Welcome to Broadview. We’re glad that you’re interested in visiting our church. Broadview is a Great Commandment, Great Commission, Acts 1:8 church. We focus on positioning ourselves upward in worship, inward in discipleship, and outward in mission. We hope you’ll join us for a weekend worship service or consider becoming a part of our church family. We’re not perfect people nor a perfect church. However, we love Jesus, we love people, and you’re welcome to come just as you are.
Up, In & Out
Upward in Worship,
Inward in Discipleship
Outward in Mission.
Broadview is one church with two locations. We have a main campus and a west campus. There are services on Sunday’s and Wednesday’s. At the main campus there are three different worship times: 8:25 (southern gospel), 9:40, & 11:00 (contemporary). Children, youth, and adult classes meet at 9:40 and 11:00. At the West Campus there is one service at 11:00. Children, youth, and adult classes meet at 10:00. Children, youth, and adult classes are also held each Wednesday at 6:30 PM.
We know it can be somewhat unnerving to step into a new environment, especially when there are a lot of unknowns. To give you a glimpse of what you can expect, we have put together answers to some frequently asked questions about the church that will help you understand what Broadview is like week to week and hopefully address issues important to you. We consider our guests to be a gift from the Lord. You’re important to us. Some people visit churches and come back with horror stories about their experience. We hope you experience acceptance and hospitality anytime you choose to visit us.
The Lord created this local congregation in 1959. A group of twelve people, members of the then Temple Baptist Church, sensed the Holy Spirit leading them to start a new work in South Abilene. It was a journey of faith that was long and hard at times. They chose the name “Broadview” because of the view from this “high place” in Abilene. At that time there was not much out this way, but they also had a view of the future. A future that now contains a church with multiple worship services, multiple campuses, reaching multiple generations both here in Abilene and all around the world. What a legacy they left. It is a legacy of obedience, submission, sacrifice and love to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We desire to continue in that way.
The mailing address for both Main and West campuses is 2500 South 27th, Abilene TX 79605.
Beyond The Basics
First Time F.A.Q.
We know it can be somewhat unnerving to step into a new environment, especially when there are a lot of unknowns. To give you a glimpse of what you can expect, we have put together answers to some frequently asked questions about the church that will help you understand what Broadview is like week to week and hopefully address issues important to you. You are very important to us. You’ll find that we strive to make your experience easy and enjoyable. At Broadview we hope you leaving saying, “that was a really friendly church!”
What Do I Wear?
You’ll notice that the dress at Broadview is pretty casual for the most part. In our early service you’ll see a few in a suit and tie. In our middle service you’ll see some in shorts and flip flops. In each of our services we have a little bit of everything in between. Whatever you are comfortable wearing Monday through Friday you should feel comfortable wearing to Broadview. In other words, “come as you are.”
Where Do I Park?
If you’re visiting you should park in the church’s east parking lot. The best parking spots are reserved for our guests. You’ll be greeted at the door by someone from our hospitality team. Feel free to mention you are a guest and they will put you at ease, answering any questions you may have.
Where Do I Go?
The greeter will introduce you to a hospitality guide. They will escort you wherever you need to go (i.e. sanctuary, nursery, children’s wing, etc.) At the door of the worship center a greeter will give you a worship guide on which you can take notes, record your attendance, and find out more about Broadview.
What Do I Do?
Sit back and enjoy the service. You can stand with us during the singing if you’d like. At the end of each service is an offering. This is for our members to give. Please don’t feel obligated to give! You can, though, drop your guest slip in the offering plate as it is being passed. There is also an invitation at the end of each service. At this time you can request prayer, join the church, or publicly confess your faith in Christ.
What Service Should I Attend?
Broadview is a multi-generational church. For that reason, different services have different musical genres. If you like southern gospel music or traditional hymns then the 8:25 service is most likely the service you’ll want to attend. However, our 9:40 and 11:00 services are much more contemporary. These two services have a full band and typically attract a younger crowd than the 8:25 service.
What If I Don't Normally Go To Church?
That’s OK. We still hope that you’ll come! We seek to create a welcoming environment for those who are curious about God, but have never felt comfortable in church. We also do our best to explain each element of the worship service so that people don’t get lost along the way. We want Broadview to be a place where you can learn, apply and wrestle with who God is and what He wants for you. It’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out yet; we don’t either.
What Does The Pastor Usually Talk About?
We believe that God wants to be involved in our everyday lives, so we present the ageless truths of the Bible in a format that’s easy to understand, even if you’ve never been to church. The sermon will be over a certain section of the Bible. Application will be made to daily life. Typically, Pastor Wes preaches through books or large sections of the Scripture such as the Sermon on the Mount.
What About My Kids?
Broadview is a family-friendly church. We believe that children are a blessing from God and should be taught about God and his plan for the world in a fun learning environment. For kids who are nursery age to 5 years old, they can stay during both Sunday school hours (9:40 & 11:00) and learn about God in a fun and relevant way. Our 1st – 5th graders also have Sunday school at 9:40 and 11:00. We encourage you to bring your 1st-5th grader to service with you and then attend Sunday School afterward while you attend a small group. However, you could just send them to Sunday School while you attend the Sunday Service. No matter what, we want your kids to have a positive answer to the following questions. (1) What did you learn? (2) Did you have fun!?
Weekly ScheduleFor Children Students and Adults
Southern Gospel Service
& Small Groups
& Small Groups
Evening Classes (seasonal)
Freedom Ministries Worship
& Recovery Groups
Preschool Activities (Birth-Kindergarden)
The Gospel Project (Grades 1-5)
Student Activities (Grades 6-12)
Adult Prayer Meeting
& Small Groups
Team Kids (Grades 1-4)
Preteen Group (Grades 5-6)
Broadview Youth (Grades 7-12)