Although we are not associated with one specific denomination of the evangelical faith, we adhere to these basic theology tenets. We are welcoming to all who want to attend WCHC, however, the Statement of Faith serves as authority for all decisions and disciplinary actions at the co-op. All classes at WCHC will be taught from the Biblical Worldview.
The Bible is the only divinely inspired and infallible Word of God and is complete in it’s entirety of it 66 books. Psalm 12:6, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12
• There is one God, who exists for all eternity and manifests Himself in: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19, John 1:1-2, John 14:15-17, John 16:12-15
• All people are sinners and in need of salvation. Romans 3:23
• Salvation is found in Jesus Christ alone, through His sacrifice on the cross. We are saved by grace through faith, which is a gift of God, not of our own works. Acts 4:10-12, Acts 13:38-39, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9
• We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross, atoned for the sins of the world, and was physically raised from the dead on the third day. He ascended into heaven and is coming again. Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-25, Matthew 27, 28, Luke 1:31-35, 1 Corinthians 15, Colossians 2:9,Titus 3:47,Hebrews 4:14-16
Creation- We believe the Biblical account of the creation of the physical universe, angels, and mankind; and that this account is neither allegory nor myth, but a literal, historical account of the direct, immediate creative acts of God in six days without any evolutionary process; that man was created by a direct work of God and not from previously existing forms of life; and that all men are descended from the historical Adam and Eve, first parents of the entire human race. We believe that a human life begins at the moment of conception. Genesis 1; 2; Colossians 1:16-17; John 1:3; Psalm 139:13.
Sinful Man- We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, under the law of his Maker. Adam fell from his innocent state by voluntary transgression, and all mankind sinned in him, in consequence of which all men are totally depraved, are partakers of Adam’s fallen nature, and are sinners by nature and by conduct, and therefore are under just condemnation without defense or excuse. We accept God’s definitions of sin as contained in the Bible as literally interpreted to include homosexuality and all other forms of sexual conduct outside the confines of a marriage between one man and one woman. Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 3:10-19; 5:12,19, 1:18, 32
Salvation- Justification – We believe justification is that judicial act of God whereby He declares the believer to be righteous upon the basis of the imputed righteousness of Christ; that it is bestowed, not in consideration of any work of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s shed blood. Romans 3:24; 4:5; 5:1, 9; Galatians 2:16; Philippians 3:9.
The Security of the Saints – We believe that all who are truly born again are kept by God the Father for Jesus Christ for eternity. Philippians 1:6; John 10:28-29; Romans 8:35-39; Jude 1.
Civil Government- We believe that civil government is of Divine appointment for the interests and good order of human society; that governmental officials are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored, and obeyed, except in those things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ Who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the coming King of kings. Romans 13:1-7; 2 Samuel 23:3; Exodus 18:21-22; Acts 23:5; Matthew 22:21; Acts 5:29; 4:19-20; Daniel 3:17-18.