Small-town church with a global reach
Come as you are. We’re about teaching the scripture with integrity and thoughtfulness, not about a dress code. If you want to learn and grow, we would love to have you at Wayside.
We’re all on the same journey and nobody is perfect. What you’ll find at Wayside is a family of believers that are growing in their faith and understanding, and picking each other up when we fall.
As an extension of our local ministry in Maine, we support missions around the globe. Help us share the gospel and ease suffering in the world.
Find answers to some of life’s most challenging questions.
What we believe
We believe the Bible is God’s written revelation to man. It is verbally inspired in every word, and absolutely inerrant in the original documents. We affirm the infallibility, sufficiency, and authority of Scripture and that they are the complete and final revelation of God. (Matthew 5:18; John 17:17; II Tim 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21; Revelation 22:18-19)
Jesus is the Messiah
We believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son, the promised Messiah, in His Virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal and immenant return in power and glory. (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7; Matthew 1:18-25; Mark 14:61-62; John 1:1-3, 14, 29, 5:18, 8:58, 10:30; II Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 1:2-9, 2:14-15; I John 5:20)
We believe eternal salvation from sin, death and hell is the free gift of God’s grace, and is based solely upon man’s personal faith and belief in Jesus Christ. He voluntarily died as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and arose bodily from the dead, thus guaranteeing our own resurrection to eternal life. This salvation is not received by, nor based on, any sacrament, merit, or good work on our part. This one who receives Christ’s salvation is eternally secure. (John 1:11-13, 3:16, 5:24, 10:28-30, 14:6; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:23-26, 5:8, 6:23, 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 7:24-25; I Peter 1:18-19, I John 5:11-13)
If you’re interested, we’d love to talk more about why we believe what we believe at Wayside.