Grand Reopening

We are back

After many months of only being allowed to host church remotely, we have finally been given the green light to start having in person services again!  Praise the Lord!  While we are allowed to meet in person, it won’t look exactly the same as before the pandemic started.  Please watch the following video and read the note from the elder board on what to expect.

What To Expect

Fall 2020 Ministry Reopening Plan

 

Live Stream

If you do not feel comfortable attending in person right now, you can watch our livestream for the 10:30 am weekly service, or view past services using the links below:

Livestream

Past Services

Koinonia (Sunday Evening Service)

25oct9:15 am10:15 amTruth Tracks9:15 am - 10:15 am EST

25oct10:30 am12:00 pmWorship Service - In-Person and Live Streamed10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST

25oct5:00 pm6:00 pmKoinonia5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

28oct6:30 pm8:00 pmROC Solid, Olympians, and Gopher Buddies - Online6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

28oct6:30 pm8:00 pmGrowth Groups6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

31oct5:30 pm8:30 pmTrunk or Treat5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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30 Second Bible Summary

The Lord created a perfect world with the first two humans, Adam and Eve. They sinned, bringing death into the world. God’s chosen people, the Israelites, performed sacrifices to temporarily “pay” for their sin. God promised a savior, that would be a single and final payment for sin.  God delivered on that promise through His son, Jesus Christ. Anyone who accepts that Jesus’ death was that single and final payment for their sin will spend eternity in Heaven. Those who accept this are called to live by the principles set down in the Bible.

Sunday Schedule During COVID-19

Truth Tracks: 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
These small classes study God’s Word and related topics in a classroom style setting. Adults have the choice of a few different tracks to take, and children are divided up by age group. Many of our adult tracks are designed to allow for easy integration of new visitors, so you’ll be welcomed to attend anytime. Wearing masks and social distancing within the classrooms will be observed. See a list of classes and sign up here

Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join us as we worship God together, praising him with singing and listening to Pastor Matt deliver God’s message for the week. Please wear a mask as you enter and exit the building and when singing. Every-other pew is roped off to keep with social distancing guidelines.

Children’s Church 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Kids, grades K through 5, can attend Kingdom Kinds or LAMBS starting at 10:30 a.m. instead of attending the main worship service

Nursery 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Nursery is available for children, ages 0 to 3, starting at 9:15 a.m. for Truth Tracks and going until the end of the worship service at 11:30 a.m.

Typical Sunday

Truth Tracks: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Where we study God’s Word and related topics in a smaller, classroom style setting. Adults have the choice of a few different tracks to take, and children are divided up by age group. Many of our adult tracks are designed to allow for easy integration of new visitors, so you’ll be welcomed to attend anytime.

Convergence: 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Where people can catch up on the past week, enjoy a treat over a cup of coffee or juice, and have some time of fellowship before the service starts. This is a very popular gathering each week in our main foyer, in a very warm and friendly environment.

Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Where we worship God together, praising him with singing and listening to Pastor Matt deliver God’s message for the week.

Koinonia Fellowship: 5:00 p.m.
Where we gather informally to sing, pray, learn, and fellowship. A great way to end the Lord’s Day!

Typical Wednesday

Something for all ages – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
0-3 years old: Nursery
Grades 1-5: Olympians
Grades 6-12: Roc Solid (Youth Group)
Adults: Growth Groups (various locations)

Other Questions about Webster Bible Church

What’s a typical sermon like?
Our pastors tend to preach expository sermons. Our goal is to present the meaning and intent of a biblical text and make appropriate application to our lives today. Each sermon lasts approximately 40 minutes.

What version do you use?
We typically teach using the English Standard Version (ESV), which is an “essentially literal” translation that seeks to capture the precise wording of the original text and convey it in present-day English.

What should I wear?
You’re invited to come as you are, whether it’s a suit and tie, or jeans and a T-shirt. You’ll find that our members and attendees are quite diverse in their dress, though business casual tends to be the norm.

