WOGM Pastor

Pastor James McMenis and wife Chrissy are dedicated to winning the lost to Jesus and making disciples of the saved. Their goal is to bring clarity to the Word of God, making it life-applicable to people everywhere.

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Our Vision

Our vision is to change our city, nation and world for Jesus Christ.  We believe that God endorses vision with provision.

We strive to answer the call given in Nehemiah 2:20, “The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build.”

Our Foundation

We believe that the born-again believer should live by hearing, meditating, confessing and acting on the Word of God.  This is the process of faith that brings victory into the lives of God’s people. (Isaiah 34:16, John 15:7, Mark 16:20)

OUR MINISTRIES

Relational Care Ministry

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Our Relational Care ministry serves as the helping hands of Jesus to those in times of need. We seek to provide compassionate care and practical support to members and attenders who are experiencing challenging life events by offering encouragement, and a tangible expression of care.

If you are suffering the loss of a loved one, confined to a medical center bed because of physical injury, sickness, surgery, or terminal illness, it’s during these times that a prayer of faith, a touch of kindness, and a gentle and soft word can help get you through those difficult times.

Please contact our Relational Care Ministry: wecare@wogm.com

Word Kids

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Infants – Elementary

Our goal at WordKids is to incite wonder, provoke discovery, and fuel passion in the heart of every child. We want our preschoolers to know that God made them, God loves them, and Jesus wants to be their friend, forever. In our elementary age group, we want our children to learn to make wise choices, treat others the way they want to be treated, and know they can trust God, no matter what.

Sundays
Infants – 11 yrs.
8:00, 9:45 & 11:30 am

Wednesdays
Infants – 5 yrs.
6:30 pm

1NE

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What Is 1NE? It is WOGMs student ministry for junior high and senior high students (12-18YRS). Our vision is to see students SAVED, DISCIPLED, EMPOWERED AND PURSUING JESUS IN A LIFE OF SERVICE.

When Do We Meet? 1NE has a weekly service on Wednesday nights. Doors open at 6:00 pm for games and food. Service starts at 7:00 pm and group discussion closes at 8:10 pm.

What Do We Do? Service includes dynamic worship and a powerful message, group discussion AND LOTS OF FUN.This is a time when students can have fun, make great friends, and grow in their relationship with God.

Young Adults

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What is WOG YA? It is WOGM’s young adult ministry for ages 18-30. If you are married or single, in the work force or in college, YA is for you.

When do we meet? YA has scheduled events throughout the year that are designed to build community and give Young Adults an atmosphere for spiritual growth.

What do we do? YA events are fun and built for community. Whether we are playing flag football, dodgeball, running 5k or watching drive in movies, it’s an opportunity for young adults to connect and grow together.

Men's Ministry

Men’s ministry at WOGM exists to gather and empower men to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit as they lead their families, businesses and community toward Christ-likeness.

WOGM Men meet on the first Thursday of every month at Shane’s restaurant (9133 Mansfield Rd, Shreveport, LA 71118 ) at 11:30. This is an opportunity to hear from Pastor James while we build relationships with the men of our church.

Advance men’s conference is our annual conference designed specifically for men. The conference features world class speakers and worship that will challenge men to accept their role as the spiritual leaders and foundation of the church.

Women's Ministry

WOGM’s women’s ministry is a place for women to arise and become all that God created them to be.

The Arise Women’s Conference is an annual conference that features dynamic speakers and worship leaders who equip and challenge women to passionately follow Jesus.

WOGA

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The mission of Word of God Academy is to provide students academic excellence in a Christ-centered scholastic environment. The Academy provides academic excellence so that future leaders will know the truth of God’s Word and be equipped both academically and spiritually to advance the Kingdom of God in their homes, churches, communities, nation and world for Christ.

For more information or to register visit: www.wogacademy.org

The Hub Ministry

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Locally WOGM has partnered with The Hub to reach those in our city who are in danger of being overlooked and forgotten. The Hub urban ministries exists to walk those in poverty through a process that gives them hope, friendship, community, a place they belong and the skills needed to become self-sufficient, which brings them value and worth. The Hub desires that those in poverty discover all that God made them to be: happy, whole, healthy, free, self-sufficient and walking with Him. The Hub uses an earning based approach to ministry. This model teaches the value of hard work, participation and being held accountable. For more information please visit and donate to: www.thehubministry.com

TV Broadcast

WOGM services are broadcasts through multiple television stations. We desire to deliver the gospel to as many people as possible and have had great success through television.

