Woodside church is a family to belong to. A place to come as you are, be loved and meet with God.
At Woodside church we believe that it is not enough to just know what you are doing; you need to know who you are and who you are becoming. The following four statements best summarise who we believe God wants us to be (our plumb-line) – we often refer to these as the Woodside DNA:
The church in Antioch (Acts 11:19-30, 13:1-3) was a strong, dynamic and ground-breaking church. They pioneered by building with a diverse leadership team – they saw amazing growth and salvation amongst those far from God (the Gentiles) – whilst also being a sending base for church planting and multiplication.
This remarkable church is a wonderful example and model of how one church can become a resource-base that has expansive impact; making disciples in their local area and across the world. We are so inspired by the story of this church.
We believe God has called Woodside to be a strong, resource base church; impacting and blessing 1000’s of people and 100’s of churches both locally and throughout the world.
It has often been said that, like the natural world, healthy churches are growing churches. But the truth is that healthy things in the natural world don’t just keep on growing but when healthy, they multiply! In other words, the best sign of a healthy church is a multiplying church – multiplying disciples, ministries, leaders, meetings, sites and multiplying churches.
Alongside this principle God has clearly spoken and called Woodside to be a multiplying church. We began this current season of multiplication in 2012 when we launched our 2nd morning meeting and in January 2019 launched our 3rd meeting at a new site in the west of Bedford.
As we look ahead we are committed to continuing this multiplying story. Multiplying into new towns and cities, neighbourhoods and nations.
If you’d like to see a “statement of belief” to which we subscribe, have a look at the Evangelical Alliance website.