We are learning to be a fellowship, that is, a community on a mission.
What we share in common is Jesus as our God, Lord, Leader and Friend, and our experience of His favor (grace) and love.
Our mission is dictated by God as prescribed in the Gospel accounts in the New Testament of the Bible, namely the Great Commandment to love God and our neighbors (Matthew 22.37-40) and the Great Commission to make disciples of Jesus of all peoples (Matthew 28.16-20).
The church is a living organism. It is God's creation with Jesus Christ as its head (Colossians 1:18). From Him life flows (John 14:6). We have a responsibility to cooperate with God (1Corinthians 3:6). We know that unless the Lord builds the house we labour in vain (Psalm 127:1). The transfer of a soul from the kingdom of darkness to that of light is a spiritual, supernatural process (Colossians 1:14). It is the Father who draws (John 6:44). It is the Holy Spirit who convicts (John 16:811). He causes confession to be made (1Corinthians 12:3). He completes conversion (Titus 3:5). It is the Holy Spirit who also strengthens and empowers (Ephesians 3:16). He guides into truth (John 16:16). He gives spiritual gifts which promote unity (1 Corinthians 12:25), building up the church (1 Corinthians 14:12).Now, you are welcome even if you are skeptical of Jesus. In fact, when Jesus Himself gathered a group of disciples, some of them were doubtful.
- Dr. Stuart Robinson
If you are interested, contact Jonathan at Jonathan[at]woodlandbrook.org. Let's talk.