Multigenerational and Multicultural
What makes Woodbridge Community Church unique? One of the things you will notice immediately as soon as you arrive on our church campus is the variety of cultures and nationalities represented in our Worship Service. It is not dominated by any one culture. In fact, as of our last count, we had more than 21 different nations represented! Not only that, but you will also notice that it is not predominantly composed of young people in their 20’s and 30’s, or by gray-haired folks. Instead, you have a healthy mix of age groups, coming together as a community, learning to live together in harmony and love as a family of God.
So what makes Woodbridge Community Church unique? Well, here are a few things:
1. A friendly cross-cultural environment. Here, people relate as they learn about each one’s culture, custom and tradition. We have a number of people in cross-cultural marriages and families because the atmosphere of acceptance makes them feel at home. There is no pressure to conform to a dominant culture, because there is none, and you will not feel you are different or that you don’t belong. Here everybody belongs, because God welcomes everybody.
2. Unity in diversity. We do not see our differences as something that divides us. Instead, we celebrate our differences the way God has made us and see it as an opportunity to grow in our awareness of the world around us.
3. A Core Value of Community. We believe that God is for all people, of all ages and all generations. We have something for everybody, from the infant in the nursery to our Senior Adults. There is much to learn from one another, and instead of a church that divides across age groups, we design our church activities to incorporate healthy interaction between age groups. We foster mentoring relationships that are characterized by mutual respect for and commitment to one another. We learn to laugh and cry together as a family of God. We believe this is how God designed family to be.
A multi-cultural, multi-generational church is a reflection of what we believe heaven will be like – a great multitude of people! Revelation 5:9 says, “..with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.” Whenever people come together, looking beyond skin color, economic status, or generational difference, they worship God together with love for one another, and that community is God’s showcase of heaven on earth.