West Union Christian church is a non-denominational Christian Church. That means that we are an autonomous church without a denominational hierarchy. That does not mean we are off by ourselves. We are part of a heritage known as the Restoration Movement. This movement originated as a means of bringing Christians and denotations back to the faith and practice of the first century church as described in the New Testament. The desire was to set aside denominational differences and human creeds and simply go back to what Scripture has clearly taught.
Our mission is “helping people discover Jesus.” It is derived from the mission Jesus gave to the church in Matthew 28 to make disciples.
18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
The job of the church and all christians is to make disciples. A disciple is a person who is fully devoted to Jesus. They have accepted Jesus’ salvation and are committed to living out his way in this world with hope of the life to come.
For those desiring to become a disciple, this is the overall process we see in the Bible.
Devote yourself to God: when a person accepts the forgiveness offered by Jesus they devote their lives to him. In addition to living out Jesus’ way in this world, they also gather with fellow believers at least weekly to devote themselves to God in worship.
Develop spiritual maturity: as a person follows Jesus, they need to develop their knowledge of Jesus and his way and learn how to live that way in their everyday lives. Developing spiritual maturity requires increasing knowledge of the Bible, learning key truths that make the foundation of our faith, and honing skills that will enable a person to better serve him. This is best done in the context of Christian community (small groups, Sunday school, etc.).
Deploy: followers of Jesus do not develop their faith for their own benefit. They are to go out and use their faith and skills to serve God and other people. This is accomplished by serving in various ministries inside and outside of our worship gatherings. One of the most important ways this is done is by sharing the good news of Jesus to whose who have never accepted his offer of salvation on his terms.