We believe that the One and only true God is Spirit: eternal, personal, unchangeable, and self-existent in three Persons — God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit — Who is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. He is perfect in holiness, love, justice, wisdom, and truth; omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
We believe the Holy Scriptures consist of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, given by divine inspiration, and inerrant in the original manuscripts. It is the Word of God and the unchanging authority in all matters of our Christian faith, doctrine, values, and personal behavior. It is true and fully reliable in all the matters it addresses.
We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His atoning death on the cross, His bodily resurrection, and His ascension to the right hand of the Father. He is God. He is the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, and the One to Whom all people must one day bend their knee and confess His supreme Lordship.
We believe that God extended His grace to us through Jesus Christ’s death on the cross. Jesus Christ is the only Savior for human beings. We believe that the only way to get to heaven is to admit you are a sinner; believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins; commit your life to Him by personally asking Him to forgive you of your sins, repent (turn away) from your sins, and, by faith, invite Him to be your Savior and Lord.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit to fill, convince and convict the world of sin, righteousness & judgment. He teaches, guides, and enables the child of God to live a holy life. We believe the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gift(s) to Christians so that each believer might minister within the body of Christ.
We believe that the Church is composed of believers in Jesus Christ. He is the Head of the Church and the Source of its life. The Church, Christ’s Body, exists to bring glory to Him, to accomplish His purpose to honor and reflect His image. It is within the context of the church that believers mutually encourage, serve, admonish, and care for one another.
We believe in the personal and physical return of Jesus Christ. This is the hope of the Church and the encouragement for the church. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead and the believer’s everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord in heaven. We also believe the unbeliever will encounter judgment and everlasting conscious punishment in hell.
We believe that Jesus instituted the Lord’s Table as a memorial of His death & New Covenant. We believe that communion is one of the two ordinances of the Church. We do not believe a person is saved by receiving communion but it is an important faith practice. Partaking in the communion emblems is a way of corporately celebrating Christ’s death, our oneness in Christ and our forgiveness in Christ. Any person who has personally invited Christ to be Savior and Lord of his/her life is invited and encouraged to join us during our communion celebrations. We typically offer communion quarterly in Sunday morning Worship.
We believe that it is important for a person to be baptized once he/she trusts Christ by faith. This is an important step of obedience to the Lord. The preferred mode of baptism is total immersion in water. We do not believe baptism is absolutely essential in order to go to heaven but is a natural next step of obedience. We do not baptize infants, we practice child & parent dedication.
We strive to provide an environment for belivers to worship and to intentionally engage, equip and empower God's people, teaching them to be disciple-making disciples in their families, church and communities in order to fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commision.
"Taking next steps together" is a thread that runs throughout the fabric of Woodburn Missionary Church influencing every aspect of who we are, what we do, and why we exist.
It is intentional. You don't "drift" into becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. Rather, it is planned, purposeful, and a deliberate action.
It is sequential. We encourage you to begin with our worship services, connect with a FLOCK or small group, and then find a place to serve.
It is incremental. It happens little by little, not in huge leaps. Growing in Christ is a process that takes time.
It's relational. Spiritual growth occurs best within the context of community. We need others to help us grow; we need to reach out to others to help them grow.