"I want both those who call the West area home, as well as those who are traveling through, to know they will feel welcomed and accepted at FBC West."
- Pastor John Crowder
Do not neglect hospitality, because through it some
have entertained angels without knowing it.
- Hebrews 13:2
What to Expect
When you arrive at church
Our main parking lot is located across the street on W. Virginia, but there is also a parking lot on N. Marable and another one behind the church. Once inside, you will be welcomed by our greeters who will direct you and your family to the right place and answer any questions.
If you have a baby
You are welcome to bring your infant into the worship center. You can, however, take advantage of our supervised nursery with skilled and loving caregivers. We also have a "cry room" with a one-way window that will let you take your baby out of the worship center for a while but still be a part of what's happening.
As you enter the worship center
Greeters will welcome you at the door. They are available to assist you should you have any questions or special needs regarding seating.
We would love to have a chance to get to know you! Please take a minute to text the word welcome to 254-221-8642. You will receive a simple form asking for basic contact information please fill out that form to introduce yourself. Over the next few weeks we will send you some emails and texts telling you more about our church. If you respond or reply to any of those emails or texts, the pastor will see that and get back to you as soon as possible. That way, there is no pressure, and you get to direct the conversation!
On most Sundays we use the free "YouVersion" Bible app during worship. In the app, click on the menu and find "Events". When you click on "Events" you will find our worship service for that day. You can see announcements, info about the church, and you can follow along with the message and even take notes if you choose to. (Note, to store you notes, you will want to set up a free account in the Bible app.) You can get that Bible app here.
About halfway through the worship time, we will have a "Children's Message" in which children (up to age 9 or 10) are invited to come to the front for some time with the pastor. After the Children's Message, kids who are in Kindergarten or younger may choose to follow some of our children's workers to "Children's Church" which is a special Bible study and play time for young children. They will remain there until worship is over.
Our worship services
Our worship time is 10:15 a.m. each Sunday. We have a balanced style of worship. Sometimes we use a praise team for contemporary choruses and other times we sing traditional hymns. The message will be relevant, encouraging, and scriptural.
You are invited to meet the pastor at the front of the worship center. There is also a "Welcome Center" kiosk in the foyer where you can ask questions and receive a gift bag on your first visit. We look forward to meeting you!
Still have questions?
We would love to help. Call 254-826-5165 or email us!
West is about 17 miles north of Waco on I-35. The primary exit for West is Exit 353. When you take exit 353, drive east into town on FM 2114, also known as Oak Street. Drive three blocks, turn left onto N. Marable. Our church is three blocks on the left; the address is 501 N. Marable.