Our Story

What is known today as All Nations Church has a rich history in Wytheville since the middle of the twentieth century. Over the years there have been many faithful pastors and leaders who, by their efforts, prepared a foundation for a thriving church here today. Pastor Chad, Holly, Madalyn and Micah Dunford became the Senior Pastor here in September of 2005.


All Nations Church is focused on reaching out to the community by building relationships through Small Groups meeting throughout the community each week. The faithfulness of God, the life-giving message of the Gospel, the passion and joy of weekend services and the simple style of All Nations Church have produced tremendous growth over the last nine years. Since 2005 All Nations Church has grown from 125 to nearly 600 each week.


Today, God is at work in All Nations Church. We invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and people are free to go after God with passion!


Our Purpose

Our mission and purpose are derived from the words of Jesus to His followers - know as the Great Commission.


OUR MISSION: The mission of All Nations Church is . . .

    "Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'"                                           

                 -- Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)


OUR PURPOSE: The purpose of All Nations Church is . . .

    "To reach people with the life-giving message of Jesus Christ that they might experience the life of purpose and fulfillment that God always intended for them."


OUR CORE VALUES: The ministries of All Nations church is expressed with these core values . 

    

CONNECT - Living life in community

        At All Nations Church we life change happens in the context of relationships - doing life together with others. Doing life together allows us the opportunity to connect in community, focus on others and establish meaningful relationships.


GROW - Moving to the next level

        Luke 2:52 tells us that Jesus "grew in wisdom, in stature and in favor with God and with man." Once you have connected in relationship within the church, it is time for you to grow!


SERVE - It's all about others

        Serving enables us to use our gifts in body of Christ and in the world so we can become all God had intended us to be. God has brought you to All Nations Church to be a vital part of changing lives and shaping the destinies of those around you.

Statement of Faith

WE BELIEVE...


BIBLE

...in the Bible as God’s only inspired, inerrant and authoritative revelation of Himself to man in written form (2 Timothy 3:16,17).


TRINITY

...in one God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7).


CHRIST

...in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:1), His virgin birth (Matt 1:18), His sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21), His miracles (Acts 10:38), His vicarious death as the only sacrifice for the sin of the world (1 John 2:2), His bodily resurrection from the dead (Luke 24:39), His ascension to the right hand of God as our intercessor (Hebrews 4:14), and His future return in glory, first to rapture His church (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18) and second, to establish the kingdom of God upon the earth (Revelation 20:6).


SALVATION

...in the new birth through faith in Jesus Christ and repentance from sin as the only means of receiving eternal life. (John 3:3,5,7; Ephesians 2:8,9; 1 Peter 1:18-20). We believe in the finality of Christ’s mediatorial work for the redemption of humanity and the present freedom of access to the Father (1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25).


HEALING

...in divine healing for the total man, spirit, mind and body through redemptive work of Christ on the cross and appropriated in the believer’s life through prayer (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24; James 5:13-15).


BAPTISM OF HOLY SPIRIT

...in the baptism in the Holy Spirit as an enduement of power for all believers (Acts 2:4,38-39; 10:44-46; 19:1-6; Ephesians 5:18). This baptism results in a deeper expression of spiritual fruit (Galatians 5:22,23), a greater growth in Christ-likeness (2 Corinthians 3:18), a genuine manifestation of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:1-11), and a more effective prayer life (Romans 8:26, 27).


SANCTIFICATION

...in the process of spiritual development (sanctification) wrought in the believer’s life by the Holy Spirit. The growth involves daily dying to sin and living unto righteousness (Romans 6:1-23), finds expression in a holy life (Hebrews 12:24) and will be culminated at the return of Christ (1 John 3:2).


LIFE AFTER DEATH

...in the resurrection from the dead. First, the righteous unto eternal life and second, the ungodly unto eternal damnation (Daniel 12:2; John 5:28,29; Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15).


SACRAMENTS

We believe in the sacraments of the church established by Jesus Christ our Lord; the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 26:26-30; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26) and baptism by immersion as a symbol and witness of the new birth (Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 3:20-22). 



          * These “Basic Beliefs" are simply a summary of fundamental Christian beliefs for teaching purposes and is not intended to be an official ecclesiastical statement as found in the Church of God statement of faith to which we hold as an official statement.