Costly discipleship is sacrificing everything to follow Christ. Discipleship at WSBC anchors itself in Scripture and encourages all believers to become mature followers of Christ. We help followers to live out of a pure conscience and sincere faith; equipped and supported for ministry.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”
Adult Discipleship Ministries
Adult Discovery Groups
Will resume in September 11 at 11am.
Who Do We Say Jesus Is? taught by Matt Monkemeier.
We will look at the answers given to that question in the Bible and in the early church, and we will then explore why these answers matter to us today. By doing this, we hope to come to a greater understanding of who Jesus is so we can love, worship, and follow him better.
Theology of Risk and Safety, guest-taught by Jeremy Lundgren.
Particularly designed for young families, this class will explore how we think about risk and safety. We will examine how our culture prompts us to think about risk and safety—and how we should think differently as followers of Jesus. We will explore this topic in light of what it means to be human, what it means to be a part of a created order, and what it means to pursue wisdom. It will conclude with practical reflections on safety in light of love and martyrdom.
GROUNDED taught by Pastor Dean. More details coming.
Groups provide a safe environment for growth in embodying the character and mission of Jesus Christ. Meet throughout the week.
Men’s Bible Studies
Groups meet on Tuesdays at 6:30 am, Thursdays at 6:30 am (resumes in September), and Saturdays at 7 am. Studies focus on a book of the Bible or Christian devotional literature and prayer.
For young adults that meet for events, service projects and fellowship. During the summer, Grounded offers summer weekly Bible studies for college students and a retreat and service project for all young adults.
Children’s Discipleship Ministries
Our nursery is equipped with caring adults and youth committed to keeping your children safe, serving infants up to 2 year olds.
Beginning Sunday, September 11, a check-in table located in the south hallway (45th Street) for families with children age 2 through grade 5 for leaders to greet the children and give them a name tag and children’s bulletins.
Parents will be able to meet the children’s leaders and be asked to complete an annual family registration card.
Children 2-4 years old gather for worship and play during each service.
Children age 5 through second grade are dismissed from the sanctuary during the worship service. Children may be picked up in their rooms.
From September through May, we offer a comprehensive program for teaching and nurturing children of all ages in the Christian life. Sunday school meets from 11 to 11:50 am.
January 11 – March 22
Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm.
Welcome aboard the Starlight Station hotel and resort as it orbits around the earth while its wacky staff learns many ways to be a servant leader. During your stay, you’ll also walk through the life of Joseph in the Bible. Live Wire welcomes children aged four through fifth grade to learn through music, games, skits, stories, and crafts during this fun mid-week club.
Vacation Bible School
VBS is held one week each summer for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. VBS is a community outreach providing an introduction to Jesus and the Bible in a fun-filled environment.
LADIES’ BIBLE STUDIES
We aim to grow deeper in our relationship with God.
NEW beginning September 28 from 9-10:30am
Second and fourth Wednesdays
Mom’s Support Group
Join us as we seek to encourage and support one another in the awesome, complex, and challenging job of raising godly children. Explore what it means to live out God’s love and grace in our families and neighborhoods. Discussions will share possibilities rather than give answers.
Tuesday mornings: 9:00-11:00 am, September 13-November 15.
Upper Room (213) & Fireside Room. Babysitting provided.
The Gospel of John
The gospel of John has been compared to an onion–with layer upon layer of meaning. As you examine John’s writing it is possible to skim over them and see only the top layer, but if you are willing to take the time to wrestle with this content, the gospel of john will provide a profound understanding of Jesus Christ–his character, his purpose, and his message.
Jeremiah: the Man and his Message, by Jim Reapsome
It’s been said that Jeremiah was a successful failure. He failed to turn the people of Judah back to God, yet he succeeded in remaining faithful to God’s call against tremendous odds. In this survey of the book of Jeremiah, you will gain a firsthand look at the peaks and valleys of the prophet’s life and find provocative connections to Christian living today.
Tuesday evenings: 7-8:30pm, September 13-November 1 .
The Gospel of Mark – The Jesus We’re Aching For
DVD study by Lisa Harper
God’s heart is moved by your cries for help and shouts for joy. We’ll follow Jesus through his days of early ministry all the way to the cross. It’s there we discover what it means to be the recipients of his excessive compassion and the very reason for his all-consuming passion.
Thursday mornings: 9:00-11:00 am in the Library.
Philippians: Jesus Our Joy, by Donald Baker
It is easy to be happy when things go well. But what would it be like to have a sense of joy that continues even in times of trouble? Such was the deep joy that the apostle Paul experienced–even in prison. His contentment was neither dependent on circumstances nor changed by difficulty. In his brief letter to the Philippians, Paul teaches us how to live joyfully in every situation.
Thursday afternoons: 1:00-3:00 pm
September 15-November 10
1 & 2 Thessalonians: Children of the Day, by Beth Moore
During this nine week study, you’ll learn how to let go of past mistakes and discover your circumstances are not coincidental; God’s timing is impeccable. Whether you’re facing family crises, medical diagnoses, relationship troubles, doubts, or fears, you’ll come away encouraged that even though it may not feel that way, you are exactly where Christ wants you to be.
Youth Discipleship Ministries
Our ministry aims to disciple students who love to live differently in the power of God.
Regular weekly meetings resume on Wednesday, August 31 from 6:30-8:15 pm.
Regular weekly meetings resume on Sunday, August 28 from 6:45-8:30 pm.
Events for students to invite their friends and share their faith, to involve our students in service activities in our communities and with our ministry partners and to help integrate our students into the body of the church.
For more information, you may contact Minister of Youth, Ben Cole: firstname.lastname@example.org.