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Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. 

ADDRESS

Potomac High School

3401 Panther Pride Dr

Dumfries, VA  22026

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 6637

Woodbridge, VA  22195

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ABOUT US

Word of Life Christian Church exists for YOU.  Beliefs are not worth much unless they are translated into actions.  “The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us to do what is right.” 2 Tim. 3:15   Since God’s Word is the only completely reliable and truthful authority, we accept the Bible as our manual for living. 

OUR MISSION

Word of Life Christian Church exist to share the love of Christ and to expand the Kingdom of God

OUR PURPOSE

To bring people to Jesus and membership in his family, develop them to Christ-like maturity, and equip them for their ministry in the church and their life mission in the world, in order to magnify God’s name.

OUR COMMITMENT

LIVING ON MISSIONS

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” 1 Peter 3:15

 

It is the responsibility of every Christian to share the Good News with those with whom God brings us into contact. We practice personal sharing about Christ and inviting friends to church.

 
FIND YOUR PLACE

Find your faith at Word of Life Christian Church.  It is truly a blessing when you answer that call of God.  Developing your faith is key and here at WLCC we provide you all the resources to GROW in Christ.  You will see your life and your outlook change.  

OUR BELIEFS

·    In essential beliefs — we have unity.

“There is one Body and one Spirit...there  is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all...”  Ephesians 4:4-6

 

·    In non-essential beliefs — we have liberty.

“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters...  Who are you to judge someone else’s servant?  To his own master he stands or falls...  So then each of us will give an account of himself to God...  So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.”  Romans 14:1,4,12,22

 

·    In all our beliefs — we show charity.

“...If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains — but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.”  1 Corinthians 13:2 (Ph)

 

THE ESSENTIALS WE BELIEVE 

1.  ABOUT GOD

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.  He has eternally existed in three personalities: 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

 

2.  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 people 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 someday 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

 

3.  ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of 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.  He give every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek 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 5:18

 

4.   ABOUT THE BIBLE

The  Bible  is  God’s  Word  to  us.    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 the 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

 

5.   ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS

People are made in the spiritual  image of God, to be like Him in character.   People are the

supreme object of God’s creation.  Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”.   This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.

 

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2

 

6.  ABOUT SALVATION

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it.  We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.  Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty.  When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved.  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 5:17.

 

7.   ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity.  If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it.  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 us this security.

 

John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10,14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

 

8.   ABOUT ETERNITY

People were created to exist forever.  We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally 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 real places of eternal existence.

 

John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9

 

9.   ABOUT FAMILY

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption.

 

WLCC holds to the traditional biblical definition of marriage. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime.... The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation... Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God's pattern for marriage.

 

BECOME A PART OF OUR FAMILY

ADULT LIFE GROUP

Every Sunday at 9:30am

CHILDREN LIFE GROUP

Every Sunday at 9:30am

YOUTH LIFE GROUP

Every Sunday at 9:30am

SUNDAY SERVICE

Every Sunday at 11:00am

CHILDREN'S CHURCH

Every Sunday at 11:00am

 

OUR LIFESTYLE STATEMENT


What We Practice

Beliefs are not worth much unless they are translated into actions.  Based on what the Bible teaches, we feel very strongly about the following seven practices:

 

 

BIBLE AS OUR SOLE AUTHORITY

“The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us to do what is right.”  2 Timothy 3:15

 

Since God’s Word is the only completely reliable and truthful authority, we accept the Bible as our manual for living.  Our first question when faced with a decision is “What does the Bible say?”  We practice daily Bible reading, Bible study, and Bible memorization.   The Bible is the basis for all we believe.

 

AUTONOMY OF EACH LOCAL CHURCH

“Christ is the head of His Body, the church.  He is the source of the Body’s life...”  Colossians 1:18 (GN)

 

Christ is the recognized head of our church, not any person, group, or religious organization.  While recognizing  the value of associating  and cooperating  with other groups of Christians,  we believe every local church should be self-governing and independent from any denominational control.  In relating to our “daughter churches” that we sponsor, we encourage each congregation to determine it’s own strategy, structure, and style.

 

 

PRIESTHOOD OF EVERY BELIEVER

“Christ loves us, and by His death He has freed us from our sins and made us a kingdom of priests to serve God...”   Revelations 1:6 (GN)   “You are...the King’s priests...God’s  own people, chosen to proclaim the wonderful acts of God.”  1 Peter 2:9 (GN)

 

The Bible teaches that every Christian is called to “full time” Christian service, regardless of his or her vocation.  We practice the truth that every believer is a minister by encouraging every member to find a place of service and ministry.   Every believer has direct access to God through prayer Bible reading.

 

 

IMMERSION

“For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ...”  Colossians 2:12 (GN)

 

We practice baptism by immersion under water — the way Jesus was baptized, and the way the Bible commands.

 

SPIRIT-LED LIVING

(Jesus said), “I am the Vine, you are the branches.   If you abide in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; but apart from me you can do nothing.”  John 15:5

 

We believe the only way possible to live the Christian life is by God’s power within us.  So we seek to practice a daily dependence  on God’s Spirit to enable us to do what is right.   Philippians  2:13, Ephesians 5:18

 

 

TELLING OTHERS ABOUT CHRIST

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”  1 Peter 3:15

 

It is the responsibility of every Christian to share the Good News with those with whom God brings us into contact.  We practice personal sharing about Christ and inviting friends to church.