Statement of Faith
We believe that the 66 books of the Bible are the complete, divinely inspired Word of God, and are the guide and final authority in matters of faith and day to day life, taught by the Holy Spirit to each believer.
We believe that there is one God who is eternally existent in three co-equal persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God created everything out of nothing in six days, for His own pleasure and purpose.
We believe in the love , grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
We believe that sin entered into the world through Adam and has continued through all time in mankind but when he sinned, we became enemies of God and only through faith in Jesus Christ can we be born again into God's kingdom.
We believe that when man fell, all of creation was cursed and is subject to destruction.
We believe in the historic virgin birth of Jesus Christ and that He is the Son of God
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ lived a perfect and sinless life, and that through dying on the cross He is the perfect sacrifice for our redemption.
We believe that Jesus Christ our Lord rose from the grave on the third day after dying on the cross and showed Himself to over 500 witnesses before he ascended to heaven where he now is a mediator on our behalf with God.
We believe that through the Holy Spirit after conversion we are given power to live our everyday Christian lives
We believe in going out and preaching the Gospel to all, through being Salt and Light in our community
We believe that the Holy Spirit bestows spiritual gifts upon us to teach, help, love be patient and to accept each other for who we are.
We believe in the full immersion in water of new believers as being the method of baptism, which means leaving our old lives behind and entering the new one given to us by God.
We take communion in line with biblical instruction.
We believe in the meeting together in fellowship as biblical instruction to do so
We believe in the existence and personality of Satan, his complete opposition to God, His word and His people. We believe that he was defeated at Calvary's cross and his ultimate punishment still awaits him.
We believe that the final destiny of man at death is: Everlasting life in the presence of God for the saved; eternal judgement for the lost because of their unbelief, as they remain unsaved from their sins.
We believe in the future visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to gather the Church, His bride, as He promised
We believe in God's future creation of a new heavens and a new earth, perfect and devoid of the effects of the curse of the fall
Our new Women of Action group commenced in January of this year. Aiming for the women of the church to build each other up spiritually and to reachout into the community around us to ensure that the Gospel message is heard and understood. The group is facilitated by Sue Farr and the meetings are held monthly, generally on the last friday of the month with a few exceptions.
We are holding a Good Friday Service at our Church commencing from 11:00am till 1:00pm, this is for the free churches in Ashington. Hot drinks will be served prior to the start of the meeting. Worship and the Word will then be delivered.
We held a Nigerian Evening in the Church on Saturday the 17th of February. A wonderful night of Nigerian Worship, Culture, food and fellowship was had by all, led by the Akinsola Family. Pictures below.
Our Friday Diner at church is on the last Friday of every month from 12:00 till 2:00pm. Soup and sandwiches and a range of other hot meals will be available for each of the coming months. This is an outreach for those who may be lonely, or who maybe are just in need of company. There is no charge for the food but donations are welcomed.
The Lent Services this year will be our own in the church for six weeks starting from Thursday the 15th of February, from 6 till 7. We will be focussing upon the Beattitudes for the six week period. Rev Michael Hedley and Pastor Ayodeji Akinsola will be sharing the teaching over these six weeks.
The ordination service of Rev Michael Hedley took place on Saturday the 25th of November 2017. It was led by Phil Hartshorn the WRU President of 2017/18, with input from Rev Ian Fall chair of the ministerial committee. It was a wonderful day for all concerned. A very special privelege that this service was delivered in our home church and not as it is usually done at conference. Thanks to all who participated and a heartfelt thanks for the wonderful gifts that you have given us both
Reverend Michael & Lindsey Hedley.
We welcome back once again our great friend and brother in Christ Pastor Ayodeji Akimsola as he went back to Nigeria to minister at his home Church, the Charis Family International Church in Basorun. He has now returned to the UK to our church and it is lovely to see him again. We are planning a Nigerian worship, food and fellowship night on the 17th of February.
Once again this year it was a great priviledge for our rapidly growing Church Family to witness yet another baptism. Gordon gave his life to Jesus in July earlier this year and he went through the waters of baptism at Bedlington Trinity Church. A fantastic time was had by all and we truly rejoice that his life is now heading in a new Holy Spirit filled direction.
We have commenced a new Parent Toddler Group in the church in Ashington starting on Thursday 5th October The Tiny Rainbows Toddler Group is held on every Thursday morning apart from School holidays from 10:30 - 12:00.
We held a Baptism Service on Saturday May 27th at Bedlington Trinity Church for Caroline Taylor who joined our fellowship earlier this year. We had a wonderful time in God's presence and the service went so well. Pictures of the event are below this text.
The property adjacent to our church number 73 North Seaton Road which is currently a dwelling house and in need of refurbishment can now be utilised as The Word of Life Mission House.
Work will begin soon to refurbish the building ready for it to be used for our outreach programmes.
Jesus Christ is the same today, yesterday and forever
This is not just breaking news, it is the news from yesterday, today and tomorrow and guess what? It is forever. Hallelujah!!!!!
Contact us at:
Word of Life Church
Wesleyan Reform Union
North Seaton Road, Ashington Northumberland NE63 0AG
Tel: 01670 814425
Mobile 07879253072 Michael
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Our new range of Christian Greetings Cards and encouragement scripture cards are now available to purchase from us on this website and also in church
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