For the student at West Coast, the college experience depends upon the spiritual condition of the heart. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you,” Matthew 6:33. West Coast does not exist only to train the mind or the body, but to touch the heart. Chapel services are held daily and attendance is required. All church services are mandatory because it is our belief that the most important classroom is the church auditorium. Every class period begins with prayer and devotions are held nightly in the dormitories.
Students are challenged and asked regularly about their Bible reading and prayer life. It is through required participation in a local church ministry and weekly soulwinning outreach that our students are being developed and trained in areas of evangelism and discipleship.
Chapel services are held daily on campus and have become the highlight of college life. Students regularly hear the preaching of Pastor Chappell and Dr. Goetsch. Every week, pastors, evangelists, and missionaries are brought in for the sole purpose of challenging the hearts of our students from God’s Word. God touches hearts on a daily basis through these services as hundreds of students are seen on their knees after every message making life-changing decisions.
An open-door policy is maintained by all members of the Administration, and students are encouraged to seek out help with the spiritual battles that they face. The Christian life is taught, modeled, and mentored through the dedicated staff and faculty of both Lancaster Baptist Church and West Coast Baptist College on a daily basis.