Who is Jesus?
The Good News
We believe that God reveals himself to us through the Bible, so there is no reason for us to speculate about Him. His story -- as revealed through the Bible -- is a story that declares to us the glory of God and puts on display His sovereign power. At the center of this story is Jesus, the beloved Son of God, who secures for us our redemption through his death, burial, and resurrection. This Gospel, which is Good News, is the center of God's story. We believe when the gospel is faithfully explained, explored, and expressed, the Holy Spirit will elicit a response.
Romans 5:8 expresses the love of the Gospel in a perfect way: "But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us". The one true God, holy and just, looked upon the sin and rebellion that separated us from God, and offered us love, grace, and unmerited mercy through His Son Jesus. He loved us so much, that He sent Jesus to deal with our sin and rebellion while we were still ensnared by it. Jesus enters our world declaring God's kingdom, living a perfect sinless life, and then dying on a cross while bearing the fullness of the Father's wrath against our sin.
Three days after being buried in a tomb, God raised Jesus back to life declaring His mighty victory over death, sin, and the grave. It is only through this work of Jesus that we can find forgiveness for our sins, experience reconciliation with God, and await the day when the world will be made new again.
Who is Jesus? He is the Good News! The Gospel! And it is only through Jesus that the Gospel works in us. There is no area in our lives where sin doesn't seek a stronghold, but Jesus offers us His perfect sinless exchange -- an exchange of our sin for His righteousness.
Who is Woodside?
Service times, directions, and what to expect upon your first visit to Woodside
We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be unsettling. We want to help make your first experience at Woodside Church a great one!
We hope you will join us for worship. We meet every Sunday for worship and bible classes:
Sunday Worship Service at 10:45am
Sunday Children and Adult Bible Classes at 9:45am
Throughout the week, there are Bible studies, small groups, and other ministries designed to provide opportunities to help us develop deeper relationships with Jesus and with each other through the deep study of God's Word. Check out our calendar for more details.
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
Woodside Church is located on the Eastside of Cincinnati at 85 West Main Amelia, OH 45102. Find our location by clicking below.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
HOW LONG IS A WOODSIDE CHURCH SERVICE?
In total, a Woodside Church service is about 75 minutes in length. Service begins with a welcome from our Pastor, followed by our praise team leading the church in music - song lyrics are projected onto the screens so you can sing along and/or engage with worship however you feel most comfortable. We worship God through singing, reading of the Psalms, the Pastoral Prayer, and giving. Once this worship is complete, our Pastor will come out to share an encouraging and hope-filled message about Jesus. Worship at our Sunday service focuses on the story of the gospel. Although we believe worship is happening continually in our lives, it is through song, reading, teaching, and fellowship that you'll mainly see it practiced during Sunday. We don't take the vision of being Gospel Centered lightly. Expect to hear passionate, biblical preaching where we are taught to apply the Bible's truths practically.
WANT A FEW MORE DETAILS?
Woodside is a church where the truth of Scripture matters. It's relaxed but focused. It's a place where we keep the worship service simple. We don't need to be flashy for people to meet God. We believe Jesus is enough for us. Here's what you can expect in a typical worship service:
During our worship service, our worship team will lead us in a number of songs. Woodside aims to balance new music with some of the great hymns of the faith. As we sing, our focus is not ourselves or those around us, but telling Jesus how much we love and worship Him. So no matter your musical talents, sing with all of your heart!
One of the greatest privileges we have as followers of Jesus is to worship Jesus by reading His Word. At Woodside, we believe that the Bible is God's gift to show us who He is and what He has done for us. The truth matters and so we make the reading of the Bible a very important part of our worship service.
Each week, Pastor Mark teaches verse by verse straight from the Bible in a way that is practical and challenging. If you don't have a Bible with you, we have extra Bibles in the back of the seats -- feel free to use one of ours. And if you don't own your own Bible, please take one of ours home with you as our gift to you.
At Woodside, we celebrate the Lord's Supper together as a way to remember and identify with the death of Jesus on the cross. We welcome all Christians who actively trust in Jesus for salvation and who are willing to turn from their sin to receive the Lord's Supper with us.
We pray together, with boldness and confidence, throughout our worship service. We believe that prayer is our lifeline so we pray often. If you would like to have someone pray for you, Pastor Mark would be honored to pray with you after the worship service. You'll find him and his wife in the back, waiting to serve you.
If you are our guest, please do not feel obligated to give anything financially -- instead, fill out a Connect Card and place that in the offering plate during the offering song. Our church family believes that we glorify God by giving as He leads us.
WHAT'S THE CULTURE LIKE AT WOODSIDE CHURCH?
Sunday's at Woodside are friendly, casual, and relaxed. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest.
CAN I INVITE MY FRIENDS?
Absolutely! We're a warm and welcoming place for people who are curious about exploring Christianity or who are seeking to belong to a community of believers.
WHAT DENOMINATION IS WOODSIDE CHURCH?
Woodside is a local, autonomous church that relies on the authority of God for all church-related matters and is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?
Woodside is a family-friendly church. We believe that children are a blessing from God and are a vital part of every local church. We offer a short "children's church" as we believe children are a part of the entire church family. Families are encouraged to worship together so our children worship with us. We love having families with kids of all ages worshipping together with us!
We believe that children should enjoy learning about Jesus at church every single week - and at Woodside KidsConnect, we make this a priority. The other thing we make a priority is your children’s safety. Because of that, we have a secure check-in process for our Woodside KidsConnect program the first time that you visit. You’ll want to leave yourself a few extra minutes to get signed in for the Woodside KidsConnect class. Woodside KidsConnect is offered during every Woodside Church service for children, ages infant through Grade 6.