We love it when people come hang out with us!
We realize that for some people coming to a new church can be stressful and nerve racking. We want to help you out! Here are a few things to help make your first Sunday with us a great experience!
What time should I arrive?
Our worship service starts at 10:15 AM. On your first Sunday here we would recommend that you arrive around 10 to allow time to find a seat, get any children checked in to KidzView and get to know the people around you a little before the service begins. We offer free coffee in the lobby as well!
What should I wear?
Wear whatever is comfortable for you! When you arrive you will see a variety of dress ranging from sweatpants to sports coats. We want you to feel at home when you hang out with us, so wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.
When do I stand and when do I sit?
Sometimes one of the most awkward parts of visiting a new church is knowing when to stand and when to sit. To make this easier for you we will give clear directions from the stage. One common rule of thumb is to stand for all the songs in the beginning and sit after our greeting time.
Will I be expected to give an offering and take communion?
During each service there will be designated times for collecting offerings and for taking communion. As our guest we do not expect you to give an offering, just pass the plate to the people next to you! When it comes to communion we invite you to join us if you feel called to do so. If you don't we completely understand! There is no pressure!
What do I do with my young children?
We have an amazing children's program! Before you head into our service make a stop at our Child Check In Counter right down the stairs when you enter. Bring you children up to worship with you and they will be dismissed for classes before the sermon begins. We also have Nursery available for infants and toddlers. Head over to our Children's Ministry page for more information!
Let us know you are coming!
Fill out the form below and our pastor will be on the lookout for you!
3785 Woodview Avenue Southwest
Wyoming, MI, 49509
Each box below states our beliefs. Click on each box to read the beliefs in further detail.
God - There is only one God, Creator and Ruler of everything, infinitely perfect, all powerful, all knowing and eternally present in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
There is only one God, Creator and Ruler of everything, infinitely perfect, all powerful, all knowing and eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:19; John 14:16-17; John 16:23-27; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Galatians 4:4-6; John 14:6-27)
Father– Creator and Lord of everything; he calls all people to be saved from sin and eternal death through his son Jesus Christ. He hears and answers prayers always with what best glorifies Himself and what’s best for His children. (Genesis 1; Exodus 34:5-7; Acts 17:24-28; Ephesians 4:6; 2 Corinthians 6:18; James 1:17; Hebrews 11:3)
Jesus – The only son of God who came to earth fully God and fully human through the virgin birth; lived a sinless life and died voluntarily on the cross as full payment for the sins of all; then arose bodily from the dead on the third day in victory to sit at the right hand of the Father as our advocate. He is the only way back to the Father. Jesus also shows us the fullness of God's character. (Matthew 1:18-23; Matthew 11:27; Luke 1:26-56; Luke 22:69; Luke 23:1-56; Luke 24:1-8; John 1:1-5; John 1:14; John 3:16-18; John 11:25; John 14:6-7; John 14:9-14; John 20:1-31; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 5:8-11; Romans 6:23; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:1-3; Hebrews 4:14-16; Hebrews 7:24-25; Titus 2:13-14)
Holy Spirit – The comforter, counselor and helper for believers. He reveals truth to the world and indwells and empowers believers for godly life and service, providing a diversity of gifts for the common good of the church. (John 14:15-17; John 14:25-26; John 15:26; John 16:5-15; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 1 Corinthians 12:14-31; 2 Timothy 1:14)
The Bible – Is the Word of God, free of error and our path to knowing God. By obeying God’s Word, we can keep His greatest commands to love Him and others.
The Bible is the inspired word of God, without error and provides the knowledge we need to know God. For Woodview we “speak where the Bible speaks and are silent where the Bible is silent”. We accept the Bible as our guide for issues of morality, sexual purity and marriage. By adhering to God’s Word and seeking Him, we strive to obey His greatest commandments, which are to love Him and others. (Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; Matthew 24:35; Luke 21:33; Luke 24:44; Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
Salvation – All of us are separated from God because of our sin. Yet God provided payment for our sins in the death, burial and resurrection of His only son Jesus. The process of being forgiven and brought back to God happens only through Jesus.
Because all of us sin and are disobedient to the Father, we need to enter a personal relationship with Jesus to save us and reunite us to the Father. (John 1:7; Matthew 26:26-28; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:8-11; Ephesians 2:8-9) This process is best described as: • Hearing that only Jesus can save us (hearing the Gospel) • Believing Jesus is the only way back to the Father • Confessing that we have determined to trust Jesus completely • Turning from our sinful life and towards only Jesus (repentance) • Identifying with Jesus by being immersed (Matthew 28:18-20; John 3:5-8; Acts 2:36-41; Acts 8:26-40; Acts 9:1-19; Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:9-12; 1 Peter 3:18-22)
Becoming like Jesus – After being saved through Jesus, the Holy Spirit works to purify and make us holy. We have been regenerated and given a new heart that gives us the desire to become like Jesus. We are being transformed to new lives, growing closer to the Father daily.
After being saved through Jesus, the Holy Spirit works to purify and make us holy. We are being transformed to new lives, growing closer to the Father daily. Like human growth, our spiritual growth is a lifelong discipline and process. That growth is not an option. The Holy Spirit dwelling in each of us is the guarantee of the promise that we belong to the Father. (Matthew 28:16-20; Romans 12:1-8; Ephesians 1:11-14; Ephesians 3:14-21; Ephesians 4:29-31; Philippians 3:7-14; 1 Peter 1:1-3; 2 Peter 1:5-11; Hebrews 12:1-12; James 1:1-18)
The Church – Globally, the church is all people who proclaim Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Locally, the church reaches others, providing love and care, developing its members as mature followers for service, and continuing the mission of Jesus.
Globally the church is people who proclaim Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Locally, the church reaches others, providing love and care, developing its members as mature followers for service, continuing the mission of Jesus. (Matthew 16:13-18; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:42-47; Acts 13:1-3; Colossians 1:15-18; Hebrews 10:24-25)
Second Coming of Christ – When Jesus returns, all of us will be raised from the dead. Those who obey Jesus will be raised to eternal life. Those who do not will be raised to eternal separation from God and eternal punishment.
The promise that we all share of a new heaven and earth will be ushered in when Jesus comes again. Those who believe and obey Jesus will be raised to eternal life – those who have ignored salvation through Jesus will be raised to eternal separation from God and eternal punishment. (John 1:9-13; John 6:47; John 11:25; Romans 8:10-11; Daniel 12:2; Revelation 20:11-15)
Unity – Jesus Christ intended the creation of one church on Earth. His church should not be divided. We find agreement and unity by standing on the Bible alone.
Jesus Christ intended the creation of one church on Earth. His church should not be divided. We find agreement and unity by standing on the Bible alone. As a church rooted in the Restoration Movement, we agree with the statement "in essentials, unity; in opinions, liberty; in all things love." (John 17: 22-23; 1 Corinthians 12: 12-13; Ephesians 4:1-5; Colossians 3:13-15; Revelation 19:7)
Below is an introduction to our team. Each has their own talents and is important to our work here at Woodview.