Who We Are
Welcome to College Wesleyan Church, where our doors are always wide open to you.
Throughout our 110 years, we have been known as a place for genuine, compassionate and soundly scriptural teaching and ministry to people from around the world. We are "home" to people from diverse places and stations.
We are committed to the teachings and mission of Jesus Christ. We are striving to become the kind of people and the kind of church that He envisioned—active in our witness and consistent in our faith—to serve this present age.
So whether you're here with questions about the Christian faith or just looking to settle down in a solid and nurturing community. I am confident that you will find a home at College Church.
Six Themes that Guide our Ministry
Helping God in changing lives and seeing true spiritual redemption; Jesus changes lives. He restores people back to their original condition. We must offer more than forgiveness: an actual break from the cycle that people are in, so they are freed from their sins and from the effects those sins are having on their lives until Christ Jesus is "fully formed" in them.
Listening to the World and to the Word to find true needs & positive solutions We are called by Christ to serve the "least of these." We are to give a voice to the oppressed, the unborn, the persecuted and those marginalized by society. We long to be building a culture that listens for the cultural injustices and hidden sins that create prisons for individuals and groups. Here we must join God's good work wherever it is happening.
Preventing the evil and causing the good in the future through action today. We think of "the logical consequence of things done in the present time" and work with our eternal God to actually change the future by doing something different in the present. We overcome tomorrow's evil with today's good. We want to make a true difference in the world that prevents the plans of the enemy and advances the cause of Christ.
Using the resources God gave us in all our circles of influence. We provide solutions in the community and resource the best problem-solvers out there. We work to equip future leaders, often sending them around the world to influence the broader church. We are convinced that just meeting needs is not enough. We also must "resource people" along the lines of who God made us to be. God made us who we are, as a congregation for a purpose, and we want to align with His plan for using us.
Bringing those who are missing to the table. It is the way of the world to separate, to emphasize distinctives, (the ways in which we are different) out of fear that we will lose our identity if we give them up. But in Christ, we come together out of a common need and a respect for the ways in which God has revealed Himself in the other person. When we include the poor or the minority or the children who cannot read, we do so, not with condescension, but because they have something of God in them that we will never see until we include them in our family.
Connecting people into a caring, biblical community. We are not the Body of Christ as we ought to be until we have learned to love and to help each other belong to our family. We connect people in a caring community and value the relational side of holiness in biblical community. We are the family of God that mirrors the connection of the Trinity. We are interconnected as branches within the Vine.