WOC believes that the greatest way to live is in the purposes of God. All of our weekly activities and weekend services are geared toward helping those who participate to become more fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. In this setting, the God-opportunities and invitations are vast.
Focus events are when, as a congregation, we turn our efforts outward to be a blessing to our community—working together diligently to share the gift of Christ's love with those around us.
The last several years, WOC has packed up its campus and reloaded into Middle Tennessee State University's Murphy Center for our community-wide Easter services. Hundreds of volunteers devote scores of hours to packing, loading, transporting, and setting up children's spaces that will host hundreds of children during the services. Several hundred more volunteers care for the children while even more set up staging, media, and serve as ushers and greeters to our guests. All told, this event has become one of the most exciting endeavors we undertake. Click to see the Easter homepage.
The end of October is a highly valued time of the year to a very important segment of our community – our children! In an effort to provide an environment where children from all the community can come with adults and enjoy all the games, inflatables, popcorn, cookies and candy they can have! Our Harvest Hoedown Celebration has proved to be the most popular gift we can offer our area. Several hundred volunteers help to make this a great joy each October.
Each December, the malls are filled many rushing and tired Christmas shoppers, thankful to have found presents for their lists, but wishing for help to get them ready for the tree. Therefore, WOC is delighted to provide several hundred 'elves' to wrap freely their packages. Our local enclosed mall provides the space, which we rent, transforming it into a complete Free Christmas Gift Wrapping Center. During a four-week window, we merrily wrap thousands of mall-purchased gifts, singing all the way, and encouraging every shopper to have a blessed Christmas. It is our gift to the community.