MINISTRIES AT WCBC
"…we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed."
Screaming makes worship difficult. We’re not big screamers here at West Cannon. And parents of fussy kids feel awful in the service when their babies act …like babies. In the nursery we want to let babies be free to be babies. We have a dark room with white noise for the sleepers. We have row of rocking chairs for the eaters. There are floor toys for the crawlers and riding toys for the toddlers. And if they just can’t stop screaming – we can always text you to join us.
Because we also want to make nursery comfortable for the parents. We’d love to meet you. There are plenty of rocking chairs and friendly conversations. All of our nursery workers have background checks and plenty of supervision. And we have snacks – all the animal crackers as you can eat.
If you don’t currently serve in the nursery – why not??? Who doesn’t like cuddling cute babies? It’s a one-hour-a-month commitment, the perfect entry level ministry. Men don’t even have to change pants! You could save everyone in the service from screaming – you’d be a hero. You should serve in the nursery.
THEREFORE Young Adult Ministry
We are not meant to stagnate in our walk of faith-we are meant to grow! It is hard to grow in isolation, and it is impossible to grow when you aren't learning from God's Word. We would love it if you grew with us, learning, serving, and having fun
together as we grow in Christlikeness.
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CALEB'S KIN Senior Ministry
Caleb's Kin is a Bible study class for Seniors. We take our name from the Old Testament saint, Caleb, whose life depicted a faithful walk with God demonstrated through his leadership, wisdom, vision and firm commitment to the will of God. These characteristics also mark the members of our class. We enjoy studying the Word of God and living it out through various ministries both inside and outside the church. Monthly activities include home fellowships, scheduled events, calling on shut-ins and bearing one another's burdens in prayer. We have fun serving the Lord and accept our responsibility of living godly lives before those following us in our journey to the City. Come visit us. You will receive a warm welcome, a delicious sweet treat and encouraging time in God's Word.
Adult Bible Studies
Early Adult Class 8:15–9:20 AM
Sonrisers (304) — no child care
A unique group of God’s people gathering in the early morning to study His Word. Utilizing a variety of teachers and discussion to create a lively atmosphere to help us become more Christ like. A group with humor and some life wisdom.
Sunday School Hour 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
G4 (G4) — multi-generational
Our mission is to know God deeply, to make Him real in our lives, and to serve Him passionately. G4 stands for “get real, get involved, get trained, get going!” We want to bring Sunday change to our Monday lives.
Genesis (002/004) — young adults/newly married
A group of young adults and newly married with potential–lots of it! We promise that your soul and taste buds will be satisfied. Please, let us get to know you and come to our class!
Faith Builders (304/305) — multi-generational
Focused on growing closer to Jesus Christ through Bible study, fellowship with one another, prayer, encouragement, and love. We seek to be Godly parents, grandparents and singles who want to understand and obey the Father’s will for our lives.
Living Stones (001/003) — multi-generational
A diverse group of young singles, young married couples, and older (mature) married couples. Studying both Old and New Testament and at times different topics. Our class enjoys participating in service projects, large class parties, and gathering in smaller groups we call GTO’s (Get-Together-Often).
One Accord (G5) — multi-generational
A class focused on communal prayer and Biblical discussion. Interactive lessons range from topical studies to exposition of Biblical texts. Our desire is to foster a community of fellowship among ourselves and to minister to our Church at large.
Caleb’s Kin (005/006) — seniors
An active seniors ministry with monthly activities, home fellowships, weekly newsletters, and a Bible teaching time that is expositional, relevant, and encouraging for daily living and ministry. We also have the best "class treats" to be found anywhere!
Philadelphia (307) — multi-generational
A diverse group of believers who proclaim and celebrate our common bond and unity in Christ. Recognizing, like the church at Philadelphia, our strength is small, but there are opportunities all around us to be used by God. We strive to know each other and His Word well through lively, in-depth interactions inside and outside of class.
Therefore (A6) — college age
A class of college/post-college age people seeking to live authentically before the face of God with courage and clarity.
Central to the life of Christ's church is the gathered assembly of His people to worship Him in spirit and in truth. For millennia the church has met on Sunday to celebrate our Lord's resurrection on the first day of the week.
Psalm 150:2 instructs us to worship God for His mighty deeds and according to His excellent greatness. The Psalmist also exhorts us to use brass, strings, pipes, percussion and singing to praise our Lord.
Here at West Cannon we seek to emulate those commands from God. Our goal is to speak worship with clarity and with quality so that Christ's redeemed can respond to God for who He is and what He has done. More than honoring mere musical styles, we seek to express our love and adoration to our Savior and King in an authentic and committed way.
“Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16).
We use a blended style of worship by utilizing various styles of music from historic hymns of the faith to modern songs of worship. Our goal is to extol the name of Christ and to un-eclipse Him in our lives. We seek to thoughtfully reinforce the teachings of scripture and to admonish each other towards holy living.
“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in Him” (Psalm 40:3).
SPECIAL NEEDS Ministry
Children: We come alongside families and provide support as needed. This enables families to worship and fellowship more fully within our church community with less worry about the unique needs of their family member. Compassionate Hands steps in when families request assistance. This is a ministry designed to meet the unique needs of children with special needs within our church. It is a support ministry, not just a place or special needs room. Our “Care Planners” coordinate an individual care plan with the child’s parents and a Care Plan is carried out by approved and trained care providers. Compassionate Hands hopes to be an outreach to our church family and community, welcoming and supporting families with special needs.
Adults: God has a purpose and a plan for every person. Jesus instructed all to come to Him with the heart of “a little child.” I John 3:3 states, “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is...”
We want to serve your family. At this time the VIP Club is offered for just 1 hour per week. To enroll your adult VIP in this unique Worship Service hour please contact Tim Anderson. A home interview will be set up at your convenience. We look forward to meeting your VIP family!
WOW: Women of West Cannon
We offer the Women of West Cannon, or affectionately known as W.O.W., a variety of ministries. Each ministry fulfills at least one aspect of the Women's Ministry purpose statement: "The Women's Ministry seeks to encourage the women of West Cannon to grow in their relationship with God, to build friendships in the Body, to love their families, and to reach out to the community with the gospel of Jesus Christ."
Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:9–10
Every one of us needs a little help at some point. Often these needs arise at critical moments of our lives: the birth of a baby, a wedding, or the loss of a loved one. Not all of us have large families living nearby. In these stressful moments we should be able to rely on our church family for comfort and support.
The Hospitality Groups provide meals and showers for church members. That is why every female member at West Cannon is assigned to a Hospitality Group. Each group has a team leader who organizes meals for new mothers (including adoptive moms), women who have had serious injuries, and families with prolonged hospitalizations. Hospitality groups also help provide food for funeral luncheons for grieving families. If every lady takes her turn, each lady would only serve about once a year. To learn more about Hospitality Groups, visit the West Cannon web site at westcannon.org and click on "Hospitality Ministry."
The Team Leaders should have contacted all members in their group by now. If you don't know who your leader is, or if you have a question about how the groups work, please contact the office. When called to help, don't miss out on the wonderful privilege of sharing God’s grace and love through hospitality.
(Adult Sunday school classes, and ministry teams assist Hospitality Groups by taking care of non-members with meals and showers.)
Click here to read the Hospitality Policy.