Vision

WCC

WATERFORD COMMUNITY CHURCH

Our vision

Our vision is to help people connect to God, connect to others, and to connect to their mission.


But realize that a vision doesn't mean much unless there is some way to make it happen.  We choose to use the early church in the book of Acts as both our inspiration and our model as we commit to the following practices to help us realize our vision.


Gather Together

If there was a word that marked the early church, it would be “togetherness." They met together, ate together, prayed together, and became a powerful movement of God — together. So we want to invite you to gather together with us.
 
Coming to church matters, so we make it a priority. We come to get refueled to live out our faith, but we also come to encourage others who are on the journey with us. We’re challenging you to be intentional and attend a Sunday service, discovery class, and small group meeting.


Serve Together

The church is at its best when its people are committed to serving one another. As God works in us, He equips us, energizes us and enables us to help those around us. It’s one of the ways we get to partner with Him. While we all come to church with needs, we also come to church with abilities, resources and experiences that can be used to meet the needs of others. So we want to encourage you to TEAM UP, and to be a part of a volunteer ministry! It’s how the church moves forward, but it’s also another way that you can and will grow!

Acts 4:32-35


Grow Together

When Jesus invites us to follow Him, He offers to change and transform us. But that doesn’t happen all at once, it’s a continual process that involves effort and obedience on our part. Our desire at WCC is to provide you the means and the tools needed to grow in your faith, and that you will commit to making growth a key value in your life. Explore our growth opportunities like Life Classes, Small Groups, and our weekly Growth Guide.

Acts 2:42


Go Together

We can gather together, grow together, and serve together but if we are going to be a church for our community, we must go together.  That's why we are engaged both with ministries in our community (like Oakland Hope), but also with community organizations (like Grayson School). While it may sound cliche', we want to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
 
We also want to invite you to take steps to share your faith and we want to partner with you in your efforts. Let’s build friendships with others in the community, invite them to WCC, learn how to share the story of our faith, and engage in conversations wherever you can!


Pray Together

Our goal is not to see what we can do for God, but for God to do big things through us.  We want to see things happen in our church and community that can only be "God things!"  We invite you to join us in our various prayer events, or to pray along with our weekly prayer newsletter.

Acts 4:31


Give Together

Generosity is a core value at WCC.  We believe that God blesses us so that we can bless others.  Often we think in terms of financial generosity, but we also encourage people to be generous with other resources including time and abilities.  God is the greatest example of giving - He gave his only Son - and so we respond by giving ourselves.  We also recognize that being made in God's image means we are our best selves when we choose to give.

Acts 4:32-37