What’s the music like?
Our music is contemporary, though we try to include a mix of classic hymns along with the best of today’s worship songs. Our songs are biblically accurate, God-exalting, and gospel-centered.

What does it mean to be saved?

“Being saved” implies that someone is in need of rescuing. In the Christian faith, being saved means being rescued from a life without God. The Bible tells us that nobody can live up to the standard required to spend eternity with God. Therefore, God provided another way, through His son, Jesus Christ. Jesus lived a perfect life that met God’s standards and then was killed on the cross as a sacrifice for all of us who can’t meet God’s standards. If anyone puts their faith and trust in Jesus, and what he did on the cross for us, then we can “be saved” and spend eternity with God in Heaven.

Top 5 Questions

These are the top 5 questions believers get asked by unbelievers and their 10 second answers. Please feel free to contact us if you want more explanations.

Aren’t all religions praying to the same god?
The evidence shows that the major religions of the world contradict and exclude each other. It is extremely difficult to make a case that all religions are praying to the same god.

Hasn’t science proven religion is just fairy tales?
What we currently observe in science leaves plenty of room for religious explanations. Things such as the concepts of a singularity, dark energy, dark matter and the rise of life clearly leave room for even the most devoted scientists for religion.

Why Christianity?
We believe the evidence shows that Jesus Christ performed miracles, rose from death and His followers subsequently changed the world in a way unparalleled in history. Jesus quoted from the Bible (Old Testament) and it contains (New Testament) reliable eyewitness accounts to His teachings, so as Christians we take the Bible very seriously.

How can you believe in a god when there is so much evil and suffering in the world?
God ultimately controls all that happens, both good and evil, to accomplish his perfect plan. He purposefully created this world to bring him the utmost glory and to bring innumerable people to heaven.

Why would a loving God send anyone to Hell?
Hell is a place without any of God’s gracious influence and people will choose whether or not they will spend eternity with Him.

Bible Summary in 300 Words

In the beginning, the all-powerful, personal God created the universe. This God created human beings in His image to live joyfully in His presence, in humble submission to His gracious authority. But all of us have rebelled against God and, in consequence, must suffer the punishment of our rebellion: physical death and the wrath of God.

Thankfully, God initiated a rescue plan, which began with His choosing the nation of Israel to display His glory in a fallen world. The Bible describes how God acted mightily on Israel’s behalf, rescuing His people from slavery and then giving them His holy law. But God’s people – like all of us – failed to rightly reflect the glory of God.

Then, in the fullness of time, in the Person of Jesus Christ, God Himself came to renew the world and restore His people. Jesus perfectly obeyed the law given to Israel. Though innocent, He suffered the consequences of human rebellion by His death on a cross. But three days later, God raised Him from the dead.

Now the church of Jesus Christ has been commissioned by God to take the news of Christ’s work to the world. Empowered by God’s Spirit, the church calls all people everywhere to repent of sin and to trust in Christ alone for our forgiveness. Repentance and faith restores our relationship with God and results in a life of ongoing transformation.

The Bible promises that Jesus Christ will return to this earth as the conquering King. Only those who live in repentant faith in Christ will escape God’s judgment and live joyfully in God’s presence for all eternity. God’s message is the same to all of us: repent and believe, before it is too late. Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, and you will be saved.

Events

What's Happening

october, 2020

25oct9:15 am10:15 amTruth Tracks9:15 am - 10:15 am EST

25oct10:30 am12:00 pmWorship Service - In-Person and Live Streamed10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST

25oct5:00 pm6:00 pmKoinonia5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

28oct6:30 pm8:00 pmROC Solid, Olympians, and Gopher Buddies - Online6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

28oct6:30 pm8:00 pmGrowth Groups6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

31oct5:30 pm8:30 pmTrunk or Treat5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

About Us

Who We Are

Leadership Team

Matthew Fletcher, Senior Pastor

Biography

Matt Fletcher was born in Webster in 1968 but spent most of his early life in the Chicago area. He is a graduate of Washington Bible College (B.A., 1990), Briercrest Biblical Seminary (M.Min., 1999), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., 2014). Matt met his wife Ruthie while they were both students at Washington Bible College, and they got married the summer following their graduation in 1990. The Lord has blessed them with five children, two of which are married, and three grandchildren.

