Our Beliefs
WolfLife Campus Ministry is the College Ministry of Southwest Church. Our beliefs align with theirs in order to create one unified church even while we are at a different location. Although our worship may look different on Wednesday we still hold the values, theology, and doctrine of Southwest Church as our own.
WolfLife's Big 3
For Christ.
We pursue Christ in everything we do. From our WolfLife Worship on Wednesdays to evangelizing on campus, we pursue daily rhythms that reflect Christ working in and through our lives.
In Community.
Small Groups, Discipleship, and Serving are aspects of College Ministry we get to do on a weekly basis. Paul writes to his churches how encouraging one another, spurring each other on, is key to unity within the Church. The same is true in doing life together. Life is hard. It's easier together.
On Campus.
For over 10 years now WolfLife has had a presence on campus at A-State. Being on a campus that supports and encourages ministries to play a key role in the college experience is something we don't take for granted. We want to honor the campus by providing opportunities for students to find Christ and Community during their time at A-State.
WolfLife & Southwest Beliefs
(Last Edited: March 2023)
There is only one true God. He is the Creator of all life and the Supreme Ruler of the universe. He has always been (He is eternal) and co-exists equally in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. We learn about God through His creation, His Word, and His Son. He rules over creation in Love, Justice, and Wisdom.

(Genesis 1:26-27; Deuteronomy 6:4; Job 38:1-41; Matthew 3:13-17; John 3:16; Romans 1:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:6)
Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God. He is co-equal with God the Father and God the Spirit, He came to earth and became man. He is completely God and became a complete human being. He revealed to us who God is. His miraculous acts, sinless life, and life-changing teachings all confirm the fact that He is God's Son. His purpose for coming to Earth was to show God's love by dying on the cross, thus taking the sins of all mankind upon Himself, and paying the penalty that our sins deserve. His bodily resurrection from the grave and His promise to return someday are testimonies to the fact that He is the King of kings and Lord of lords.

(Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1, 14, 18; Acts 10:37-43; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15-21; Hebrews 1:1-3)
Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father and God the Son. He dwells in each member of God's family as a Helper and Guide. It is through the work of the Holy Spirit that a person comes to salvation. At the point of salvation, the Holy Spirit comes in our physical bodies as His home and He begins the work of sanctification in us. The Spirit teaches, gives gifts, and transforms us back into God's image.

(John 14:16-17, 16:7-13; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 3:16-20, 5:18; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Galatians 5:19-25; Romans 8:13-14)
The Bible
The Bible is God's written Word. The process that God used to hive us His Word is called inspiration, which means God-breathed. The Word of God is without error and is truth. It tells us who God is, why He loves us, and what His plans are for us. We hold the Bible to be the authority or standard for living our lives according to God's will for us.

(Psalm 19:7-11, 119:105, 160; John 17:17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We need salvation because we have sinned. Sin separates us from God, who desires a relationship with us. it is impossible for any man to restore that broken relationship with God by any amount of personal goodness, religious deeds, or by belonging to a church. Salvation is by God's grace, through Christ's cross, and a result of the Spirit's active work. It is received through faith and it is sealed in confession and baptism. it is demonstrated in a life of discipleship to the Lordship of Jesus.

(John 10:1-10; Romans 1:16-17; 1 Corinthians 15:1-28; Titus 3:3-8)
The Church
The Church is God's spiritual family. It is made up of all those who have chosen to place their trust and faith in Jesus and who are His followers (disciples). The Bible uses the analogy that Jesus is the Head of the Church, which is His body. God's will is for the Church to gather regularly to worship its Head, Jesus, to use its various gifts and abilities to serve its Head, to love and encourage those who are in the body, and to work diligently to maintain the unity of purpose and relationship, the world around us will recognize that we belong to Jesus. The Church or body is to seek to do the will of God, which includes making disciples for Jesus.

(Matthew 16:15-18; John 13:34-35, 17:20-23; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:19-22; 1 Peter 2:4-10)
We are created in the spiritual likeness or image of God. God gave us free will; we have the ability to choose to love as God loves, to choose to do right in the likeness of God's righteousness and to choose to value what God values. God created us because He wants a family who will love Him because we want to love Him, and not because we have to love Him. The first man, Adam, chose to sin, and now every person lives in a marred creation with a marred spiritual nature. As a result, every person will eventually choose to sin and subsequently become separated from God.

(Genesis 1:27, 3:1-24; Psalm 8:3-6; John 4:24; Ephesians 1:4-6; Romans 3:23)
Marriage and Human Sexuality
The Southwest Church [and WolfLife Campus Ministry] believes that God created mankind in his image. Male and female -- sexuality and biologically different but with equal value and access to God through faith in Jesus Christ. Adam and Eve were created to complement each other in a one-flesh union we call marriage. We also believe in the value of each individual. Singleness is an equally holy pursuit and expression for followers of Jesus. For those who decide to marry, we believe God ordained marriage to be between one man and one woman. It is only within this covenantal relationship God has given the gift of sex, and he declares it good. This marriage relationship can serve as an example of the love Christ has for the church.

(Genesis 1:27-31, 2:21-24; Ephesians 5:31-32)
When God created you and me, He created us with a soul which will never cease to exist. Those who choose to follow Jesus as Lord, and have a growing relationship with Him, will spend eternity with God in Heaven. Those who reject Jesus by refusing to follow Him will spend eternity in Hell. Heaven, like salvation and grace, is a gift of God. Hell is the due consequence for those who have not accepted God's offer of forgiveness. Heaven and Hell are real places.

(Ezekiel 18:20; Matthew 7:21-23, 10:28, 25:31-46; Luke 16:19-31; John 14:1-6; Romans 6:23; Philippians 3:17-21; revelation 20:15)
As followers of Jesus, we decide to follow His example and to do the things He asks of us. Jesus was baptized and calls for believers to enter into a life with Him through the act of baptism. Throughout Scripture, we see that belief in the divine nature of Christ, and submission to His Lordship is expressed through subversive baptism. This baptism symbolically re-enacts our participation in the life-giving death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. We do not believe our salvation comes from any exterior physical act, but rather from our inward belief and faith in Jesus. Baptism is to be viewed as an outward declaration of that inward belief and conviction.

(Matthew 3:13-17, 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16)
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Worship at WolfLife
Although Southwest Church worships A Cappella (meaning without instruments) on Sunday mornings, WolfLife has an Acoustic-Style of Worship on Wednesday nights with an acoustic guitar, sometimes a box-drum (cajon), and a keyboard every once in a while.

Why? We believe the best way to reach students is for students to lead and our students love to lead worship using their musical gifts and talents. Southwest Church fully supports and backs this decision and we align we their statement of worship: "We want to be known for our worship and love for Christ not in how we worship."
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