Frequently Asked Questions
When are the worship services and what should I expect?
We have worship and ministry alternatives for all generations. Join our traditional worship service at 9:30 am on Sundays; or enjoy a contemporary service at 10:45 am (video clip below).
Each of our services is a little different. But don't worry, you can't "mess up." If you don't have a Bible with you, watch the screens for the Scripture. If you don't know a song, you don't have to sing, just watch the words on screen and enjoy the song in your own way. Aren't sure about taking communion? Just pass the plate to the next person. We understand that visitors come from a wide-range of backgrounds. If you ever have questions about a service, stop by the Connection Center in the foyer or contact the church office.
What should I wear?
We want you to feel comfortable worshipping with us. Wear what makes you feel comfortable. Each service seems to have a general "feeling" when it comes to dress. Most people in the traditional service dress in professional casual (anything from dresses and dress shirts to khakis and polos to jeans). Most people in the Contemporary Service seem to dress fairly casual (anything from khakis and polos to jeans, t-shirts and flip-flops).
What about my children?
We have safe, fun, and stimulating programs for children: childcare for birth to age 2; Sunday school classes for ages 2 - grade 5; and Children's Church for grades K-5. Visitors with children in these age groups should stop at the Connection Center for more information.
Our Mission ...
Woodlawn Christian Church exists to help people trust, love, and follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Our goal is to have every member connecting, growing, and serving. We will equip and encourage the members of our church to connect themselves and others to Christ and His Church, to grow in their faith and knowledge of Christ and His Word, and to serve others through ministry in the Church, community, and around the world.
Our Beliefs ...
- We believe in one God ‚ Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16,17; John 14:9,10, 16, 26)
- We believe God is the creator of all things. (Gen 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Heb 11:3)
- We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only son and Savior of the world, who died for our sins and arose from the dead. (John 1:14; 3:16; Matthew 1:18-21; John 20:24-31; 1 Cor 15:1-8; 1 John 4:9)
- We believe the Holy Spirit lives in every Christian. (John 16:5-15; 1 Cor 3:16; 6:19,20; 2 Tim 1:14)
- We believe the Bible is God's message to mankind, inspired and trustworthy, our final authority for all matters of faith. (Psalm 119:105; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
- We believe that mankind, created by God, sinned against God and is consequently lost and without hope apart from faith in Jesus Christ. (Acts 4:12; Rom 3:23; 1 John 1:5-10)
- We believe that salvation from sin comes by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ (his death on the cross). (Matthew 26:28; Rom 5:6-11; 1 Peter 1:18,19)
- We believe Christ's death on the cross can be personally received by repentance (turning from sin) and faith at baptism (immersion in water in the name of Christ). (Luke 24:45-47; Acts 2:38,39; Rom 6:1-7; Gal 3:26,27; Col 2:9-12)
- We believe in the Church of Jesus Christ, the body and bride of Christ, founded on the day of Pentecost, consisting of all Christians everywhere. (Matt 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47)
- We believe God has provided for the leadership of the local church through the oversight of Elders. (Acts 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:1-7 Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4)
- We believe the God-given mission of His Church is to make followers of Jesus Christ from out of all the peoples of the world. (Matthew 28:16-20)
- We believe death seals the eternal destiny of each person. The saved in Christ will receive eternal life. The unsaved will experience eternal separation from God. (Rom 8:8-10; John 6:47; Daniel 12:2; John 3:18)
- We believe Jesus Christ will one day return to earth to receive all those who believe in Him. (1 Cor 15:23; 1 Thess 4:13-18)