MISSION & BELIEFS
At Westerville Christian Church, we are all about loving God, loving people and making disciples. We are an independent, non-denominational, Bible-believing Christian Church that desires to see lives changed by Jesus.
“Changing lives through Jesus Christ one person at a time.”
“Love God, love people and make disciples”.
Westerville Christian is guided by these six core values…
The Bible is our final authority
We are set apart for God’s purposes
We are guided by the Holy Spirit
God answers the prayers of His people
We are members of the Body of Christ serving our community
We give because God gave first
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe in the Bible – God’s Holy Word, Scripture. We believe God inspired the autographs (original writings) of the Scripture and those autographs are consequently without error! We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. (Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Mark 12:36; John 14:26; 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; Romans 15:4;
I Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We believe in God the Father, Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible. (Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3)
We believe in the Church of Jesus Christ, founded on the Day of Pentecost and consisting of all Christians everywhere.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, our one and only Savior. Who is both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary. Who died and was buried, and who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day. Who ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father. Who will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead! (Matthew 21:11; John 1:14; John 3:16; I John 4:9; 2 Peter 3:18)
We believe the Bible teaches that man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and is consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ. We believe the Bible teaches that salvation – the forgiveness of sin – is only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ. We believe the Bible teaches that one receives God’s grace by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ and being immersed into Christ, but that none of these is sufficient in and of itself for the assurance of salvation. (Matthew 16:16; Acts 2:38; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:9; Romans 5:12; Romans 6:1-7; Romans 10:9; Ephesians 2:8, 9; I Peter 1:18-19; I Peter 3:21; 2 Peter 3:9; I John 4:15)
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is God and indwells every Christian. (John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14)
We believe in the priority of prayer. God’s will is that we send word to Jesus and not be anxious. (Matthew 633; Luke 11: 1-4; John 11:3; Philippians 4:4-6; James 5:13-16
We believe the Bible teaches that Jesus is the head of the church and the Elders are to exercise authority over the local congregation. (Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:18; I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; I Peter 5:1-4)