Your Next Step
Wherever you are in life, you matter and you have a purpose. Your journey has a next step, and we’ll help you find it. We want to help you become the person God has created you to be. We believe that happens through connection; connection with God, with others, and with your purpose. Don’t take the next step alone. With a strong community of friends, you can laugh, grow, and serve with people who genuinely care about you.
It's good to be in the house of the Lord!
In 1972 a small group of Christians decided to take a big risk by planting a spirit-filled, Bible believing church in the heart of Wooster, OH. Since then thousands have been impacted for the kingdom of God. As Evangel Assembly of God grew it moved locations from downtown Wooster, to Edgewood middle school, to Portage Road. In 2017 the church changed it's name to Connection Church with a renewed mission to love God, love people, and serve the World. Although we've grown our goal has never been numbers; we simply seek to provide a healthy environment where people can connect with God, others, and their purpose.
JESUS IS GOD’S SON
We believe that Jesus Christ (the Son of God) became flesh to reveal God to man and rescue the world from evil. He, being fully God yet fully man, is the only person to live a sinless life. He was born of a virgin and took the weight of sin and evil in the world on the cross so mankind could be free from the penalty of sin and creation would be redeemed. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory.
Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1, 14; 3:16, 1 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:15
GOD IS OUR FATHER
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the creator of the universe, never changing, eternal, all-powerful and unending in love.
Genesis 1:1, Matthew 3:16-17, 1 John 5:7-8
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins. Salvation is a free gift and only occurs when a person repents and places their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for their sin.
Luke 24:46-47, John 1:29, Acts 3:19, Ephesians 2:8-9,
THE LOCAL CHURCH
We believe that the church is the family of God on the earth. Those who have trusted, by faith, the finished work of Christ are adopted into the family. The church is to participate with God in bringing about His purposes of hope, redemption and grace in the world.
1 Corinthians 12:27, Ephesians 1:22-23
Connection Church is a part of the Assemblies of God fellowship. For a full list of our 16 fundamental truths follow this link.
THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God. It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard. It, alone, is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit was given, after Jesus ascended into heaven, to edify and empower the individual believer and the Church. The Holy Spirit is alive and active today. Believers should live Spirit-led, Spirit-empowered lives.
MAN IS FALLEN
We believe that man and woman was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, mankind is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by his own effort.
LIVING FOR GOD
We believe that every Christian is to live for Jesus and not for themselves. By obedience to the Bible, participation in a community of faith, and daily yielding to the Spirit, every believer matures and becomes conformed to the image of Christ.
Matthew 16:24, John 14:23, Galatians 5:25, 2 Corinthians 3:18,
1 Thessalonians 4:3, Hebrews 10:23-25
We believe in the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of believers, the final judgment, and all things being made right in the new heaven and the new earth. Only the Father knows the time of Jesus’ return.
Matthew 24:30, 36, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17,
Connection Church offers relevant teaching, dynamic praise and worship, connection with loving people at fun events and opportunities to impact your world for Christ.