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
As of Sunday 6th of December, Word of Life Church will be re-opening for Sunday Services. We will be following government guidelines to ensure we are Covid Compliant, with the wearing of face masks, hand sanitisers in place and social distancing measures in place to protect everyone attending the services.
For the moment, it will only be our Sunday Services that we will be operating. Bible Study will continue on Zoom on Thursday evenings from 7:00pm, and we will be holding prayer meetings via zoom as well.
Our Christmas services will be advertised next week when we get further guidance and seek wisdom.
So we are looking forward to seeing those who can attend from Sunday 6th December, and let us praise God that we can meet again, not as we would like to, but at least meet in this way.
We are pleased to announce that a recent funding bid that Pastor Michael submitted to All churches Trust has been successful. We have been awarded £25,500 to deliver English as an Additional Language courses free of charge, deliver healthy living courses combining exercise, healthy eating, and help with debt management, as well as basic computer literacy aimed at people who have been isolated due to having no access to technology to help them stay in touch with others. These courses will begin in Spring of 2021, and further details of how to get involved will be outlined in the New Year.
This comes on top of the funding sucessfully gained from All churches Trust, for the development of our upper rooms in the church to create a prayer room, better storage facilities and an arts and crafts room that CRE8 are using. This has involved putting in a new staircase to allow better and easier access, a partition wall in the storage room, as well as painting and decorating the area. This has been hampered somewhat in the development by the Pandemic, but is now nearing completion and should be ready to start using in the New Year and when restrictions become more widely lifted.
Praise God for all that He is doing.
It was our very great privilege to attend the launch of Toks (Olaronke Ashiru Gbadebo's) book "Don't Take the Poison", on Saturday 19th September.
We are promoting her book on our website to support her in this work and so the following is a description of the book and there are two links for you to purchase it, through Amazon and Google.
*Don't Take that Poison* is a call for anyone who desires to live a life that pleases God, and who is committed to enjoying the abundant life available in Christ.
The book looks deeply into the issue of offences and how it impacts our lives and our ability to be fruitful.
It provides deep insights into the purpose of relationships and different ways offences can wreak havoc.
You will get answers to questions like:
a) What causes offences:
b) The signs of an offended heart:
c) Effects of harbouring offences:
d) The path of victory
It provides compelling answers to deep heart issues especially those that have been wounded through lifes circumstances and are struggling to let go of the wounds incurred.
The book will help to escape the poison offences brings into our lives.
Now that the lockdown measures are being relaxed the Word of Life WRU Church are pleased to announce that Phil and Catherine Drabble have been given funding through Awards For All for a Creativity in the Community Project.
This project will be based in our Church building, and will explore creative writing, photography, upcycling of furniture and a range of other creative subjects. This project will be on Wednesday Evening and Thursday Morning and is open to all who would like to explore learning new skills in the arts and crafts environment.
If you would like to take part in this please contact us at the Church or Phil and Catherine
Every Sunday we are continuing to live stream our Sunday services from 10:30 am till 12:00. This is being streamed through facebook live on our facebook Word of Life WRU Church page. We have secured a live stream licence, and a music reproduction licence which allows us to broadcast songs of various Christian artists that are named within the database of CCLI. This means we will be singing our praises to God together, sharing communion together and Pastor Michael will continue to share his sermons live through facebook live. If you miss that live feed then they will appear on our church facebook page, and they will also be uploaded onto our Word of Life Whatsapp page as well.
The project for the Wesleyan Reform Union's Overseas Mission Department will this year be to continue to raise funds for the Good News Hospital in Mandritsara in Madagscar. They are building a new operating theatre and all funds that the Word of Life Church raise this year from our Diner's will go towards that fund. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause please contact Pastor Lindsey and she will assist you in making your donation. God Bless.
Our Mission House next door to the Church is available for bookings to stay for 1 to 30 nights. The house is used as a Christain retreat, and we can offer a wide range of support programmes during your stay with us.
From Bible Teaching - various topics - to Worship Leading - to dance as a form of worship, prayer and a range of other activities.
We are based on the wonderful panoramic Northumberland coastline which is literally 5 minutes drive away, but also have access to the beautiful Northumbrian Countryside and Cheviot hills which are only 30 minutes drive.
Pleas see our Mission House Christian Retreat Section on this website, or visit our Mission House Retreat page on facebook.
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
Or use our online contact form.