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North Wake Church

What We Believe

The mission of North Wake Church is to reach the lost and equip them to join with us in the process of becoming mature and ministering worshippers of God.


What We Believe

The Bible

We believe that the Bible was written by divinely inspired men and is God’s revelation of himself and his will to man. The Bible in its entirety is the Word of God, and as such is wholly true in everything it affirms.  The Scriptures are the unique, full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20, 21; Ps. 18:30; 119:96)

The Trinity

We believe that the Godhead exists eternally in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - and that these three are one God, and are worthy of precisely the same confidence, obedience, and worship(Matt. 28:18-19, Mk. 12:29, Jn. 1:14, Acts 5:3-4).

Creation

We believe that God created all things and that by his sovereign power He continues to sustain His creation.  (Gen. 1:1; Col. 1:17)

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was fully God and fully man, that He was born of a virgin and that He lived a sinless life, in which He taught and worked mighty works and wonders and signs as recorded in the four gospels, that He was crucified, died as a penalty for our sins and was later raised from the dead bodily on the third day.  Later, He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He is head of the church and intercedes for believers, and from whence He is coming again personally, bodily, and visibly to this earth to set up His millennial kingdom. (Heb. 1: 2; 4:15; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; Rom. 8:34; Matt. 16:27)

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, is God and possesses all the divine attributes. He convicts the world of sin.  He indwells all believers, and baptizes and seals all believers at the moment of salvation.  He uniquely endows each believer with gifts for the building up of the body.  He guides believers in understanding and applying the Scriptures and empowers us to lead a life of Christ-like character.  (Jn. 16:7-15; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:30; Jn. 16:13, Gal. 5:22-23)

Sin

We believe that all men have defied God and have chosen to go their own independent way and, thereby, stand condemned by God.  We believe that God, by His sovereign choice and His love for mankind, sent Jesus into the world to bring people back into fellowship with God, and that this salvation, with its forgiveness of sin, is a gift, wholly a work of God’s grace, not the result of human works, and that this salvation must be personally appropriated by repentance and faith.  We believe that a true believer is eternally secure, that he cannot lose his salvation, but that sin may interrupt the joy of his fellowship with God and bring the loving discipline of his heavenly Father.  (Rom. 3:23; 5.8; Eph. 2:8; Mk. 1:15; 1 Jn 5:12-13; Jn. 10:28; Heb. 12:5-6)

The Church

We believe there is one church universal, which is comprised of all who place their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone.  The Scriptures command believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, fellowship, service to the body, and outreach to the world.  Wherever God’s people meet regularly in obedience to these commands, there is the local expression of the church.  Under the watch care of elders and deacons, its members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the one ultimate purpose of glorifying God.  (Rom. 3:22; Acts 2:42-47; Matt. 28:19; Lk. 22:19; Heb. 10:24-25; Gal. 6:10; Acts 1:8; 1 Tim. 3:1 Peter 5:1-3; Jn. 4:7; Eph. 3:21)

Baptism

  • For our perspective on Baptism click here.
  • To Listen to a sermon on "The Ordinance of Baptism," click here.

The Lord's Supper

  • For our perspective on the Lord's Supper (especially as it relates to children) click here
  • To Listen to a sermon on "The Ordinance of the Lord's Supper," click here.

Membership Covenant

The members of North Wake have committed to our membership covenant.

Statement on Marriage, Remarriage, and Divorce

For our perspective on marriage, remarriage, and divorce, click here.

Statement on Women in Leadership

For our perspective on women in leadership, click here.

Discipline Policy

Our policy on redemptive church discipline can be found here.

Constitution and Bylaws

To read the complete Constitution and Bylaws of North Wake Church, click here.

Cooperation and Affiliation

North Wake Church is a cooperating member of the Southern Baptist Convention and North Wake Church accepts “The Baptist Faith and Message, 2000, an affirmation of basic Christian beliefs, as a general statement of our faith.