In John 14:6 Jesus Christ said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Contrary to false Christian religious systems and the pagan religions of this world, the Bible teaches the way to Heaven, the truth of salvation, and the eternal life which God desires for lost man to enjoy is found exclusively in the person of Jesus Christ and the salvation He offers by grace through faith alone in the finished work of the cross. If you are interested to find out more about the gift of eternal life, purchased by the precious blood of God’s only Son, take the time to watch this video.
John 13:35 says “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” At Wyldewood we understand the fellowship of the believer is vital in our testimony to the lost and our ability to grow in the grace and unity of the life and doctrine of Jesus Christ. We consider it a divine directive to structure every ministry of our church as an organic appendage of discipleship and fellowship. As you watch this video and browse through our webpage we hope you will understand the fullness of joy we have in living the Christian life together.
In our present ecclesiastical culture everyone is talking about making disciples. Sadly, it seems, very few are doing it. Wyldewood is dedicated to the proposition of making disciples of all men so that the Great Commission can be fulfilled in all nations. Biblical discipleship is more than mere mentoring or ascent to a doctrinal statement, a program, or a commitment to attend services. It is, rather, that process by which believers become passionate followers of Jesus Christ, prepared to give an account at the Judgment Seat as wise stewards of time, the Word of God, their bodies, and the local church. Though a vital part of our path of equipping is Discipleship 1 and 2, at Wyldewood, every ministry, function, and message is part of the process of discipleship.
The essence of authentic, local New Testament church ministry is training. Paul tells us in Ephesians 4 that the offices of the local church were given “for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” By being grounded in doctrine, and furnished unto every good work, Wyldewood aims to be a community of faith, fitly joined together and able to commit such things “… to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” Our path of equipping for such an auspicious vision begins at baptism and continues on to our own vocational training through WBI (Wyldewood Bible Institute).
The logical conclusion of the New Testament, the local church, discipleship, and even salvation is missions. Jesus said “… Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). One of the easiest ways to demonstrate that someone is following Jesus is through their consistent endeavor to evangelize. By extension, one of the simplest measures of success for a local assembly is its dedication to reproducing churches. Wyldewood is not content with being missions minded; we are missions active, and by God’s grace, desire to be missions consumed. We believe God has given our church this unique signification as its hallmark.