Our Church's Beliefs, Vision & Values

What we believe

We believe that Jesus Christ is the hope for this world, and we have been entrusted with carrying out His mission of love and acceptance to our community and world. Jesus lived, He loved, He died, He rose, and He ascended back to heaven so that we may have abundant life through Him, both now and forever.

We believe we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. We live in a world and community where many adults and families have no regular church or may know very little of God and His love for all of us.

Wolf Creek Community Church is also part of a larger body of believers called the Christian Reformed Church. Along with our many brothers and sisters, we place a high value on the sovereignty of God over all things, and we derive tremendous comfort from the teaching that:

We are not alone but belong body and soul,
In life and in death, To my faithful saviour, Jesus Christ.
He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood
And set me free from the tyranny of the devil.
He also watches over me in such a way
That not a hair can fall from my head
Without the will of my father in heaven.
In fact, all things must work together for my salvation
Because I belong to Him, Christ by His Holy Spirit
Assures me of eternal life
And makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready
From now on to live for Him.

-Ref – Heidelberg Catechism* (or “teaching”)

Our Vision

Wolf Creek Community Church (WCCC) exists to reach out and enfold people in Jesus’s teachings, love, and guidance so that they can become devoted disciples of Him together.

Biblical Basis

In Matthew 22:36-40 we read:

36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" 37 Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbour as yourself.' 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."

Matthew 28:18-20

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Core Values

Our Foundation:

  • We believe in one God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is our Creator, Savior and Friend.
  • We believe the Bible is God’s Word. It is the foundation of our faith and the basis of our preaching and teaching.
  • We believe that prayer is our communication with God and vital to all aspects of church and personal life.

Wolf Creek Community Church exists to reach out to our neighbours:

  • We believe lost people matter to God. We are to befriend and care for them.
  • We believe Wolf Creek Community Church should be a light in the community, and church members should be authentic and active members of the community.
  • We believe that Wolf Creek Community Church should be a safe place where people are cared for, respected and accepted.

… and enfold people for Jesus:

  • We believe that every aspect of church life should be characterized by love.
  • We believe that small groups are important for life changes, spiritual growth and developing a caring community.
  • We believe that worship should be well planned, God-focused and culturally relevant. Excellence and passion honour God and inspire people.

… together becoming devoted disciples of Christ:

  • We believe that spiritual growth is vital for every member. Wolf Creek Community Church is to provide education and opportunities to grow in faith.
  • We believe God has gifted all people. These gifts are to be discovered, developed and used willingly.
  • We believe that full devotion to Christ is natural for every believer.