Yep. We’re restored.
“We are broken people discovering healing together. We embrace restoration.” Most of the people you meet when you visit BIWC will be nice and friendly. But you need to know before you come, that we’re a bunch of broken messes.
We are a family. What holds us together is not ethnicity, education, income, or politics. We are a family because of Jesus and owe Jesus a common allegiance. Christ, his broken body and shed blood, are at the center of all we do together. We each come — bringing our unique stories — to journey life together as a community. It is not about uniformity, but unity, so that together we may live for something bigger than ourselves.So no matter where you are in life we invite you to come as you are and encourage you to live for something greater.
We think each and every Sunday morning when we gather together, the comfortable will be made uncomfortable by the gospel, and the uncomfortable will be made comfortable by that same gospel. We both celebrate and embrace the manifestation of the Holy Spirit as we enter into God's grace as we orient our lives around Jesus.
There are people attending BIWC, who have major hurts, habits, and hang-ups. We’re a community of people who don’t have it all together but are discovering what it means to find life in Jesus, to follow him fully, to break free from our past, and to walk in victory together. That’s who we are.
When we gather on Sunday mornings, we join together in song. We find unity as we sing prayers of adoration, thanksgiving, and repentance. You’ll hear new songs, old songs, hymns, and choruses that all point to the glory of our living God. Most importantly you will hear (and be a part of!) God-honoring, God-glorifying, God-exalting, gospel-centered worship.
The center of our service is hearing from the scriptures and apply it to our lives. Every time we gather we hear relevant, timely, and applicable messages to everyday life. However, it’s also thoroughly gospel-centered. Our Teaching Team will often teach the Bible verse-by-verse, while adding in additional scripture, historical context, and what others have said about the passage. Most importantly, the message always tells the hope we have in Jesus for this life and the life beyond.
Towards the end of one service a month we come to the table of Communion. We participate in the Christ given act of eating the bread of Christ’s body, drinking the cup of Christ’s blood, and thus remembering His death until He comes again. When we gather in this rememberance of Christ it is open to take or not to take. It’s available for the committed and accessible for the curious.