Our Vision

Our heart and vision is to make the transforming power of the Gospel a reality to every person in the Bessemer City area.

In order to do that we believe God has a great vision for the kind of church he wants us to be.  When you see a church, what do you see?  At First Wesleyan…

WE SEE A CHURCH where the presence of God is absolutely undeniable, and the power of the resurrection is not only believed, but experienced and lived out to the fullest. WE SEE A CHURCH where people are walking from death to life in Christ each and every week.

WE SEE A CHURCH where love and grace are freely found and freely given.  WE SEE A CHURCH where all who come in feel warm, welcomed, and loved.  WE SEE A CHURCH where captives are set free, the broken made whole, the weary lifted up. 

WE SEE A CHURCH where marriages are restored, families learn to thrive, and relationships are mended.  WE SEE A CHURCH that bridges the gap between young and old, rich and poor, over privileged and underprivileged, black and white and every color in-between.

WE SEE A CHURCH that transforms the community around them, and even the world, with the love of Christ.  WE SEE A CHURCH that is not afraid to get their hands dirty, take risks, and charge the darkest places with the light of Christ. WE SEE A CHURCH that is known for it’s love. 

WE SEE A CHURCH where every member of the body realizes they are gifted, essential, and a part of the whole.  WE SEE A CHURCH where everyone is involved and on mission together.  WE SEE A CHURCH where life and community take on new depth as we all play our part.


Sun, 25 Aug 2019
Traditional Worship
Modern Worship
Tue, 27 Aug 2019
Mom's Group
Wed, 28 Aug 2019
Choir Practice
Diggin' Deeper
Kidz Konnect
Relentless
Sun, 1 Sep 2019
Traditional Worship
Modern Worship
Mon, 2 Sep 2019
Labor Day
Wed, 4 Sep 2019
Choir Practice
Diggin' Deeper
Kidz Konnect
Relentless