There are a lot of great things at Whitehaven Road Baptist Church (Grand Island, NY), but underneath it all are 4 core foundations that are all about loving as Jesus did.
ALL PEOPLE MATTER
At WRBC, we are committed to loving people the way Jesus loved. He saw people and was moved with compassion. Our calling is to see the world through the eyes of Jesus and love all people the way He does. All people matter to God, therefore, they matter to us.
“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36 ESV)
LOVE GOD DEEPLY
God wants us to love Him with our entire being. To love God with all our heart, soul, and mind is the foundation of loving God deeply. To love God is to remain completely dedicated to Him, His Word, and His ways. We are called to love God deeply with an all-consuming relational pursuit.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all you mind. This is the great and first commandment.” (Matthew 22:37-39 ESV)
LOVE PEOPLE GENUINELY
We do not carry the complete capacity to love our fellow man without the deep love of God flowing in and through us. We are committed to loving God and being filled with Him so that we have the capacity to love our fellow man in a real and genuine way. Loving our fellow man will come with a cost that we are willing to pay at WRBC.
“And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:39 ESV)
MAKE DISCIPLES CONTINUOUSLY
The primary task of all believers is to make disciples of all people who will in turn make disciples. At WRBC, we have adopted this simple multiplications process. As Christ followers, we want our lives to count for Jesus and His kingdom so we work hard to make disciples of all people with undying passion.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20 ESV)