Philosophy of Ministry
Our cultures, ethnicities, and social classes represent the diversity that is among believers. These separate classes and identities are not meant to result in a separation in the body of Christ resulting in a lack of unity in the church. Jesus Christ prayed that those that would believe in Him through the message of the disciples would be one just like the unity of the Father and the Son so that they will believe that God sent Jesus (John 17:20-21). The ministry of WSEC will exemplify this principle by creating an evangelistic atmosphere that draws people of all nations, cultures and ethnicities to a true knowledge of Jesus Christ and a relationship through receiving His salvific work on the cross. As Christians we are all baptized into one body and given one Spirit giving us a single identity; children of God (1 Corinthians 12:13). WSEC will show no partiality or discrimination in its membership or leadership as to show the inclusiveness of our position in Christ as believers and a reflection of one church worshiping in heaven here on earth within this local body (Galatians 3:28, Colossians 3:11).
Faith and Works Ministry
God has set up the church under the authority of Jesus Christ to be a light unto the world and an extension of the hand of God. Holiness and charity are the fruit of a faith and works Christian life which James 1:2 defines as the essence of true religion. God has appointed the pastor to equip believers for works of service and maturation in their spiritual growth as individuals and as the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-13). The Word of God (the Bible) is the standard and doctrine by which one receives faith and is brought to God (Romans 10:17). Moreover, its continual use in teaching and preaching trains the believer in righteousness so that they may live holy lives that honor God (2 Timothy 3:16). The ministry balance of dedication to hearing and applying the Word of God for spiritual development and fellowship and service to the community for social development will result in a visible manifestation of the presence of God exuding from this ministry, that will bring the salvation of many that the Lord will call by His Spirit (Acts 2:42-47).
The pastor is the under shepherd under Jesus Christ and has the responsibility to care for souls. However, all ministry is not done through or by the pastor. The ministry of WSEC will establish a culture of “body ministry” in which each member will be developed and relied on to operate under the leading of the Holy Spirit in their area(s) of gifting in a spirit of love that edifies and supports the growth of the ministry (Ephesians 4:16). God has distributed gifts among the body without partiality. Each believer is at liberty to use whatever gift they have to serve others, faithfully ministering the various forms of God’s grace, that He may be praised through Jesus Christ (1 Peter 4:10-11).