What to Expect

Westland is a place of new beginnings.  It doesn’t matter where you come from or what your past might look like.  We are a Christ-centered community where you will be loved, encouraged, and challenged to discover not only a better life, but life itself through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Parking – We have plenty of parking around the building.  In fact, our parking lot circles the building.  There are guest parking places near the entrance for your convenience.  You will not experience any problems in the parking lot!

Entrance – We have many doors, but if you use the guest parking, then the door closest to you is the door that leads right to the entrance of the sanctuary.  Just go through that door and the sanctuary is immediately on your right.

Children – We are blessed to have a great children’s program.  Children’s Sunday School classes start at 9:30 and are located in the opposite direction of the sanctuary.  As you enter the front door keep going strait and you will run right into the Sunday School area.  Sunday School takes place at 9:30.  At 10:30, during worship, older kids four and above, as well as any 3 year olds who want to participate, are welcome to go to “Kid’s Worship!”  All children who want to go to kid’s worship go to the sanctuary for the start of worship and sit with their parents.  After a couple of opening songs, the pastor will ask for the children to come to the front for children’s time.  After a brief message, all the children who are interested in going to kid’s worship will leave together with our volunteers to head to another place in the church for a kid’s lesson and play time!  Parents get to relax, and listen to the message, knowing that their children are well taken care of, and are having fun.  Later, before the end of worship, the children are returned to the sanctuary as a group.  You don’t have to bring them anywhere or pick them up from anywhere.  Everything is done for you. Both our parents and our children love the way that we do kid’s worship because it lets the children see what “big church” is all about, but they don’t have to sit there for the entire hour.  Of course, any child who doesn’t want to go to kid’s worship is welcome to stay with their parents in the sanctuary or go to the nursery if they are four and under!  All volunteers are background checked and there are always at least two adults in a room.

Nursery – A nursery is provided during the worship and Sunday School hours.  The nursery is run by multiple paid staff members and is also staffed with volunteers to help.  Your smallest children are kept in a safe environment so you can worship God without worrying about the safety of your small children.  You are welcome to take any child four and under to the nursery.  We follow Safe Sanctuary guidelines that ensure the safety of your children.  All volunteers are background checked and there are always at least two adults in a room.

Youth – We are blessed to have a vibrant youth program.  Youth Sunday School takes place at 9:30 in the Christian life Center.  Go in the front door of the life center, head straight into the gym, and then the youth room is adjacent to one side of the gym.  There are also youth Bible studies and fellowship on Wednesday nights.

Time of service – Worship takes place at 10:30.  We start on time, but if you’re late, feel free to sneak in.  People sneak in the back every Sunday without distraction.  The service lasts between an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.

Appropriate clothing? – We are a casual congregation.  You might see one or two ties, but most people dress very casually.  Feel free to come as you are.

Questions? – If you have any questions about Westland contact the church office or email the pastor at tim@westlandchurch.com  We will be happy to answer any questions that you might have about visiting us.

We hope to see you in worship real soon!