Our Mission - Woodside Community Church
God created us for community. WE live and worship him together.
God is so good and relationship with him so important that we long to tell others about him. We PREACH this good news in word and deed.
This good news, the gospel, is all about Jesus CHRIST. It is him we proclaim.
We preach that he lived, was CRUCIFIED, and rose again in our place, for the forgiveness of our sins, to reconcile us to God.
We Are Who We Are Because of Who Christ Is,
We Do What We Do Because of What Christ Has Done.
We – We are God’s people, a community of believers united around Jesus Christ. We are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession (1 Pet. 2:9). We are God’s church, his temple, the bride of Christ, a body, and a family.
Our Mission: Preach
Preach – We are a community that exists to proclaim God’s excellencies (1 Pet. 2:9). We do not exist for ourselves, but for him. We live for him. We all have a role to play in the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ (Eph. 4:12). We are all gifted by God and to us those gifts for the common good (1 Cor. 12:7). We exist to make the invisible God visible and we do this primarily by speaking about him, by spreading the good news of his grace. This grace is revealed in the Bible, which is God’s Word, breathed out by him and sufficient to make wise for salvation (2 Tim. 3:15-16). We believe that the Word of God is sufficient for the work of God.
His Identity: Christ
Christ – He is the Messiah, the Son of God (Mark 1:1). He is God who took on flesh and came to us (John 1:14). He became one of us to rescue us. He is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6) and he came that we might have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10). He is the image of the invisible God and all things were created by him, through him, for him, and in him all things hold together (Col. 1:15-17).
His Mission: Crucified
Crucified – He came to serve us and save us by giving his life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:45). He is the good shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep (John 10:11). While we were still sinners, he died for us. We are justified by his blood and we are reconciled to God by his death (Rom. 5:6-11). He bore our griefs. He carried our sorrows. He was wounded for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. God has laid on him the iniquity of us all and by his wounds we are healed (Isaiah 53:4-7).