Statement Of Faith

Based on what the bible teaches, we feel very strongly about the following 8 principles.

Biblical Authority:

We believe that the bible is God's final authority for us. Our question when faced with a decision is, "What does the Bible say?".  We practice daily bible reading, studying, memorization. no person or council of people can ever supersede the Bible. (2 Timothy 3:16)

 

Autonomy of the Local Church:

We believe that the local church is an independent body of believers which is accountable to God alone. no person or council of people can dictate what a local church should do. (Matthew 18:15-17; Colossians 1:28)

Priesthood of the Believer:

We believe that ever believer is a priest. The Bible teaches that ever Christian is also called to 'Full Time' Christian service, regardless of his or her vocation. We practice the truth that every believer is a minister by encouraging ever member to find a place of service and ministry. As a priest, each believer may personally enter the presence of God through the mediatorial work of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:5-9; Revelations 1:6)

 

Two Church Offices:

We believe that that the Bible teaches that there are 2 church offices ordained by God for the spiritual and practical needs of the local church. They are the office of elder and deacon. (1 Timothy 3:1-13; 1 Peter 5:1-4)

Individual Soul Liberty:

We believe that every individual has the liberty to believe as his/her conscience dictates. A person cannot be forced against his/her will to believe in something. (Romans 14:5-12)

Saved Church Member:

We believe that the prerequisite to church membership in the local church is evidence of salvation by faith in Christ. (Acts 2:42-47)

 

Two Church Ordinances:

We believe that the Lord Jesus gave the local church 2 church ordinances that must be obeyed. The 2 ordinances are Believer's baptism and the Lord's table. (Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-31)

 

Separation of Church and State:

We believe that the Church and government form 2 separate spheres of authority and accountablility. Niether one should ever attempt to control the other. (Matthew 22:15-22)

Church Office
faithway.office@gmail.com
519-421-2622
576 Brant St
Woodstock, ON