Values & Beliefs

West Lafayette Christian Church began in 1968. After meeting in a variety of locations throughout the community, we have been at our current location since 1983. WLCC is part of a worldwide fellowship of non-denominational Christian Churches and Churches of Christ.

We Believe

  • The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God, without error, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of mankind, and the final authority for Christian faith and life
  • In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. That He is all-powerful, all-knowing and all-present.
  • That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as the sacrifice for our sins, according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where, at the right hand of God the Father, He is now our High Priest and Mediator.
  • The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men, restore the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for Godly living and service.
  • That man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through God’s grace is salvation and spiritual life obtained.
  • The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for salvation, and only those who receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.
  • All those who received Jesus Christ in the New Testament believed Jesus to be the Son of God, confessed that belief with their mouths, repented of their sins, and, as believers, were baptized (immersed) into Christ.
  • Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church, and that every local Church is governed by a scripturally qualified eldership and has the right under Christ to decide its own affairs.
  • In the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that this “blessed hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of every believer.
  • In the bodily resurrection of the dead, of those in Christ to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.
Values

Identity

Our Identity is in Christ Jesus

Community

We are a Redemptive Community

Priority

Our Priority is the Great Commission