What We Believe
At Westlake church of Christ, we are restoring the simplicity and joy of New Testament Christianity. We follow Jesus Christ and Him alone, just as the first Christians did (1 Corinthians 11:1). We believe Jesus is the resurrected Son of God, our Savior and our Lord, and that only through Him can we have a relationship with God (Acts 2:36; John 14:6). We make it our aim to please Him, knowing that we will stand before Him on the Judgment Day (2 Corinthians 5:9–10).
Instead of promoting man-made traditions and denominations, we adhere to the commands and examples of Jesus and His disciples, found in the New Testament (Acts 2:42). We are convinced that Jesus wants all believers to be united, but that this is only possible when we come together in the truth (John 17:20–23; Ephesians 4:1–6). In our assemblies, therefore, we follow the simple, biblical pattern—praying to God, singing spiritual songs, observing the Lord's Supper each Sunday, studying the Bible, and taking up a collection (Acts 2:42; Ephesians 5:19; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2). When you visit, you will not be expected to contribute money.
Our Bible studies and assemblies teach only the Bible. We believe the Bible is the word of God, relevant and applicable to our contemporary culture (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We try our best to follow the teachings of the Bible, knowing that this is how we show our love for Jesus and grow in His grace and knowledge of Him (John 14:15; 2 Peter 3:18). We are not perfect, but we strive to only speak the very words of God, not adding to or taking away from the Bible (1 Peter 4:11; Revelation 22:18–19). If you have questions or concerns about our teaching or practice, please show us what God’s word teaches, so that we can make corrections (Acts 18:25–26).
What should you expect when you visit our assemblies? It can be intimidating to visit an unfamiliar church. We want you to feel comfortable and at ease. We also want you to experience the presence of God (1 Corinthians 14:24). When you visit, you will receive a warm, friendly welcome; you will see order and respect in worship—members worshiping enthusiastically but not chaotically (1 Corinthians 14:40); and our worship will be Bible-based, following the pattern given by Jesus in the New Testament (see above).
We invite you to visit us and ask any questions about our belief and practice. We meet at 2291 Highway Z, Wentzville, MO 63385 at the following times:
9:15 am – Bible Classes for All Ages
10:00 am – Morning Worship Assembly
7:00 pm – Bible Classes for All Ages