Since 1955 the Willard Church of God has served the Willard area by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
CHURCH OF GOD
Since its beginning, the Church of God has been a "movement” a moving church with a mission of ministry to the world. In this new millennium, God is leading the Church of God as a global movement prepared to meet the demands and challenges of ministry in the 21st century. The Church of God consists of people just like you. Every person who attends a Church of God function, event or local congregation is recognized as a valuable member of the church body. The Church of God presents a concise ministry review of the Church of God, its programs and ministries. If after visiting this site you should have any questions or inquiries about the Willard Church of God or its programs and ministries, please don’t hesitate to contact the Willard Church of God.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Willard Church of God is to be:
A movement committed to the authority of Holy Scripture for faith and direction, a fellowship whose worship brings God’s power into the life of the church and extends that power through the lives of believers into the marketplace of life, a body that is directed by the Spirit, fully understanding that baptism in the Holy Spirit is both a personal blessing and an endowment of power for witness and service in fulfilling the Great Commission, a people who hunger for God, experience the presence of God, and stand in awe of His holiness as He changes believers into conformity with Christ, a New Testament church which focuses on the local congregation where the pastor nurtures and leads all members to exercise spiritual gifts in ministry, a church that loves all people and stands opposed to any action or policy that discriminates against any group or individual because of race, color, or nationality, a movement that evidences love and concern for the hurts and loneliness of the unsaved through aggressive evangelistic, discipling, and nurturing ministries, a church that is Christ-centered, people-oriented, and need sensitive in all its programs and ministries, a movement that promotes policies and ministries which reflect an open, sincere effort to remain relevant to each generation.
The Willard Church of God believes the whole Bible to be completely and equally inspired and that it is the written Word of God. We have adopted the following Declaration of Faith as our standard and official expression of our doctrine.
*In the verbal inspiration of the Bible
*In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son and Holy Ghost
*The Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That he ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the intercessor.
*That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sin.
*That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
*In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
*Holiness to be God's standard of living for His people.
*In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
*In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the Holy Ghost.
*In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
*Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
*In the Lord's Supper and washing of the Saints' feet.
*In the premillennial second coming of Jesus, First to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth for a thousand years.
*In the bodily resurrection, eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.