About Us: Church of The Western Reserve

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Welcome to our Church of the Western Reserve website! We hope your visit today will encourage you to visit in person.

We are a vibrant congregation of 200 members, where Sundays are busy days, with educational opportunities for all ages, exceptional music, and, of course, worship. All ages are present; it’s not unusual to see children and seniors ushering together!

Reaching out to the community through mission is at the core of who we are. We are large enough to make a difference in the community, and small enough that no one is a stranger.

Our goal is to help make the connections between Christian faith and the lives we live every day, through,

  • Worship – touching hearts and minds
  • Education – where questions are invited and discussion is encouraged
  • Outreach – where faith is made tangible through hands-on actions and lots of fun is had along the way!

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you and invite you to worship with us as we celebrate God’s love for all.

Who are we? people being transformed by the healing love of Jesus

Why are we here? Jesus loves us and calls us His own

What are We Called to Do?

  • Believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior,
  • Become Disciples of Jesus,
  • Bless” others with our love and service,
  • Belong to the Body of Christ
  • Build the Kingdom of God,

We Engage In –

  • Worship – Worship, Music and Creative Arts
  • Education – Christian Education and Faith Formation
  • Mission – Mission, Justice & Stewardship
  • Fellowship – Hospitality, Congregational Life & Evangelism

How We Grow In Christ –

  1. Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33)
  2. Go and make Disciples (matthew 28:19)
  3. Love One Another (I John 4:7)
  4. Have Fun – Jesus came that we may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10)

Core Values:

  • Joy – Life is Good
  • Peace – Jesus Gives Us Peace That Passes Understanding
  • Grace – Unconditional, Unearned, Undeserved, Unending Love
  • Gratitude – Thankful in All Circumstances
  • Authenticity – To Thine Own Self Be True
  • Spiritual Power – God Gives Us Miracles

Core Beliefs:

  • Life Is a Gift
  • God is Good
  • We Are Called

Biblical Cycle of Life:

  • Creation – God Creates All Things Good
  • Sin – We All Fall Short of the Glory of God
  • Redemption – Jesus Forgives Us When We Repent
  • Restoration – We Work for Restoration of Goodness for All of Creation

Scripture Verses:

  1. Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before others that they will see your good works and glorify God in heaven
  2. Galatians 5:22-23 The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, generosity, self-control
  3. John 8:12 Jesus is the light of the world, whoever follows Him will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life
  4. Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous, do not be anxious or afraid, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go