We believe in one God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 5:16, 45; 6:1, 4, 8, 9; James 1:17; John 1:17; John 1:1; 14:9; Genesis 1:2; John 4:24, 14:16-20; 2 Peter 1:21
We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible.
Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's one, and only Son, the one, and only Savior.
John 1:14; 1 John 4:9; John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:18
The Holy Spirit is God, the third Person of the Trinity, coeternal and coequal with the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ. His indwelling presence is given to the believer at the time of conversion. The Holy Spirit is said to grieve, love, and speak. According to the Bible, the Holy Spirit ministers to believers in several ways. He teaches, intercedes with regard to Christians' prayers, leads Christ-followers in the truths of God's word, and guides them according to God's plan. The Holy Spirit gives life, convicts of sin, and is the Power of a victorious Christan living. People also have the capacity to deny the Holy Spirit, as He can be spoken against, lied to, and resisted.
Hebrew 9:14; Acts 2:38, 5:3; Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:30, 1:13-14; Romans 15:30, 8:26; Isaiah 63:10; Acts 8:29, 7:51; 2 Samual 23:2; Luke 12:12; John 14:26,16:13; Mathew 4:1, 12:32; John 6:63, 16:8; 2 Timothy 1:7;
Woodland Hills is part of a brotherhood of Churches known as the "Restoration Movement" which seeks to restore the original church as shown in the book of Acts. Woodland Hills is a non-denominational church, not associated with any higher authority or organization. We recognize a fellowship and brotherhood with other Restoration Churches, however, each congregation is fully independent.
There is no New Testament command as to the frequency of communion. Jesus simply said, "....do this in remembrance of me" (Luke 22:19). Therefore, we are left to examine the example left for us by the early church. Acts 2:46 indicates that early on Christians broke break daily. Acts 20:7 says they came together on the first day of the week to break bread. Likewise, we have chosen to break bread when we come together on the first day of the week.
Luke 22:19, Acts 2:46, Acts 20:7
We believe the Bible teaches that baptism is to be the immediate response of faith in Jesus Christ. Peter is clear that the power of salvation is not in the water but in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the death, burial, and resurrection of our Savior that brings the power of salvation to all. Peter also teaches, however, that baptism is God's chosen response to our faith in Christ.
1st Peter 3:21
The responsibility for leadership and authority rests upon a team of Elders who God has set apart for the purpose of leading and protecting the church. The staff serves under the guidance and direction of these Elders. Deacons oversee specific areas of ministry and work directly with ministry team leaders, providing guidance, accountability, and encouragement. It is through these ministry teams that God's people are equipped and encouraged to use their gifts in service to God
Acts 20:28-31, 6:1-7; Ephesians 4:7-16