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1Can iCan – please donate unexpired canned and non-perishable food.
Apr. 22–May 27, 6:30–8:30 pm
RR Community Center, Rm 100
Discovery Class, June 1 & 8
RR Worship Center. Rm 107

Our Beliefs

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


The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He also lives within every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance for doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. (John 14:16-17; 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13; 5:18)

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus entered the human race through a virgin birth. He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose 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. (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 4:14-15)

The Bible is God's word to all people. 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, there are no mistakes. It is completely trustworthy. (Psalm 12:6; 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

Salvation is a gift from God to each one of us. 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 one be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into their life by faith. (John 1:12; 14:6; Romans 5:1; 6:23; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5)

We were created to exist forever. We 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 real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15)

Human beings are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. We are the supreme object of God's creation. Although we have tremendous potential for good, we are spiritually dead as a result of the sin of Adam and through our own sinful acts of disobedience toward God. This attitude separates us from God. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1-2; Romans 3:23)


The local church consists of believers who have agreed to unite in faith and fellowship for the purpose of sharing the good news of Jesus with all people. Woodmen Valley Chapel is self-governing through a plurality of elders under the authority of Christ the Head. The New Testament also speaks of the church as the Body of Christ including all believers throughout history. (Matthew 16:18-19; Acts 2:37-42; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:3-4; Hebrews 10:25; 1 Peter 5:1-3)

Baptism is a public display of a believer's commitment to Christ. Baptism does not make a person a Christian, but is symbolic of death to sin and resurrection to a new life in Christ. Baptism is by immersion and is done after one decides to follow Jesus Christ. (Matthew 3:13-17, 28:19-20; Acts 2:41, 8:35-39; Acts 16:30-33; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12)

The Lord's Supper is a memorial service, symbolizing the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord's Supper is for all believers. (Acts 2:42, 46; 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)