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Beliefs and Core Values

Doctrinal Positions

The Bible

We believe the Bible is the true, inspired, infallible Word of God and is our rule for faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21). 


We believe there is one eternal and self-existent God who is and is revealed to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 3:16-17). 

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God, was born of a virgin, was the perfect sacrifice for sins, bodily rose from the dead, ascended to heaven, and will return again (John 1:1-14; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is a person of the Godhead who indwells the believer at salvation (John 16:1-6; Romans 8:9). 

Sin Nature

We believe that all people are by nature and choice sinful and lost and have within themselves no possible means of salvation (Romans 3:10-23; Ephesians 2:1-3). 


We believe that salvation is a work of God’s grace received by faith in Christ. No human work can accomplish salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5). 


We believe that the local church is an organized body of believers that upwardly worships Christ, inwardly loves and cares for Christ’s people, and outwardly shares the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the glory of God (Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 4:11-16; Revelation 5:11-14). 

Communion and Baptism

We believe that the two ordinances of the local church are the Lord’s Supper and believer’s baptism (1 Corinthians 11:23-29; Acts 2:41; 8:38-39).

Marriage and Sexuality

We believe that no sexual activity should be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. Heterosexuality is God’s order of creation. By God’s design there are only two genders that cannot be altered (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:21-25; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8).

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Core Values

By God’s grace each believer at Wayside Chapel will grow to be…

By proclaiming Christ as the only Savior and Lord of our lives, all our ministries seek to intentionally increase our faithfulness to Christ.

Sunday services, Bible studies, Growth Groups, Rooted Youth, and Sprout Kids are all grounded in Scripture and strive to increase our appetite for God’s Word.

We recognize that the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives and church is essential for our work to be effective.

We encourage the unity and interaction of God’s people centered on our common belief in Christ.

While we acknowledge that true worship extends to all areas of our lives, our church worship style combines classic and modern songs and hymns that seek to exalt Christ. 

We highlight an attitude of service to the church and our community by following the example of Christ’s humility.

We recognize that individual and corporate prayer according to God’s will is essential for the health of the body of Christ.

By supporting local and global missions and encouraging each believer to consistently communicate Christ to others, we endeavor to reach our harvest fields with the gospel of Jesus Christ.