About Us

“At Caring Community Church it is our vision to create a Christ-centered,

family-focused environment where people of all ages are invited, welcomed,

and challenged to live out a passionate love relationship with God.”

Rev. Steve Shafe,
Senior Pastor

(517) 629-6469

 

We are located at 1015 Irwin
Avenue

Albion, Michigan? 49224

Services are every Sunday at 10am
(near the southwest corner of town) 

What is The Wesleyan Church and What Do We Believe …

The Wesleyan Church is an evangelical,
Protestant, holiness denomination organized to proclaim the
good news of Jesus Christ. The technical name for our
church’s theological heritage is Arminian-Wesleyan. This
refers to the teachings of James Arminius and John Wesley.
Arminius (1560-1609), a Dutch theologian, stressed that God
had predestined all who believe in Jesus Christ for
eternal life and those who reject Him for eternal
separation from God; that he has given us as human beings
true freedom to accept or reject this salvation; that He
offers grace to enable all persons to repent and
believe; and that believers are secure spiritually in Christ
based on continued faith and obedience to God.

Wesley was a priest in the Church of
England in the 1700′s and the founder of the Methodist
movement. He added Arminius’ insights as emphasis on the
assurance of salvation believers can enjoy through
the inner “witness of the Spirit.” He also taught about the
entire sanctification of believers by which their hearts are
made perfect in love for God and other persons.


Wesleyans are convinced that the Bible is God’s written
Word and the final authority for all Christian
beliefs and practices. The Discipline, the book containing
the constitution and bylaws of The Wesleyan Church, includes
twenty-one “Articles of Religion.” The following is a brief summary of those articles and our denominational
beliefs.

  • We believe in the one living and true
    God, both holy and loving, eternal, unlimited in power,
    wisdom, and goodness, the Creator and Preserver of all
    things.

 

  • We believe in Jesus Christ, the only
    begotten Son of God.

 

  • We believe in the Holy Spirit who
    proceeds from the Father and the Son, and is the same
    essential nature, majesty, and glory, as the Father and
    the Son, truly eternally God.

 

  • We believe that man’s creation in the
    image of God included the ability to choose between right
    and wrong.

 

  • We believe that Christ’s offering of
    himself, once and for all, through His sufferings and
    meritorious death on the cross provides the perfect
    redemption and atonement for the sins of the whole world,
    both original and actual.

 

  • We believe that for man to receive
    what God’s prevenient grace has made possible, he must
    voluntarily respond in repentance and faith.

 

  • We believe that when man repents of
    his sin and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ, he in the
    same moment is justified, regenerated, adopted into the
    family of God, and assured of his salvation through the
    witness of the Spirit.

 

  • We believe that although good works
    cannot save us from our sins or from God’s judgement,
    they are the fruit of faith and follow after
    regeneration.

 

  • We believe that after we have
    experienced regeneration, it is possible to fall into
    sin, for in this life there is no such height or strength
    of holiness from which it is impossible to
    fall.

 

  • We believe that sanctification is
    that work of the Holy Spirit by which the child of God is
    separated from sin unto God and is able to love God
    with all his heart and to walk in all His holy
    commandments blameless.

 

  • We believe that the Gift of the
    Spirit is the Holy Spirit himself, and He is to be
    desired more than the gifts of the Spirit which He in His
    wise counsel bestows upon individual members of the
    Church to enable them properly to fulfill their function
    as members of the body of Christ.

 

  • We believe that water baptism and the
    Lord’s Supper are the sacraments of the church commanded
    by Christ and ordained as a means of grace when received
    through faith.

 

  • We believe that the certainty of the
    personal and imminent return of Christ inspires holy
    living and zeal for the evangelization of the
    world.

For further information on our Beliefs
and Denominational structure see The
Wesleyan Church
or contact
Pastor Shafe.

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