By Age Group
We understand that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't always work, as everyone is unique and brings their own gifts and skills to the table. Adult ministry at Winter Park reflects this variety, and we offer small groups, mission opportunities, age-related gatherings, exercise groups, Bible study groups, and just-get-out-and-have-fun groups. The opportunities are regularly changing and updating, so if you're interested in plugging in as an adult, please give us a ring or shoot us an email!
All children are welcome at Winter Park, and we highly value the opportunity to build relationships of trust and acceptance with children and their families. Our ministry to boys and girls is child-centered, Bible-based, relationship-focused, and family-oriented. Our teaching is foundational in nature, guiding children as they grow in understanding God’s plan for their lives through faith in Jesus Christ. For more info, please contact Allison Lairmore.
Whether you're working, retired, or doing something different altogether, the golden years usher in new opportunities. We offer a variety of small group Bible Studies for seniors, host a senior adults lunch every Tuesday on campus, as well as coordinate fun outing throughout the year. For more info, please contact Mike Womble.
Are you taking classes at UNCW, Cape Fear, or BCC? Taking a gap year to figure things out, or perhaps just taking a break? Well, we’re here for you! Every Monday during the school year, we host a college-aged dinner from 6pm to 8pm at the Bullock’s home (contact us for the address, it’s just behind UNCW). Come meet some new faces, and let’s figure out what God is up to in our lives! We encourage our college aged students to participate in the life of the broader church, joining in on our Sunday morning worship services, connecting with multiple generations through small group Bible studies, and by serving the community through one of our community partners. For more info and current activities, please contact Corey Bullock.
Our vision is to provide youth with a place that they can experience the love of God, seeking to build a community in which every teenager finds a place that they belong. We provide a safe place for teenagers to connect with God and others, helping them learn to live out their faith in daily life. We do this through Sunday morning small groups, Wednesday night Youth Group, retreats, mission trips, camps, and other various activities. We encourage every youth to have a personal relationship with Christ and to follow the Great Commandment to love God and love others. For more info, please contact Brad Kornegay.
Small Groups/Bible Study
One of the best ways to connect with other people at Winter Park is through a small group. Not only do these groups explore the Bible & other topics together, but they live out their faith together by serving our community and one another. We believe that within these groups, real life change happens. Dozens of groups meet on Sundays and throughout the week, so for the latest info on groups, please contact Mike Womble.
We love using music as an expression of our faith in worship gatherings, and we encourage our church family to use the musical gifts God gave them to help our congregation praise Him. We have choirs of all ages, including preschool, children, youth, and adults; as well as handbells and a modern worship band. For more information about our musical activities, please contact Dr. Clif Harris.
Sharing a meal together helps remove the barriers that separate us, and we encourage everyone at Winter Park to regularly and intentionally share a meal with those outside your household. We offer common meals on Monday Nights for college students, Tuesday lunches for senior adults (or anyone who is available), and Wednesday evenings for all ages. For the the Tuesday and Wednesday meals, we kindly request that you place your order in advance, as we support local restaurants by catering in those meals. For more information about common meals and the current schedule, please call the Winter Park Office.
We believe that Jesus' instruction to love others means far more than simply completing a service project from time to time; rather, it is a call to radically reorient our lives so that we ALL are positioned to care for others as part of our daily lives. Because care looks different in every circumstance, we partner with several organizations who are far more knowledgable about best practices for this than we are, and we encourage you to learn from them, too. To view a complete list of our community partners, visit our about page.
By week Day
Join us for a worship experience at 8:30am in the Community Center (also available via live stream) which includes songs accompanied by a full band, drama, video, and other visual arts; or at 11am for a traditional style of worship including a choir, piano, organ, soloists, and ensembles. Both services are filled with Scripture, prayer, and a Biblical message which provide times for worshipers to respond to God’s calling. Whether you are dressed in a suit or in jeans, whether you’ve followed Jesus for many years or have yet to begin that journey, in whatever season of life you find yourself these days, we are excited to have you join us as we gather to worship. Worship Care for Preschoolers (birth-PreK) is provided, and Children’s Church is available for K-2nd graders during the school year.
Getting together outside of Sundays is relaxing and encouraging in the midst of a hectic week, so take a night without cooking and enjoy a meal from a local restaurant served right at Winter Park on Wednesdays! Wednesday Night Groups are designed to be a safe space for you to be yourself and reconnect with others, and there are fantastic opportunities for children and youth as well. For info on our current Wednesday night groups and schedule, please contact the Winter Park Office.
Following the way of Jesus is not limited to a particular day of the week, thus there are many groups and opportunities that occur throughout the week. For the most up to date info, please check out our calendar below or contact the Winter Park Office.