WE GATHER TO LEARN AND LIFT UP
If you hang around Woodmen for long (which we hope you will!), you’ll hear four words pop up frequently in conversation:
Gather Connect Grow Contribute
These are our mission values — four commitments that we believe lay the groundwork for a Christ-like life. We invite everyone who calls Woodmen their church home to participate with us in living out these values. Let’s take a closer look at the first value: GATHER.
For centuries the people of God have gathered for biblical teaching and worship. We’re called to hold fast to a confession of faith and consider how to live it out and encourage one another. This is why we come together every weekend to study God’s word. (Hebrews 10:23-25)
We also gather to encounter God and respond to Him in worship. We participate in unity, lifting up the name of Christ in worship. We proclaim the worth of Jesus as God incarnate, who gave up his life, defeated death and is coming again. Through song and prayer, we declare the glory of the Father, Son and Spirit. (John 4:23-24)
We see each Gospel-centered worship service as a celebration of who God is and what he has done, but also as fuel and inspiration, lighting the fuse for the life of the church and the work of ministry in the days ahead.
When guests are ready to take a next step, we want to connect them with Christ and others. The next step in our mission values is CONNECT.