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About Worthington Christian Church2018-03-20T15:48:27+00:00

Our Mission

We do this by connecting people to Christ and others so that we may be transformed into the likeness of Christ and make an impact in our community, and the world, for Christ.

Our Vision

We exist to make and develop followers of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20)

Our Core Values

  • Every life has eternal value.
  • Personal and public Worship exults God.
  • Healing and hope is found in Christian community.
  • Our greatest potential is best realized through loving acts of kindness.

Our Beliefs

“Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God” — that statement sums up our beliefs succinctly. We believe that Jesus is the Christ, and this belief shapes every aspect of our ministry, from top to bottom. It is who we are, the foundation of our church.

The following offers a more detailed explanation of our beliefs (complete with scripture references), but if you have a specific question, or wish to discuss your faith, please contact us.

God

We believe in the one true God, existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son — Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:2; Matthew 5:16, 45, 6:1, 4, 8, 9; John 1:1-4, 14:9-11, 14:16-20, 2 Peter 1:21)

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is eternally equal with God, and is God. He became a man through a miraculous virgin birth. He was fully human and fully divine. He lived a perfect life, committing no sin. He voluntarily died on the cross so that His death could be used as payment for our sins. Through the power of God, Jesus rose from the dead after three days. Jesus will return to this earth at God’s appointed time to judge all of mankind. (Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:14; Romans 5:15-17; Colossians 2:9; 1 John 1:1-3)

The Bible

We believe the Bible is God’s inspired word. We believe God inspired the autographs (original writings) of the Scripture and those autographs were without error. The Bible is the final authority on what is believed, taught, and practiced by this church. There are no other writings thus inspired by God. (John 14:26; 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

Salvation

We believe that man was created in the image of God to have fellowship with, and glorify, God. Man, however, willfully sinned against God and is consequently lost. Salvation — the forgiveness of sins — is only available through the person and shed blood of Jesus Christ. Salvation is the free gift of God’s grace and cannot be earned in any way. We receive God’s grace by putting faith in Christ — making Him Lord of our lives, repenting of our sin, confessing our faith in Jesus as God, and being baptized, immersed, into Christ. (Genesis 1:26-27; Matthew 26:28; Acts 2:38; 22:16; Romans 5:9; 6:1-11; 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 11:3; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 2 Peter 3:8-9; 1 John 1:7)

Our History

In April of 1975, a group of 36 Christians gathered to discuss the formation of a new congregation. From that meeting came a decision to hold weekly prayer & Bible study sessions on Wednesday evenings in the homes of area residents. In one of those meetings, Don Miller was asked to serve as the founding minister for the newly born Worthington Christian Church.

WCC rented space at the Worthington Christian Primary School building and on September 7, 1975, they opened their doors for the first time. Six months later, a committee was formed to search for property. Eighteen different tracts of land were discussed and researched. On August 15, 1976, just eleven months after the beginning of the church, the congregation voted to accept the recommendation of the church board to purchase 24 acres in Sharon Township at 8145 North High Street. It was always a goal of the leaders of the Worthington Christian Church to have a retirement home located adjacent to or on the church’s property. So in 1979 the church sold the back half of the 24 acres (one acre was a gift) to the Worthington Christian Village, Inc.

In August of 1979, ground was broken for the church building that would become the permanent home for Worthington Christian Church. The building was finished in time for Easter services on April 6, 1980.

Over the years we mourned the loss of our first Senior Minister, Don Miller, who died suddenly due to a car accident in 1977. Paul Patton took on the role of Senior Minister for three years until he was called back to serve in his home state of Kentucky. In 1981 we welcomed Marshall Hayden as our new Senior Minister and he served in that role until 2009 when he retired.

On January 1, 2010, David Roberson began his ministry with Worthington Christian Church after serving a 30 year ministry with the White Oak Christian Church in Cincinnati.

On March 4, 2018, David announced to the congregation his retirement and the elders’ recommendation that Jay Scott become our next Senior Minister. On March 18, 2018, the congregation approved Jay with a 98% vote and on April 7, 2019 he will becoming the fifth Senior Minister in the history of Worthington Christian Church. (For more information about the transition from David Roberson to Jay Scott as Senior Minister, please visit our Transition page).

We have been blessed to have a team of dedicated ministers and support staff who believe fully and are committed to the vision of Worthington Christian Church:

We exist to make and develop followers of Jesus Christ.

Our Ministry Leaders

David Roberson
David RobersonSenior Minister
Scott Shaw
Scott ShawWorship Minister
Jess Spain
Jess SpainYouth Discipleship Minister
Terri Gallahue
Terri GallahueAdministrator
Lee Cox
Lee CoxMinister of Discipleship
Tom Sherrod
Tom SherrodChildren's Minister
Patti Remaklus
Patti RemaklusYouth Ministry Assistant
Kristie McGlaughlin
Kristie McGlaughlinCommunications & Design
Jay Scott
Jay ScottOutreach Minister
Austin Seevers
Austin SeeversYouth Minister
Alison Morrow
Alison MorrowOutreach & Discipleship Assistant
Cheryl LaFaber
Cheryl LaFaberAdministrative Assistant
Connect

Connecting people to Christ and to each other through Life Groups, Bible study and meaningful fellowship.

Transform

Transforming into the likeness of Christ through regular prayer, service to the community, obedience to God and thought-provoking Bible study.

Impact

Impacting the world in a positive way through community service and brotherly love.

We exist to make and develop followers of Jesus Christ.

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