History and Future of The Worship Center

Ocean City Worship Center was launched on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1991 at Berlin Middle School. After six months, the meeting location was moved to Stephen Decatur High School, where services continued to meet for three years. During these years the church grew to 35 people.


In the fall of 1994, the congregation moved to the Berlin Shopping Center. Within a matter of months the church tripled to nearly 100 on Sunday mornings.

 

By the Fall of 1995, continued growth prompted another move and church began meeting at its present location on Route 50. After a year the congregation had doubled again to nearly 200 people.

 

In 1996, several members of the congregation assisted in renovating the warehouse in the back of the building. This allowed for more meeting space, and the continued growth made it necessary to have two services on Sunday morning.

 

In January 2000, the Lord began directing the congregation towards moving once again to another facility. A capital stewardship campaign was launched to raise funds to make this happen.

 

In 2005, The Worship Center purchased 25 acres near its current location, just a quarter mile east. The property sits off of Route 50 behind another small property.

 

In 2009, a picnic pavilion was built on the new property and preparations for construction began.

 

In 2010, a capital campaign named Launching Out began to prepare the land for phase one of our future campus. Over the course of 5 years funds were raised, the property was completely graded, and a storage facility was built.

 

In 2015, a capital campaign named Get Ready began to finish getting the grounds prepared for construction, purchase building plans, bring electricity and sewer to the property, hire a builder, and begin construction on the new church building. 


On Sunday, November 19, 2017, surrounded by our pastors, elders, and congregation we officially broke ground on our new church building. Expected completion is scheduled for the end of 2018 with the hope of holding services at the beginning of 2019.