Wake Chapel Church’s hallmark is advocacy for health care, education, and employment. Our foundation is deeply rooted in our core values based on:
* Leading people to Jesus Christ whereby He is glorified
* Ministering to the total needs of men, women and families of all cultures
* Providing opportunities for empowerment and growth (spiritually, health-wise and economically)
* Developing a welcoming environment that encourages active participation by all disciples
* Supporting community members as we all work to surpass barriers and limitations
Statement of Faith
Wake Chapel Church with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, seeks to fulfill the Ministry of Jesus Christ through obedience to His commandments, charitable services to the needy, responsible stewardship, Christian Education, the salvation of souls, faith, and prayer.
The Wake Chapel Ministry is: Bible Based, Bible Bearing, Bible Believing and Bible Behaving.
1. In the verbal inspiration and authority of the Bible according to II Timothy 3:16 and II Peter 1:21.
2. In one God who subsist in three persons; namely, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost according to Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; St. John 1:1-5; 10:30; 15:26; I Peter 1:2; I John 5:7.
3. In Jesus Christ, who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, who incarnate in flesh, humbled Himself and became the ultimate sacrifice for the salvation of humankind, was crucified, buried, raised from the dead, and is now sitting at the right hand of the Father as our Intercessor according to St. John 8:58; 17:24; Philippians 2:6-11; Colossians 1:15-17; I Peter 3: 18-22.
4. That sin is the innate quality within man to do wrong and that through disobedience, sin entered into the world and separated mankind from God, and that repentance is the vehicle by which we are restored and forgiven according to: Psalms 51:5; Isaiah 59:2; St. John 3:16; Romans 3:23; 5:12; 6:23; 7:7-25; 8:1-11; II Corinthians 6:17-18; I John 1:5-10.
5. That salvation is through the redemptive processes of: repentance, faith, conversion, adoption, regeneration, justification, sanctification, propitiation, substitution, reconciliation, and other redemptive processes which are an atonement for sin according to: Matthew 3: 1-3; 26:28; Luke 13:3; St. John 1:29; Acts 8:37; II Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20; Psalms 85:4; Proverbs 1:23; Galatians 4:7; Ephesians 3:6; Titus 3:5 Colossians 3:10; Romans 4:25; 5:1-2; 7: 14-24; Romans 3:25; I John 2:2; 4:10; Isaiah 53:4-6; I Peter 2:24.
6. That Holiness is not a religion, denomination, nor a church, but rather, a lifestyle in which we show that an inward change has taken place in our lives. This change is then revealed in our ethical behavior according to: Leviticus 11:45; Psalms 29:2; Romans 6:22; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:10-14.
7. Since God is unity in plurality (three in one), by receiving Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you are immediately filled with the Holy Ghost. Secondly, we must pray to be empowered by the Holy Ghost in order to do great exploits for kingdom building. Therefore, being filled with the Holy Ghost is initial and being empowered or indwelt by the Holy Ghost is subsequent to the full understanding of who He is and His operation in individuals lives. This is according to Ephesians 1:13; 5:17; 1 John 4:13-15;
8. In the manifestation of spiritual gifts as stated in I Corinthians 12-14. These gifts must be tempered by love and the fruit of the spirit according to I Corinthians 13 and Galatians 5:22.
9. In the Lord’s Supper according to I Corinthians 11: 23-34, and water baptism by immersion after you have repented of your sins and have a full understanding that baptism does not save, but it identify you with Christ in death and resurrection. Therefore, according to Matthew 28:19, those who has received the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, are baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
10. In the pre-millennial Second Coming of Jesus Christ where the church will be translated to meet the Lord in the air. After meeting the saints in the air, they will reign with Christ for one thousand years on the earth, (I Thessalonians 4: 13-18; Revelation 20:4-6).
11. In the resurrection of the dead into eternal life with Jesus Christ or eternal punishment for the wicked dead, according to: Matthew 24; 25; Revelation 20:11-15.