Members of the Wilsonville Church of Christ are ordinary people. Some are farmers, tradesmen, truck drivers, students, teachers, business people as well as retired workers. Most of us have done other things in life than what we currently perform. We are young and old. In short, we are ordinary people.
Through this diversity, runs a common thread which binds us together. We are Christians, and are as a family, concerned with helping each other get to heaven. We are also concerned with helping you get to heaven, too. We are not perfect, but we are trying to grow spiritually and be more of what God wants us to be.
Our goals are simple, but based in the Bible:
- Our aim is to practice Christianity only as revealed in the New Testament (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Colossians 3:17)
- Our desire is to teach others to respect the authority of Christ so they too will submit their will to His and become followers of Christ Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Timothy 2:2).
- Our prayer is that we will do these things with a spirit of boldness, yet with humility, so that all will give God the glory for everything that we do (1 Peter 3:15; Ephesians 3:21).
We recognize that much of what is passed off today as Christianity is neither Christ centered, nor pleasing to God. The church has been reduced, in many places, to little more than a social club, a political action committee, or a public assistance society. However, the Lord has given us a blueprint for His church (2 Timothy 1:13) and Christians who take His Lordship seriously will accept and hold to this pattern,
And whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, (do) all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17. Here, in Wilsonville, we are committed to understand the pattern for New Testament Christianity and then live by it.
In truth, far too many churches are interested in appealing to people by giving them whatever they want in order to entice them to attend.
Big numbers is their goal instead of serving Jesus as he has instructed through New Testament principles. We believe that serving our Lord is more important than pleasing people. If you are seeking a group of Christians serious about studying the Bible and then following its teaching, then you will find a home here at Wilsonville.
Does this deny our need for the grace of God? Absolutely not! Without His grace we are helpless. We must also be followers of faith. However, this faith is one of trust and obedience to God's will that is demonstrated over and over throughout the Old and New Testaments. While it is still God's grace that saves us through the blood of Jesus Christ, Jesus noted that obedience is, nevertheless, our duty (Luke 17:10). The Apostle Paul echoed this duty (Romans 16:25-26).