Visiting a new church can be a little intimidating at first, so we'd like to help you by providing some information about how we do things. Also, we'll have members and staff on hand to help you find your way around.
Before our time of worship, we have a time of Bible study for about 45 minutes. There are a range of Bible class options for members and visitors alike. We offer Bible classes for infants, children, teens, and adults. (See Classes)
Our worship usually lasts for about 60 minutes. You will probably notice right away that we don't use instruments. And while that might seem strange at first, the simplicity and purity of vocal singing has been the practice of the Church since its very beginning. We sing both new and traditional songs which focus on encouraging one another and on worshiping our God.
After several songs, prayer, and a reading from Scripture, there will be a sermon from God's word given by our preacher. We think you will find the sermon refreshingly biblical. At the end of the sermon, the preacher will offer an invitation. This is a time where those who have been convicted by the sermon, or for those who have been convicted prior, to respond in some way. Some may walk to the front of the auditorium and request prayer, confess a sin they are struggling with, or request to be baptized. Some may fill out one of the cards placed in each pew and hand it to an elder. Or, some may go back into our conference room to have a private conversation with an elder. Whatever the case may be, you won't be singled out in any way.
Each Sunday we remember the amazing sacrifice of Jesus by sharing a meal in His memory. This meal, sometimes called either the Lord's supper or communion, involves eating bread and drinking grape juice which symbolizes Jesus' body and blood. This meal is intended for those who have entered into a covenant relationship with God and helps us remember our commitment to Him while also helping us connect with other followers of God. Trays with the bread and grape juice will be passed through the pews, allowing each person an opportunity to participate.
After the Lord's supper, we take up a collection like the New Testament instructs us. The money we collect is to help care for Christians who are in need and to help advance God's kingdom both here in South Florida and throughout the world. As a guest, you are not expected to make an offering. Offerings are made by the members here at the West Broward church as a part of their commitment to God.