Our Core Values
At Woodland every person is valued and is the focus of our ministry. We believe...
Every person has the right to a presentation of the gospel message at his or her level of understanding.
Every person needs a biblical moral compass to guide and protect him or her throughout life.
Every believer has unique gifts to be discovered, developed, and used to strengthen the church.
Every believer has a purpose in advancing the global mission of Christ and the church.
We Believe That...
and declare His design and plan for mankind.
–revealed in three persons (commonly known as the Trinity): Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
As God’s Son Jesus was both human and divine.
Though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior.
Two Ordinances should be practiced in the church. Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service just as it did in New Testament times.
The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout the Book of Acts and the Epistles.
Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christ-like.
to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe ‘the Church’ is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son, Jesus Christ.
The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, to build up or edify the body of believers–the Church-and to meet human need with ministries of love and compassion.
and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).
(The Second Coming). At this future moment in time, all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever.
when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.
for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.
that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. ‘And so shall we forever be with the Lord!’