As a church family we understand that growing in “fellowship”—a joint partnership with God and one another—is not a passive effort. It is a way of life that calls us to mutual submission to one another and mutual responsibility for one another. We must work to cultivate this kind of life through shared practices and habits that form us as a people.
Our Shared Meals: Each quarter we gather for a shared meal either on church grounds or at Walsingham Academy. Each meal begins with the Eucharist and transitions into sharing lunch together. Many of us spend the afternoon together enjoying Walsingham’s soccer fields, basketball courts and playgrounds. Every member of our church family brings side-dishes, desserts and drinks. We also ask that members fill out “Food Allergy Cards” (provided in the Info Center) so we can care for those with various food allergies. The following are ways you can serve in this meaningful ministry:
Our Women’s Ministry: Our women’s ministry seeks to nurture a deeper love for God and meaningful relationships with one another as missional women living in a variety of vocations and life situations. WCC women enjoy events together that include bible studies, retreats and socials.
Seniors Bible Study Group: Each Wednesday our seniors gather together from 10-11am for prayer and bible study. It is a refreshing and encouraging time together.
WCC Theology School (Summer to Advent): Beginning in the Summer and lasting until the first Sunday of Advent we conduct a theology school every Sunday night, 6-7:30pm. We explore major themes of the Bible utilizing a variety of teaching methods to keep it discussion-driven. The first hour we will study and discuss the Scriptures in depth. The last thirty minutes will be for theological reflection, meaning that we will explore how to apply and understand what we've learned as people living on mission with God in this particular time and place.
Some of the major themes we cover are as follows: the Triune God, the Law and the Prophets, Israel and the Nations, Captivity and Exile, Messianic Prophecy & the Son of Man (including End Times prophecy), The Mission of God, Christology & Kingdom (Life & Times of Christ & His Gospel), Soteriology (Redemption & Atonement Theory), The Holy Spirit, The New Humanity & Ecclesiology (Theology of the Church), Five Fold Ministry (Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists. Teachers, Pastors), End Times & Revelation, Hermeneutics, Contextual Theology. Some of the theological reflection includes conversations and studies on Interpreting the Text, Applying the Text (Understanding the Nature of and Need for Contextualization), Living & Communicating the Text (Methodology). We lean upon an narrative approach to theology in order to provide faithful building blocks for a systematic study of theology.
Various Other Events : Concerning community events, WCC's building is available for community groups in need of space based upon availability. Currently the building is used by a variety of groups 6 days a week and most nights.
Concerning weddings or funerals, WCC's staff only conducts weddings and funerals for those who are members of Williamsburg Christian Church. Consequently, WCC does not rent out space for weddings and funerals.
If you want to know more about any of these ministries, please contact Jon Sprankle, who leads and shepherds these ministries at WCC: Jon@WilliamsburgChristianChurch.org.