Our Beliefs

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...

The Scriptures are Inspired by God

and declare His design and plan for mankind.

There is only One True God

–revealed in three persons (commonly known as the Trinity): Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ was fully God and fully Man.

As God’s Son Jesus was both human and divine.

Man Willingly Fell to Sin

Though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.

Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through 'Salvation'

trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior.

Water Baptism by Immersion & Holy Communion

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

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.

Speaking in Tongues

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

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.

The Church has a Mission

to seek and save all who are lost in sinWe 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.

A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Church.

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.

Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today

and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).

Jesus will Rapture His Church Prior to His Return to Earth

(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.

There will be a Millennial Reign of Christ

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.

A Final Judgment Will Take Place

for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.

There will be a New Heaven and a New Earth

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!’

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