Matt has served in pastoral ministry for thirty years. Prior to becoming the Senior Pastor at Webster Bible Church in 2011, Matt pastored churches in Virginia, Nova Scotia (Canada), and Massachusetts.

Matt loves to read Christian biographies and books on biblical counseling, theology and leadership. He also enjoys playing golf, taking walks with his wife, watching good movies, traveling, and staying in touch with extended family members and friends.

Josh Kosiorek, Associate Pastor

Pastor of Youth and Ministry Development

Email: josh@websterbible.org

Biography

Josh attended Clarks Summit University (formerly Baptist Bible College). Prior to coming to WBC, he served at Grace Baptist Church as a youth leader and on their Deacons board.

Josh has been married to his wife, Courtney, since 2014. Josh and Courtney both grew up in Christian homes and came to know Christ as their Lord and Savior at young ages. Courtney is currently a stay at home mother. Their first son, Elias Michael, was born on February 19, 2016. He went to heaven six months later due to congenital heart defects.  God has since blessed them with another son and daughter: Barrett was born in September of 2017 and Susie was born in June of 2019.  On top of spending time with his family, Josh loves the outdoors, hiking, camping, basketball, skiing, Frisbee, football, and travel. He also loves a cup of coffee with family and friends.

Jerome Bell, Worship Music Director

Biography

Malcolm Jerome Bell is very passionate about serving the Lord and carrying out His work! A native from Buffalo, NY, Jerome earned a Bachelor of Music in composition and two Master of Music degrees in music composition & theory, and choral conducting from Houghton College. Jerome would also study audio and visual engineering. During his time at Houghton College, he would meet and marry his beautiful wife, Hannah.

Jerome has served in ministry over the last fifteen years. Prior to joining the staff at WBC, Jerome served as the Director of the Houghton Gospel Choir for six years and served as the Worship Director and Conductor of the VisionQuest Community Orchestra for three years, among other appointments. Currently, Jerome serves as the Music Teacher at Northstar Chirstian Academy.

In Jerome’s spare time, he enjoys reading, learning new skills (such as the inner workings of automobiles and computers), and cheering for the Buffalo Bills!

3E Vision

A map helps a traveler reach his desired destination by showing him where he is and where he needs to go.  The three Es are a roadmap for your Christian journey, organized into three sections.  The markers under each section will help you to assess where you are along the way. Have you begun your walk of faith by Embracing God’s Truth?  Are you attempting to walk with God alone, or are you Enjoying His People along the way?  Finally, are you Extending His Glory by inviting those who are lost to discover the way of life? At Webster Bible Church we are committed to assisting our members with the entire journey, in the hope that we can all say, “I do not run aimlessly” 1 Corinthians 9:26.  May this roadmap help you finish your journey well!
 

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Statement of Faith

Scripture

We believe that the Bible, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, was spoken by God through human authors and is without error in the original manuscripts. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, and is the supreme authority in all matters on which it speaks.

(2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:1-2; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

God

We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God: an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the Creator and Ruler of heaven and earth. He is inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all honor, confidence, and love. He eternally exists in three persons, who are equal in every divine perfection, and who execute distinct but harmonious roles in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

(Psalm 90:1-2; Matthew 28:19)

God the Father

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. He infallibly determines all that comes to pass and concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of mankind. He hears and answers prayer and saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

(1 Peter 1:3; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Colossians 1:12-14)

God the Son

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of a virgin, thus fully God and fully man. We believe in His sinless life; substitutionary and atoning death; bodily resurrection; ascension into heaven; perpetual intercession for His people; and future, personal, visible return to earth.

(John 1:1; Colossians 1:15-20; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

God the Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. He convicts the world of its sin, of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. He regenerates, sanctifies, and empowers all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells, helps, teaches, and guides every believer.

