The goal of The Worship Place is to see people become passionate disciples of Jesus Christ. We do this through various ways…
- Services centered on Christ, the head of the church.
- Teaching for all ages based on the Word of God.
- Small groups that encourage each other in the faith.
- Loving service to needy portions of the community.
- Every believer making disciples.
Statement of Faith
I. Authority of Scriptures
We believe that the sixty-six books of the Bible are verbally, equally, and fully inspired by God and are therefore without error in the original manuscripts. These Scriptures center around the Lord Jesus Christ. Scripture should be interpreted literally. They are our final rule of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
II. The Trinity
We believe that God is one being, eternally existing in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfection, worthy of precisely the same honor, confidence, and obedience. (Deuteronomy 6:6; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
III. The Person and Work of Jesus Christ
We believe that the eternal Son of God was born of a virgin, becoming and remaining a perfect man yet retaining His absolute deity, being at the same time fully God and fully man. He gave His life as a ransom for all. His death was substitutionary – the just for the unjust – and by His death He became the Savior of all. He arose bodily from the dead, ascended to heaven, and now intercedes for those who believe in Him. (Luke 1:30-35; John 1:14-18; Romans 8:34; 2 Corinthians 15:3-4; Philippians 2:5-11)
IV. Salvation Through Jesus Christ
We believe salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Our sin has a cost, which is separation from God. Jesus’ death paid the price for our sin. Because of sin, it is impossible to enter the kingdom of God unless a person believes in Jesus. Salvation is entirely the work of God and not the result of human effort. All who are truly saved will remain saved forever and may be assured of their salvation. (John 10:27-28; John 14:6; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Colossians 1:21-22)
V. The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit dwells in every believer. Baptism by the Holy Spirit unites all believers to Christ in one body. He restrains evil in the world, convicts the world of sin, regenerates and seals all believers, bestows gifts for service, and empowers those who are yielded to Him. (John 14:16-17; John 16:7-15; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 1 Corinthians 12:4-14; Ephesians 4:30; 2 Thessalonians 2:7)
VI. Creation and Humanity
We believe that in the beginning God created all things out of nothing including heaven, earth, humanity and angels. He created humanity – male and female – in His own image. Therefore, every human life possesses inherent value. God commissioned humanity to be caretakers of all Creation. Under the influence of Satan, humanity fell through sin and died spiritually. This spiritual death has been transmitted to the entire human race, which is essentially and unchangeably depraved apart from divine grace. (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:18-25; Exodus 20:11; Romans 3:10-19; Romans 5:12; 2 Corinthians 11:3)
VII. Angels, Satan and Demons
We believe that God created spiritual beings known as angels. One angel, now known as Satan or the Devil, sinned through pride and many angels followed him in his moral fall. These fallen angels were called demons. Satan is the originator of sin and, under the permission of God, tempted Adam and Eve to sin. In the end, Satan will be cast into the lake of fire. Many angels, however, kept their holy standing remaining faithful in their service to God. Some of these angels also minister to those who are saved. (Nehemiah 9:6; Ezekiel 28:14-18; Matthew 25:41; Luke 10:18; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:1; 2 Peter 2:4; Revelation 12:9; Jude 1:6)
VIII. The Church and Sanctification
We believe the Church is the world-wide body of believers who are united in Christ through the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The Church is under the authority of Christ. The purpose of the Church is to magnify God by making disciples among all nations. The local church is a community of believers who gather to worship God, study His Word, engage in fellowship, and implement the Lord’s supper and water baptism. Local churches are essential for the believer’s spiritual growth and sanctification (Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:42; Acts 10:47-48; Ephesians 1:20-23; Ephesians 4:3-12; Colossians 3:16; Hebrews 10:24-25)
IX. Last Things and Eternity
We believe that believers are to eagerly anticipate a future time only known by God when Jesus will physically return to earth to gather the Church. All people who have died will be physically resurrected. Those who have been saved by Christ will be raised to experience eternal life, and those who rejected Jesus will be sent to eternal punishment. All wickedness, sin, and death will be destroyed along with Satan. God will wipe away every tear and restore all that has been broken. Jesus will reign as Judge and King. He will renew the heavens and the earth, and all believers will live and reign with Christ, glorifying Him forever. (Matthew 24:36; Matthew 25:46; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; 2 Timothy 2:11; 2 Peter 3:12; Rev 20:6-15; Rev 21:1-7; Revelation 22:20)