If you decide to attend our Bible classes, there will be classes for your children when you arrive. Ask any member where your child's age group is meeting and they will happily direct you to the right place. You can then choose a class for yourself.
During the worship hour, children remain in the auditorium. At our welcome desk, we offer activity sheets for children to work on during worship. In addition, we have a room for parents to take their children if they are not cooperating. This room has audio and offers a full window view of the auditorium so you can still be part of worship. We also offer a room for nursing mothers.
You will see some people wearing suites and others wearing jeans. We want everyone to feel at home, so it really depends on what you feel comfortable in.
You are not expected to bring anything. However, to enhance your experience, we suggest you bring a Bible. If you don't have one, we can help provide one for you.
There are no reserved seats, so feel free to sit wherever you are most comfortable.
This is something that is for every follower of Jesus, so we don't authorize who can and cannot participate in this meal. Whether you decide to participate or not can only be determined by your personal decision based on your relationship with Jesus. There is no need to feel embarrassed if you choose not to participate - simply pass the tray to the person next to you.
It is our belief that God alone deserves our worship and that He alone decides how we should worship Him. While God did command worship with instruments in the Old Covenant (along with animal sacrifice, tithing, and the burning of incense), He has given no such command in the New Covenant. Since we live under the New Covenant, we simply sing and make melody in our hearts, following the example of the apostles and of the first century Church (Ephesians 5:19; Hebrews 13:15).
While that is the name on our sign and website, it's more of a description than a title. "Church" is not a place you go or a thing you do, it's God's family. We could just as easily call ourselves "the church of Jesus," or "Christ's church." In fact, one of the names for the church in the first century was "the Way," and any of these names would be acceptable (Romans 16:16; Acts 9:2; 24:14)! We chose "church of Christ" because of its history in the Restoration Movement, a time when many people were returning to the simple Christianity that Jesus established for us.
While anyone can become a member of Christ's church by obeying the Gospel, there is no formal process in the New Testament for placing one's membership with an individual congregation of the church. Placing membership means that you would like to identify yourself with West Broward and that you would like to use your gifts to help this congregation serve its members and reach the world. It also means that you place yourself under oversight of the elders at West Broward. Some ministries and communications are only available to members.
To become a member, one must first be a faithful Christian. Those who are interested will meet with some of our elders to discuss that person is on their spiritual walk. We'll collect some information from you so we can keep you updated on what's happening in the congregation and help you to get involved with the work in our community and abroad.
Let us know if this is something you are interested in and we'll schedule a time for you to meet with some of our elders.