(John 15:26; 16:8,13-14; Galatians 5:22-26; Titus 3:5)

Humanity

We believe humanity is the special creation of God, made in His image, the crowning work of His creation. In the beginning, mankind was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. Adam sinned against God and brought sin into the human race, causing all people to be born with a sinful nature (or disposition). Only the grace of God can bring people into fellowship with Him and enable them to fulfill the purpose of God.

(Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 5:12; 2 Corinthians 5:17)

Salvation

We believe the Gospel: that salvation is wholly of God by grace, on the basis of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and not on the basis of human merit or works. Forgiveness and eternal life with God are granted to those who by grace turn from their sin and place their faith in Christ alone for salvation. However, eternal, conscious punishment and separation from God in the lake of fire are reserved for those who do not believe and instead reject the Gospel of Christ.

(Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:36; Revelation 20:10-15)

Christian Living

We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and to serve others. Christians should aspire to be like Christ and to advance His kingdom through the faithful stewardship of their time, abilities, and possessions.

(1 Corinthians 10:31; Romans 12:1-3; Hebrews 12:1-2; John 14:15, 23-24; I John 2:3-6; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9; 1 Corinthians 4:2; Colossians 1:9-10)

Marriage / Family

We believe that God has ordained the family as a foundational institution of human society. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime and is a reflection of the union between Christ and His church. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image, yet hold distinct roles. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and a heritage from the Lord. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and lead them by example and loving discipline to make choices based on biblical truth.

(Ephesians 5:22- 6:4; Psalm 127:3; Genesis 2:23-24)

The Church

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a community of believers in Jesus Christ, who have been baptized as an expression of their faith, and are united for worship, work, and fellowship. God has commissioned the local church with the essential tasks of proclaiming the Gospel to all peoples and developing fully devoted followers of Christ.

(Ephesians 4:11-16; Hebrews 10:23-25; Matthew 28:18-20)

The Ordinances

We believe that the scriptural ordinances of the local church are baptism and the Lord’s Supper; that baptism, by immersion, should be administered to believers only, as an identifying symbol of their belief in the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Baptism also symbolizes our death to sin and resurrection to a new walk in life. It is a prerequisite to local church membership. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of His death and should be preceded by salvation and solemn self-examination.

The Eternal State

We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace.

Church Covenenant

God, by His grace alone, has led me to repent of my sin and believe on Jesus Christ, trusting Him alone as my Lord and Savior. As one who has been baptized as a believer in Christ, I desire to unite with the Webster Bible Church family. Therefore, I enter into a covenantal relationship with the members of this church. In humble reliance on the Holy Spirit, I endeavor to do the following:

  • To faithfully attend and participate in the regular worship services of the church.
    • Acts2:42; Hebrews 10:24-25
  • To diligently guard the truth, upholding the standard of sound words recorded in Scripture.
    • 1 Timothy 3:15; 6:3-4, 20; 2 Timothy 1:13-14; 2:14-15, 24-26; 4:3-5; Jude 3
  • To wholeheartedly support, love, and care for the church’s members and ministries, offering my prayers, my financial gifts, and my humble service.
    • Ephesians 1:15-20; 3:14-21; Philippians 1:3-6, 9-11; Colossians 1:3-12; 4:2-4; 1 Thessalonians 1:2-4; 5:17 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 8:1-7; 9:6-7; 1 Timothy 5:17-18; 6:17-19 Romans 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12-13; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Peter 4:10-11
  • To boldly witness for the Lord Jesus Christ, living a transformed life and sharing the gospel as God gives opportunity.
    • Matthew 4:19; 5:16; 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 5:42; 1 Peter 3:15
  • To actively pursue personal holiness before God in accordance with His Word and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
    • Romans 12:9; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Galatians 2:20; 5:16-26; Ephesians 5:1-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; 1 Peter 1:15-16
  • To diligently promote and guard the unity of the church, loving others as Christ has loved us, and being a peacemaker with all the body of Christ.
    • Matthew 5:9; John 13:34-35; Romans 12:18-21; 14:19; Ephesians 4:1-6, 29-32; Philippians 2:1-5, 14; Colossians 3:12-14;Hebrews 12:14
  • To respectfully follow the leaders of this church, esteeming them in love and submitting to and supporting their leadership.
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13; 1 Timothy 5:17-21; Hebrews 13:7, 17
  • To humbly submit to the church’s discipline, graciously repenting when approached about personal sin, and lovingly restoring others who become entangled in sin.
    • Matthew 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 5:6-13; Galatians 6:1-6; 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15; 2 Thessalonians 3:5-6

