have.
NOTE: While we are really excited when people desire to “officially” join our church, we are much more concerned that they are a part of God’s family. Your soul is infinitely more important than your membership with a particular church.
What do you have for my kids?
Info on our Children’s Ministry
I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life. Will I really be accepted in your church?
If you’ve really messed things up in your life, then you’re in good company!We all have made mistakes that we’re not proud of. God’s grace is the only hope that we have. A lot of people think that they’ve made so many mistakes “the roof will fall in” if they set foot in a church building. If that were true, our roof would have caved in a long time ago! We’re nothing but a ragtag group of sinners who have found forgivness in Jesus Christ. You WILL be welcomed and accepted!
Just send us a message, and we’ll get right back with you.