What to expect

So you’ve heard about By His Word Christian Center and you want to know more, you are at the right place.  We know that trying a new church can be intimidating and a little overwhelming, especially if you do not know very many people.  We want you to know up front that we look forward to meeting you and we are glad that you have taken the time to visit this website and learn more about By His Word. Considering involvement in a church comes with lots of questions, so we have tried to answer some of them here. How will I know where to park? Where do my kids go during church? What do I wear? We’ve asked those questions too. Please know we will make every effort to make sure your first experience is worry free. If you would like to talk to us in person, or if you have any questions that are not addressed here, please feel free to contact us.  Enjoy your visit through the website, but don’t stop there.  Join us for one of our services, it may just change your life forever!

Some Basic Information

We have two Sunday Services @ 10:30am and 6:30pm. Each of these services last approx 90 minutes. We also have a mid-week service Wednesday  nights @ 7pm that usually lasts around 1 hour.  We recommend you arrive approximately 15 minutes before we start, so you won’t feel rushed.  Usually this gives you plenty of time to get some coffee from the Holy Grounds Espresso Bar as well as get the kids (if you have them) to class before service starts.

The church is located in the Parkland area in South East Tacoma.  Click Here For Directions

We have pleanty of parking for you so feel free to use any of the spots available. If you are in need of a handicap spot, they are clearly marked in the southwest corner of the parking lot just to the left of the main entrance.

 Our congregation spans a range of ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. The pastors dress conservatively, but you’ll see people in the sanctuary dressed in all styles.  What you wear is not nearly important as who you are.  If you want to wear a business suit and tie or your favorite pair of comfy jeans, it doesn’t matter to us, you will be welcomed just as you are. 

 What can I expect at my first service?

Once you walk in, you get to make your first big decision of the day. Do I head for the Espresso Bar or should I bring my children to their classroom? If you are a college student or an adult without children it is a no-brainer. Skip that next step and grab a latte’ and a pastry. (just remember to finish it prior to entering the service.)  There will be volunteers ready to serve you and answer any questions you have.  There are restrooms conveniently located in the foyer. 

From the lobby, you can make your way directly into the sanctuary where our ushers will welcome you, hand you our monthly news information and direct you to your seat. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy the worship experience!

Near the beginning, you will be encouraged to greet the people sitting around you, but no one will single you out as a visitor. At the end of most Sunday AM Services, there is a call to visit our Hospitality Room, where you will receive a Visitor Packet containing information about By His Word.  We would be delighted in you could please fill out the visitor card and leave it with the staff volunteer in the greeting room.  You will be able to meet the Pastor, and ask any questions you may have concerning your visit to the church. 

What is the Music like?

We have worked hard to provide you with an experience where you can connect with God. At 10:30am service, the worship leader and choir sings, and the band plays relevant styles of music that you will enjoy. Their passion for God is contagious, so we provide words that will be on the screen for you to follow. You may see some people expressing their love for God by closing their eyes, sitting, clapping, and even raising their hands.  People at By His Word Christian Center come from traditional to charismatic backgrounds, with every place in between. The music celebration is filled with a diversity of artists and styles chosen for one purpose – to prepare your heart for what God has in store for you. The music will range from traditional hymns to modern rock. It is not our intention for us to have another “churchy” experience, we want to express and experience the true presence of God together when we meet. The worship experience at BHWCC is only the beginning.  Worship is a life-long journey as we to offer our lives daily to a loving God who is worthy of all our praise.

Where do I take my children?

 As you enter the main building, you will be greeted by one of our Sunday morning volunteers. They will be able to answer any questions you might have, and they will also direct you to the Main Sanctuary, where we worship, the pre-school classrooms where your infants and toddlers meet, or the GRC, where the Supernatural Kids Church occurs each Sunday AM.  If you have children, you’ll want to take advantage of our safe and secure children’s services designed just for them.

At By His Word, we LOVE kids! That’s why we’ve made it a priority to provide high quality, high energy, and high FUN programming and events for children and students! Committed teachers come prepared to help kids, from birth through High school, experience God’s love through age–appropriate Bible studies, interactive activities, and hands–on learning experiences that help them connect with Jesus.

Glad you stopped by!

We invite you to come and take it all in for yourself.  During the week there are many opportunities for everyone to get connected into the life of the Church and the fellowship of Christ.  This web site should help answer any questions you may have as to who we are, what we believe and our purpose as a church. If you need anything else just send an email or call us with your questions and we will get back to you. Thanks for checking us out and we hope to see you soon.