Membership Forms

If you have attended our Membership Matters seminar, and would like to pursue membership, please fill out these forms and email them to the Church Office

New Member Application
Membership Covenant
Involvement Questionnaire

Elders

Brad Wade, Chairman

Brad was born on Holloman Air Force Base near Alomagordo, New Mexico. He spent most of his life in Ripley, New York and graduated from Ripley Central School in 1989. He then attended RIT studying Computer Science and graduated with a bachelor degree in 1994. After graduation, he began work at Paychex, Inc. as a software developer where he continues to work today in a Project Management role. He and his wife Peggy have been married since 1998. The Lord has blessed them with two children – their son Ryan and their daughter Megan. Brad has been a member of Webster Bible Church since 2012 and has served in the children’s programs and as a deacon. His interests are in multiple sports where he coach’s baseball and basketball and volleyball, as well as playing card and board games with friends and family.


Larry Roberts, Vice Chairman

Larry has been a member of Webster Bible Church for 29 years. He has served as an elder for 12 years, as well as serving on the deacons board, music ministry, in youth ministry, and with the Good News Jail & Prison Ministry.

Larry is married to his wife, Marilynn, and they have four children, Marla, Lauren, Stephen, and Samuel. He currently works for Xerox.


David Welker

David has been attending Webster Bible Church since 1972. A native Websterite, he is a graduate of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He and his late wife, Martha, raised four children with the help of the ministries at the church. This is David’s fourth term as elder. Previously he has served as a deacon, the church moderator, church treasurer, and Sunday School superintendent. David is a retired elementary school teacher who taught in the Webster public schools for 33 years. He currently works for the Red Wings. Beyond the elder board, David enjoys serving as a leader in Olympians, teaching the first graders in Truth Tracks, taking a turn teaching Kingdom Kids, and serving on the Missionary Team. David facilitates the Sunday evening Bible study here at the church. David enjoys his twelve grandchildren, baseball, hockey, and reading.


Irv Salisbury

Irv was born in Rochester in 1974 and spent his early years in Marion, NY. He graduated from Marion High School and then studied Biomedical computing at RIT. Currently, Irv manages his own software development company. He has been a member of WBC since 2001 during which time he has served on the technology committee, as a Sunday school teacher, community group leader and an elder. He and his wife Darci have been married since 1995 during which time The Lord has blessed them with 8 beautiful children (one in heaven). Irv’s interests include apologetics, anatomy & physiology, coaching soccer and anything to do with technology.


Chad Cassano

Chad Cassano is a Rochester native, and he attended Eastridge high and Fingerlakes CC studying in the areas of theater arts and Communications. He met his wife Laurie in 97, got married in 2002 and has had been blessed with 5 children since.

Chad has served in a variety of areas of the church. Evangelism, music ministry, bible teaching and serving on the deacon board. Going on his 7th year at WBC, his desire is that people would be excited for God’s word and the mission.

Chad enjoys hanging out with his wife and kids, voice acting, singing, playing guitar and an occasional game of bocce. But his greatest passion (besides his family) is to dive down deep in the profound messages of the Bible and learn what the deeper truths of God’s word has to say to us. Chad has been influenced by book series like The Gospel According to Jesus written by John Macaurthur. His favorite Bible passages are Jeremiah 20:9, Luke 9:23, and 2 cor 5:17


Noble Armstrong

Noble Armstrong grew up in Chestertown, a small town in the Adirondacks, and moved to Webster in 1997 to start working at Spry Middle School as a technology teacher. He has been a member of Webster Bible Church since 2004, the year he married his wife Heather. Together they have 5 children, Allison, John, Daniel, Lindsey, and Molly.

