Multiplying Disciples // Transforming Lives.
Our vision is to Multiply Disciples and Transform Lives so that all may know Jesus as Lord and Savior. Learn more about our mission, vision, and values below.
Our mission is to follow Jesus Christ, grow as His disciples, serve and tell others, so that all may know Him as Savior and Lord.
The vision of WLC is Multiplying Disciples & Transforming Lives. We want everyone to know the transforming power of Jesus, and to find their identity in Him while becoming more like Him and helping others do the same! We call it The [Disciple] LIFE and it's behind everything we do at WLC.
At WLC, our core values are at the heart of everything we do:
Truth - Rooted in God's Word
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness..."
- 2 Timothy 3:16
Each Person - Come as you are
"The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." - 1 Samuel 16:7b
Relationships - Life is better together
"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for one another." - 1 John 3:16
Our Community - Serving and welcoming
"When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd." - Matthew 9:36
Compassionate Care - Bringing hope to the hurting
"Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28
- Generosity - Trusting the Abundance of God.
"Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.” – 1 Timothy 6:18
Movement - Faith doesn't stand still
"Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation..." - 1 Peter 2:2
The Apostles' Creed
We believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
God is Triune: One God who reveals himself in three distinct and separate persons.
- The Father, who created and preserves all things. (Hebrews 11:1-3).
- The Son, who redeemed the world by His perfect life, death, and resurrection. (John 3:16; John 5:39; Acts 4:12).
- The Holy Spirit, who brings people to saving faith in Jesus Christ and grows and matures us that we live lives that make a difference for the sake of the kingdom. (1 Corinthians 12:3).
God desires all people to be saved and know the truth.
- God loves all people and wants them to come to love Him and each other. (Ezekiel 33:11; 1 Timothy 2:3-4; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 John 4:16).
- We are sinful at birth, alienated from God, and must be born again in faith. (John 3:1-8; Romans 3:23; Colossians 1:21; Ephesians 2:1-5).
God loves people so much that he sent his only Son, Jesus, to rescue us from our lost condition.
- Jesus is both God and man. (1 Timothy 2:5-6; Colossians 2:8-9).
- Jesus gave His life as the perfect sacrifice for our sins, resulting in our forgiveness and acceptance by God the Father. (Isaiah 53:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
- Those who believe and are baptized will be saved. (Romans 10:9-10).
The Holy Spirit brings, keeps, grows, and matures us in faith through God's Word, baptism, and the Lord's Supper.
- We cannot believe in Jesus or come to Him without the assistance of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:3).
- God’s Word is true, powerful, and has the ability to change lives. (Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; Hebrews 4:12).
- Through baptism, the Holy Spirit offers all people new life and makes us God’s children. (John 1:12,13; John 3:1-8;
Titus 3:5; Acts 2:38).
- In Holy Communion, Jesus offers believers His body and blood in, with, and under bread and wine to eat and drink.
(1 Corinthians 10:16-17).
- In Holy Communion, God offers believers the forgiveness of sins and strengthens their faith. (Matthew 26:27-28; John 6:54-58; 1 Corinthians 11:26).
Woodbury Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.