We want to help you take your next steps toward Jesus so you can become the person He wants you to be. No matter where you find yourself on your spiritual journey, check out the following opportunities...and jump into the amazing story God is writing in your life!
find salvation through Jesus
Jesus Christ was more than just a great teacher or "moral leader." He was God in the form of man. He came to earth as an infant in a manger, lived a sinless life, and experienced a horrific death on a cross...All for you. He then rose from the grave to defeat sin and death, and will come again to restore all things to Himself.
Check out this brief eBook to learn more about the amazing story of love, hope, and redemption found in the Bible. If you would like to talk to us about what it means to follow Jesus, email us at info [at] westportchurch [dot] org.
What is water baptism? It is a spiritually meaningful, symbolic act that publicly shows our desire to follow Jesus.
Why do we baptize? Jesus commanded us to baptize (Matthew 28:19-20), and we are following His example when we do it (Mark 1:9). It is a symbol of how we were spiritually buried with Him and raised to new life when we accepted His salvation.
Is baptism part of salvation? No. We are saved by faith and God's grace, not by any religious works (Ephesians 2:8-9). Baptism is to salvation what a wedding ceremony is to a marriage. The wedding doesn't legally make anyone married - that happens by the signing of a marriage license as witnessed by a church leader or court official. Baptism, like a wedding ceremony, is a public display of our love for someone - in this case, Jesus!
Why do we baptize by immersion? As we read the New Testament, we see people being taken down into water and brought back up (Matthew 3:16, Acts 8:38-39). The Greek word 'baptizo' means to immerse. Immersion is a picture of being buried and raised to new life in salvation (Romans 6:4). This is not a major doctrinal issue with us - we are more concerned with our hearts' condition with Jesus. But, we want to practice scripture as closely as we understand it.
If you would like to know more about baptism at Westport, email us at baptism [at] westportchurch [dot] org, we'd love to talk with you.
Portico is a reception we host as an "introduction" to Westport. Here you will learn about who we are, what we do and how you can partner with us to extend God's kingdom. If you'd like information about registering for the next Portico Reception, please email portico [at] westportchurch [dot] org.
"God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another." 1 Peter 4:10
God has given you unique temperament, abilities, and gifts. When you choose to serve, you cross the line to let God utilize you to make a life-changing difference in other people's lives. We want to help you maximize what is inside you and help you find your place to serve at Westport. If you're interested in serving on one of our many ministry teams email info [at] westportchurch [dot] org.