Noble has been active at WBC over the years, working with the youth group, Gopher Buddies, as a Deacon, a member of the security team and a leader with the men’s group Journeymen. Outside of his church duties, Noble enjoys woodworking, hunting, trapping and spending time with his family.

Staff

Ben Rogers, Building and Grounds Manager
Email: ben@websterbible.org
Office phone: 585-872-5150, Extension 256

Sarah Wideman, Administrative Assistant
Email: sarah@websterbible.org
Office phone: 585-872-5150, Extension 253

Hannah Bell, Executive Assistant
Email: hannah@websterbible.org
Office phone: 585-872-5150, Extension 223

Church Office Hours

Monday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 585-872-5150
Email: info@websterbible.org

Other Email Addressess

Ministries

Get Involved

Nursery (0-3yrs old)

Providing peace of mind for parents by tenderly caring for children from birth to three years old.

  • Nursery Hours: Sunday 8:45 am – noon. TBD for other special events.
  • Divided into three rooms: 
    • Infants (birth to 12 months or walking),
    • Toddlers (12 months to 24 months),
    • 2s & 3s.
    • Each room is staffed with 2-3 workers.
  • Separate room for nursing mothers.
  • Sign In Procedure: To provide the safest environment possible, a parent or guardian must fill out a name tag for each child. The name tag indicates any special instruction for the child, an ID number and parent’s location during the Truth Tracks hour or worship service.
  • Visual paging system: The number you receive when you check in also serves as a pager number. If your child needs you during the service, this number will be displayed on the paging boards located above the doors in the front of the sanctuary.
  • Sign out procedure: Children will only be released to a parent or guardian.
  • Background checks: All nursery staff is required to have full background checks and be members of WBC or long-time regular attenders.
  • For questions about the Nursery, contact Lisa at lisalelio1@gmail.com

 

Children (K-5th)

Our Children’s Ministry Verse: Matthew 18:2-5  He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.  
Kingdom Kids / LAMBS
  • Sunday Morning Bible Program for kids Pre-K -5th grade
  • We use the Answers in Genesis curriculum for an engaging and in depth study of God’s Word
  • Morning Assembly large group is focused on prayer, missionary moments, songs, memory verse and a recap of the previous week’s lesson
  • Kids participate in small groups with age appropriate lessons, crafts, games, and songs to strengthen the understanding of the lesson
  • All Children’s Ministry Staff are required to do a background check and attend periodic training sessions. They MUST be WBC members to teach and at least long time attenders to be a helper. We are dedicated to the health and safety of the children and the staff and do training that expands our knowledge in each of these areas.
  • For questions about Kingdom Kids or LAMBS, contact nikki@websterbible.org
Olympians / Gopher Buddies
  • Wednesday night Bible program for children K – 5th grade
  • Program runs from September through May (6:30 – 8:00PM)
  • Once a month sessions during June, July, and August
  • Word of Life based program focuses on the development of a daily quiet time with the Lord
  • Each grade level has their own quiet time manual, designed for their age to use each day
  • Program uses direct Bible teaching, singing, skits, audience participation, games, discussion time, and special effects to emphasize Bible knowledge, personal spiritual growth, scripture memory, engagement in Christian service, and the reading of Christian literature.
  • For questions about Olympians or Gopher Buddies, contact Dave at dwelker@rochester.rr.com
VBS
Our Mission is to engage the children in our community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to show God’s love and care for them and to help them grow in the Truth of God’s Word and in fellowship with others.
  • Vacation Bible School is a 5 day program that runs in August from 6pm-9pm for kids ages 4-12
  • We use the Answers in Genesis VBS program.
  • The kids participate in Opening Assembly, a fun time of songs, missions focus, games, videos and more
  • Kids go to small groups by age for lessons, snacks, games, crafts and questions/prayer time
  • Our Closing Assembly is jam packed with songs, contests, and the ever popular Drama designed to further the kids understanding of the day’s lesson. It is full of fun, laughs and engaging moments that point to the Gospel.
  • For questions about VBS, contact nikki@websterbible.org

