What time and where are your services?
Currently we have two services on Sunday morning. Each runs about 1 hour and 15 minutes. The first starts at 9:30am and the second starts at 11:15am. We meet at our building at 1651 Nicola Ave., Wasilla, AK. Directions are available by following the link, titled “Services & Location”, at the top of the page.
What sort of children’s programs do you offer?
The children’s programs at Wasilla Bible Church center largely around immersing children in Scripture. Our curriculum for Sunday school is interactive while remaining firmly rooted in Scripture. Events are designed to give opportunities for children to develop a number of relationships within our church as we seek to make it a congregational home for children. All of this is governed and directed by our extensive Children and Youth Scope & Sequence which lays out the spiritual developmental objectives for children and youth at each stage of development from birth through high school graduation. Further information about our Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry programs can be found by following the provided links.
What sorts of mid-week activities do you offer?
Throughout the school year we offer a variety of mid-week activities for children through adults. Detailed information can be found on the various ministry pages on this website. Simply follow the ministries tab near the top of this page. Through the summer months many of our mid-week programs slow down in recognition of the Alaskan summer culture.
What do you believe about baptism?
There are a variety of positions out there regarding baptism and its importance in the Christian faith. Based upon Scripture, we at Wasilla Bible Church believe that baptism is a key symbol and step of obedience for new Christians to undergo, but the physical act of baptism does not determine a person’s eternal spiritual standing. It’s like a wedding ring. Putting on a wedding ring doesn’t make someone married, but at the same time, the act of putting on a wedding ring is powerfully symbolic of the commitment that has been made. We believe that biblical baptism is a symbol of the personal commitment a new follower of Christ has made to turn from sin and place themselves under the total authority of Jesus Christ in all areas of his or her life. To represent this spiritual reality (of one’s old, sinful self being put to death in Christ and one’s new, redeemed self being resurrected in Christ) we practice baptism by immersion just as it is seen in Scripture (e.g. Acts 8:36-39). Although we believe very strongly in the importance of baptism for new believers and the powerful symbolism it involves, we do not require “believer’s baptism” by immersion as a qualification for church membership, as it is possible for someone to be a follower of Christ without having participated in this ordinance.
If you have further theological questions about baptism, please feel free to contact us, and we will gladly discuss this theological issue with you. Additionally, we would recommend Wayne Grudem’s chapter on baptism in his Systematic Theology book as a valuable resource for understanding the biblical theology surrounding baptism.
How do I go about getting baptized?
If you wish to be baptized, you can either contact Pastor Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call the church office at 376-2176.
How can I get more connected at WBC?
Currently the best way to get connected is through two primary paths.
First, you can make initial relational connections with people at one of our monthly potlucks. On the first Sunday of each month we have a potluck following our second service. Guests are always welcome, and we would welcome the chance to get to know you.
Second, we have a number of Bible studies and groups that meet throughout the week. These groups are excellent settings to meet people in a smaller venue. For the past several years these groups have been the primary vehicle for personal connection in our church. Further information about these groups can be found on the various ministry pages as well as here for a listing of our current adult Bible studies and groups.
Does WBC belong to a particular denomination?
No. We are an independent community church not tied to any particular denomination. Members of our congregation come from a variety of backgrounds, both from within the Christian faith and also from outside of the Christian faith prior to their personal decision to follow Jesus. While we have a diversity of positions and understandings regarding secondary issues of faith, we agree on and are unified by what the Apostle Paul calls, “matters of first importance” (1Co. 15:3-11). We choose to rejoice in our God given diversity while standing on the core matters of faith. WBC’s Core Commitments and Statement of Faith elaborate on what we understand to be the foundational faith issues and commitments for us as individuals and as a church body.
Who do I talk to if I want to get married at WBC?
If you desire to get married at WBC the first step is contacting Ashley Brown, our Executive Pastor. He will be able to guide you through the process from there. You can email him at email@example.com or give him a call at 376-2176 ext. 20.