The purpose of Woodland Baptist Church is to develop disciples of Jesus Christ who Love God, Love Others and Live on Mission.
Our Mission is based on:
The Great Commandment, given Jesus Christ, when he was asked the question, “Which is the greatest commandment in the law?”:
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: `Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
The Great Commission, the final command given by Jesus to the disiples:
"Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
We welcome all who desire to worship Christ with us. As we come together for worship, discipleship, and mission, here are a set of core beliefs that form the essence of our faith and practice.
- We believe in one triune God, eternally existent in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who alone is worthy of our honor, praise, and obedience.
- We believe in the full deity and full humanity of Jesus Christ.
- We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit who indwells every Christian's life for the purpose of living a God-reflective life. (John 16:7-11, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 4:30)
- We believe every person is created in the image of God, but that image has been marred by our sin.
- Because of our sin, we are separated from God and therefore must experience the work of Christ by faith in order to have a relationship with God.
- We believe in the substitutionary atonement of Christ.
- We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, truth without mixture of error and the authority for all faith and practice.
- We believe that the church is the Body of Christ and is to be about His work of making disciples of Christ in the world.
- We believe that believers baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper are the two ordinances of the church.