Youth (6th-12th)

ROC Solid
  • Wednesday night youth group for students in 6th-12th grade
  • Biblically centered youth ministry
  • Runs from September through May (6:30 PM – 8:00 PM) on Wednesday evenings.
  • Our youth group emphasizes:
    • Growth in biblical knowledge
    • Spiritual development
    • Group participation
    • Engagement in Christian service
    • Meaningful fellowship
  • Consists of:
    • Bible teaching
    • Small group discussions
    • Prayer groups
    • Games and snacks
  • For questions about ROC Solid, contact Pastor Josh at josh@websterbible.org

Adult

Truth Tracks

Truth Tracks are from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m every Sunday before the Worship Service. We meet to study God’s Word and related topics in a smaller, classroom style setting. Adults have the choice of a few different tracks to take, and children are divided up by age group. Many of our adult tracks are designed to allow for easy integration of new visitors, so you’ll be welcomed to attend anytime.
For the listing of current Truth Track classes and to sign up, click here
For questions about Truth Tracks, contact Pastor Josh at josh@websterbible.org

Men's Ministry

Journeymen is a Men’s Group at Webster Bible Church. The men meet in the church foyer each Tuesday morning from 6:00AM to 7:00AM to study books that have solid Biblical application for Christian men. The second half of each session is reserved for the men to assemble in small groups for fellowship and prayer. All men are welcome to join us at any time.
For questions about Journeymen, contact Bob at boblelio@gmail.com

Women's Ministry

Women of the Word meets on the second Saturday each month at 9:30 a.m. for worship, prayer, small groups, and teaching. All ladies are welcome to attend!

See the meeting calendar and join the group
here

If you want more info on Women of the Word, contact Mandy at mandyjeanne@gmail.com.

Small Groups

We have multiple Growth Groups to choose from that involve adults of all ages and backgrounds. Our groups meet primarily on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm, which is the same time that other Wednesday children/youth activities happen. There are a few groups that meet at different times if that time doesn’t work for you. Most of our groups are sermon based, where we go deeper into the scripture that was presented in the Worship Service. Time is spent in prayer, fellowship, and studying aspects of the 3E vision. To see the current list of groups and to join on, click here
For questions about Growth Groups, contact Pastor Josh at josh@websterbible.org

Care & Counseling

Training
We provide training for counseling that is biblical, high quality and Christ-centered.

Counseling
Our counseling is for individuals and families who are hurting and in conflict.

Expectations
Please refer to our Biblical Counseling Expectations document to learn more.

Who do I get in touch with?
Feel free to call the office (585-872-5150) should you have any questions.

Counseling Forms
To access and download the forms online: HBC Counseling Forms

Please print out a set and complete for each person seeking counsel and allow enough time to complete the forms thoroughly. Then, bring them with you for your scheduled time and be available approximately ten minutes early for the first appointment in order to process the forms and have them ready for the counselor.

Costs
While you are not obligated to pay for the counseling you receive, we are appreciative of donations in order to continue to provide counseling for those in need. It costs the Webster Bible Church to service you, so we would ask that you prayerfully consider donating whatever you are able to afford each week. As God’s word says, “the worker is worthy of his wages” (Matt. 10:10). Your gifts are considered tax deductible as well. Since we are donation based, and not fee based, we don’t want to make the cost of counseling a hindrance for anyone seeking help. Donations may be made to Webster Bible Church.We provide training and counseling that is biblical, high quality, and Christ-centered. Our counseling is for individuals and families who are hurting and in conflict.

For questions about counseling, contact Pastor Matt at matt@websterbible.org

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