Mission Statement

We are called as Christ’s disciples to share His love with the people of McLennan County and beyond in such a way that they have the greatest opportunity to know Christ and to become fully-developing followers of Christ.

 

Love for God, Love One Another
Our highest purpose is to respond to God’s love by loving Him with all of our being, and to love others as we love ourselves.

Live an Exemplary Life
As God’s children, we are to be holy and pure demonstrating the difference it makes for Christ to live in us.

Make Disciples
Christ has called us to partner with Him in making disciples. This includes witnessing to the lost, taking the Gospel to the nations, teaching and training the believer.

Use Your Spiritual Gifts
Because God has given every believer special enablings, we are to employ these gifts in ministering to others while revealing Christ’s presence in our lives.

Be Good Stewards
We acknowledge that God owns everything, and all we have is a gracious gift from Him. We have been placed in trust by God to use His gifts wisely to meet our needs and to bless others. We believe we have a corporate responsibility, as well, to work together to protect our environment, and be responsible members of our world, nation, local community and church family.

Respect Family
Believing that home and church are the two divinely appointed institutions, we should do all to participate in and protect and bless our personal and church families.

Excellence
We believe that the life of Christ in us makes it possible for us to live life on its highest plane. Therefore, all we do should reflect a commitment in giving our best, doing our best in all things, at all times.

About God
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

About Man
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God´s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates man from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2

About Eternity
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46

About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven´s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords.
Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13

About Salvation
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God´s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin´s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

About Eternal Security
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10,14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1

About the Bible
The Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

About Baptism
Baptism is the symbolic outward expression of our new life in Christ. Our baptism is the obedient response to Christ’s own example and to His command. Baptism is by immersion following one’s salvation experience.
Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4

Let us help you get connected.

Get in touch with Joy Mooneyham, our Connection Coordinator. She would love to answer any questions you have and help you get connected. There’s a lot going on at First Woodway! Joy can help you find a Sunday School class, provide more information about the activities and ministries, or give you a tour of the campus before your first visit.

Joy Mooneyham, 254.772.9696

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