What We Believe
Love God, serve others, and share the good news of lives transformed by Jesus Christ.
To be a thriving, multi-generational church, rebuilt in Wakefield center, which develops disciples, blesses our community and partners with others for church revitalization.
Come as you are and be transformed by Christ’s love.
We are a church that values personal and spiritual growth in Christ found in worship and music, Bible study and small groups, and caregiving and fellowship. We desire to grow deeper in our prayer life and our knowledge of scripture so that we may come to know Christ and grow in our faith journeys together. (Romans 12: 1-2; Acts 2: 42-47; Matthew 6: 33; Colossians 2: 6-7)
We are a church that values love in our relationship with God, within our community and for our neighbor. We understand that love is a verb and while we may not feel affectionate or magnanimous toward another we will always treat them with dignity, respect and kindness. (John 15: 9-13; 1 John 4: 7-12; Colossians 3: 12-14)
We are a church that values being a family of faith. We value respectful communication, tolerance of diversity, our intergenerational character, and caring for one another in times of joy and sorrow. (John 17: 11; Ephesians 2: 13-14; Philippians 2: 4-5; Colossians 3: 12-16)
We are a church that values opportunities to help others, locally and globally, with their practical needs, as well as bringing others to Christ. We strive to be generous and prayerful for the people and ministries we support. (John 17: 18; Matthew 28: 18-20; James 2: 15-17; Mark 15: 16; Matthew 25: 40).
We recognize that these are lofty ideals and we often do not measure up to them in a way that would honor the Christ we profess. Nevertheless, we constantly hold them before us as our call to faithful discipleship being quick to ask forgiveness when we fail and rejoicing in our call to be a faithful community of Christ. (1 Corinthians 4: 7; Galatians 2: 20)
Baptism is a huge milestone in a believer's life as it signifies allegiance to Christ. Jesus commanded us to proclaim his Word and baptize believers in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We uphold believer's baptism for those who desire to follow Christ and are mature enough to understand the gospel truths of Christ's life, death, and resurrection. (Acts 2:38)
The Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion, commemorates the sacrifice of our Lord. The bread and cup that symbolize the broken body and shed blood offered by Christ remind us today of God’s great love for us–just as they did for the disciples 2,000 years ago on the eve of the crucifixion. (1 Cor. 11:23-26).