Visitor FAQ

  
 
 

 

 When are your gathering times?

 Sundays:

9:00am Sunday School

10:00am Worship Assembly

5:30pm  Auditorium Life Group

LIFE Groups (Check with Group Leaders for time and location)

Wednesdays at 6:30pm
 
Children's ministry at each assembly. (Children's Ministry activities are suspended on Sunday nights during Summer months).
 
 

 

 What are the church office hours?

 Monday - Thursday, 8am - 5pm

Friday, 8am - 12pm

 
 

 
 

 How do I contact the church?

 Phone: 334.793.2280
Fax: Call for fax number (no longer published due to unsolicited faxes)
Email: Office
Mailing address: 617 Westgate Pkwy., Dothan, AL. 36303
 
 
 

 
 

 How do I become a member of the church?

Many professing Christians today think that membership in the universal church precludes the need for membership in the local church. The apostle Paul, however, takes the doctrine of membership in the universal church—the one “body of Christ” and uses it to spur believers to a greater commitment, unity and love toward their brethren at the local level.

To the local church at Corinth, which was having problems with unity and self-centeredness among the brethren, Paul wrote in 1st Corinthians 12, “Now you are in the body of Christ, and members individually” (v. 27). Individually considered, believers are members of Christ’s body. The church viewed as a unity, as a whole collectively is the body itself.

In the section beginning at 1 Corinthians 12:12, Paul uses the metaphor of the body and the many parts of which it consists (e.g., ear, foot, eye, hand, etc.) to show the Corinthian church the need for unity (1 Corinthians 12:18), and the need to care for one another (1 Corinthians 12:25). All the members of the church are mutually dependent. Every member is to selflessly dedicate his or her talents to the body as a whole.

Jesus was committed to the church (Ephesians 5:25).  Our commitment should be no less.  It is important to find a local church to which we can commit.  It should be our desire to take ownership of our role in the church and help make it the best it can be to the glory of God.

Here is how the process works at Westgate:

First, express your desire to place membership.  This can be done by checking the appropriate box on your Communication Card or by sharing your desire with one of the shepherds or ministers.

Next, plan on attending our next Westgate 101 session and lunch to meet our shepherds and staff. You can also share your story of faith and discover how they may better serve your spiritual needs.

If you have never been immersed for the forgiveness of your sins and the gift of God’s Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38), you need to consider this step of faith.  In baptism, we fulfill God’s command (Mark 16:16) and we follow the example of Jesus who was immersed under the waters of baptism (Matthew 3:13-17, Romans 6:1-4). 

 
 
 

 
 

 What is a LIFE Group?

LIFE Groups meet weekly throughout the city focusing on making disciples and reaching those who do not know Christ.
 
In the context of a LIFE Group members will grow in their relationship with Jesus and be challenged to reach out to people in their own relational network.
 
 
 

 
 

 How do I join a LIFE Group?

There are several easy ways to get into a LIFE Group:
 
- Call the church office at 334.793.2280 for more information. 

- Check the LIFE Group box on the "Attendance Card" found on each pew on Sunday morning and we will call you. Or Email Steve Martin , one of our deacons who helps coordinate our LIFE Groups. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
 
 

 
 
 How can I serve at Westgate?
 
If you would like to serve in any of our ministries, just This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  the church office or call the church office at 334.793.2280.This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
 
 

 
 

 What if I have a Prayer Request?

 There are several convenient ways to get your Prayer Request to our Intercessory Team:
 
- Fill out the Prayer request on the "Communication Card" found in your pew.
- Or contact Jill at 334.793.2280 or by email.
 
Please keep us updated on your Prayer requests!
 
 
 

 
 

 How do I schedule a wedding?

The church is available for wedding ceremonies and receptions to members at Westgate and their immediate family only. If you would like more information about being married at Westgate, please email the church office This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call at 334.793.2280
 
 
 

 
 
 How can I get a copy of the Sunday message?
 
You can go to our online sermon page.