What to Expect

We are so glad that you are visiting our website and want to help you in your effort to get a feel for how we gather as a church. We understand that visiting a new place can be intimidating. At West Colonial Hills Baptist Church, we promise a warm welcome from people just like you, the moment you enter our church. West Colonial Hills is a church designed to encourage spiritual growth in a God-centered worship environment. We value our visitors and welcome you as an honored guest. Please come and visit us this Sunday!
 

Worship Service

Our Sunday morning service begins at 10:30 am with our Praise Team, led by Pastor Neal Hartley, in the worship of Almighty God. Following the musical portion of our service, one of our Leaders reads a Psalm and prays for the service and the offering. Following the offering, there is another worship song and then the kids are dismissed for Kidz Worship. After this, Pastor Greg Cercone comes to the platform to preach the Word of God. We strongly believe in expository preaching, which means we preach from the Bible and allow God to be heard. The Bible is always relevant and life changing, so we are consistent in teaching God’s Word. At the end of the service there is a closing song that ties into the message as people respond to the Word. After the song there are brief announcements, prayer and dismissal.
 

Dress

Here at West Colonial Hills, we mostly wear jeans and business casual attire, with a hint of ties. As long as the attire is modest, God does not care what you wear on the outside, but where your heart is on the inside. God said 3,000 years ago in 1 Samuel 16:7-8: “The LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
 

Children

We love children and provide a quality Children’s Ministry for them at all services. Please stop at the information desk to inquire about our age-appropriate Life Groups. We also offer a well-equipped, safe, and loving nursery for infants and toddlers up to age 2 during both our Life Groups hour and our 10:30am worship service. In addition, we have Kidz Worship for ages Pre-K through 4th grade during the sermon portion of our service. Children will love the spirited worship time with Pastor Tony Ellis, our Children’s Pastor. Check out our Children’s Ministry page for more information.

 

Music

Our music is led by a dynamic Worship Pastor and Praise Team who are committed to lead you in the true and passionate worship of the Triune God of Scripture. We have contemporary worship music including, “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs” (Colossians 3:16). These are mostly modern praise songs, blended with some of old hymns done with contemporary arrangements. The lyrics are projected onto a large screen so that the congregation can participate as we exalt our risen Savior.

 

Excellence to the Glory of God

We strive to exhibit excellence in every area, from the cleanliness of our facilities, to the many ministries serving the people of West Colonial Hills. You are sure to have an enjoyable experience in an atmosphere of worship that is both celebrative and reverential.