Shreveport, LA
KSLA-TV 12 – Sunday 8:30am
KSHV-TV 45 – 9:00am
KPXJ-TV 21 – 10:30am
KMSS-TV 33 – 11:30pm

Alexandria, LA
KLAX-TV 31 – Sunday 9:00am

New Orleans, LA
WHNO-TV 20 – Sunday 8:30am

Longview, TX
KFXK-TV 51 – Sunday 8:30am

Little Rock, AR
VTN – Monday 6:30pm / Wednesday 830am / Wednesday 1am

National – World Harvest Television (WHT)
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DirecTV Ch. 367 – Sunday 8:00am CST
Dish Network Ch 217 – Sunday 8:00am CST

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Doctrinal Statement

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible, authoritative Word of God. We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious death and the atonement provided by His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, and His promised personal return in power and glory. We believe in the resurrection of the saved to eternal life, and the everlasting punishment of those who have rejected God’s forgiveness through His Son.

Statement of Biblical Authority

The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Word of God Ministries’  faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, the Senior Pastor of Word of God Ministries is the final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. Jesus is 100% God and 100% man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, and died on the cross for all mankind. He redeems us from the debt of our sins through His shed blood. He rose from the dead according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. (John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5). (John 3:16; Hebrews 1:1-8; 10:7-13)

The Holy Bible

We believe that the Bible is the written Word of God inspired by God. We believe that Jesus is the Manifested Word of God. We believe that faith is acting out on the Word of God. (John 1:1,14; Hebrews 10:7; 1 John 5:7) The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26)

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit manifests Himself through a variety of spiritual gifts to build & equip the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and to confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible’s list of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and they may occur in various combinations. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters. (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11; 12:4-8; Ephesians 4:16; 2 Timothy 1:5-6; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; 1 Peter 4:10-11)

The Virgin Birth

Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18, 23-25; Luke 1:27-35)

The Second Coming

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. (Matthew 24:30-31; 26:62-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-18; II Thessalonians 1:6-10; Revelation 1:7)

The Rapture

We believe in the rapture, that the dead in Christ will rise first and that those that are alive and remain shall be caught up to meet Jesus in the air. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit. We believe one is born-again by the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. (John 3:3-8; Ephesians 1:13; Romans 8:11; John 7:37-39; Titus 3:5)

The Baptism of the Spirit

Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth. (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5; 2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17; 10:38, 44-47; 11:15-17; 19:1-6)

Water Baptism

We believe in water baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit – we believe the name that represents the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is the Name of Jesus. Baptism represents the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. We believe that water baptism is an ordinance to be followed upon belief and is not necessary for salvation. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:38; 8:12, 35-37; 10:47-48, Romans 6:4; 1 Corinthians 1:17)

Tithes and Offerings

We believe in tithing the tithe and bringing offerings into the church. We believe tithing is a covenant practice initiated by Abraham 430 years before the law. We also believe in caring for the poor, sick, homeless, etc. (Genesis 14:18-20; Hebrews 7:1-4; Psalms 110:4; Galatians 3:29)

Trinity

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and co-eternal (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11; John 14:9-11; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

Heaven and Hell

We believe in a literal heaven and a literal hell. We believe that after death eternal life begins either in heaven or in hell; where one spends eternity is based on their decision to accept or reject Jesus and His Word. We believe Jesus died for all mankind, and that the gift of salvation is offered to all. Salvation is by faith through grace and not by works. (Romans 10:9; John 5:24; Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16; Titus 3:5, 1 Timothy 2:4-6.)

Sin & The Human Condition

Humanity was created good and upright, but fell through voluntary transgression. In Adam, all humanity sinned and is alienated from God. Humanity’s only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21)

The Anointing

We believe in the burden-removing yoke destroying power of God. We believe that Jesus is the Anointed One and that He has anointed His church with wisdom and power to carry out His plan. (Isaiah 10:27, Luke 4:18, 1 John 2:27)

God’s Will for Wholeness

It is the Father’s will for all believers to become prosperous, healthy and successful in all areas of life. But because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will and blessing while on earth. However, this should never prevent all believers from seeking the full endowment of God’s Blessings offered through Jesus Christ. Biblical wholeness affects at least four areas of one’s life:

 

Spiritual (John 3:3-11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-13)

Mental or Emotional (2 Timothy 1:7; Philippians 4:7-8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3)

Physical (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24)

Financial (Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19; 3 John 2)

Faith

We believe that the just shall live by faith and that faith is the victory over the world. We believe that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. (Romans 1:17, 1 John 5:4, Romans 10:17)

Sanctity of Human Life

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Ps 139.)

Marriage and Sexuality

We believe that term “marriage” has only one meaning and that is marriage sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

We believe that any form of sexual immorality, such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography or any attempt to change one’s sex, or disagreement with one’s biological sex, is sinful and offensive to God.

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of the church as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the church members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by the church or its academy in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, should abide by and agree to this confession of faith regarding marriage and sexuality and conduct themselves accordingly.

Because we believe the biblical teaching that marriage is between one man and one woman, marriages outside those parameters will not be performed by church ministers or on church property.

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.  We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of the church.

Foundation

We believe that Jesus is the manifested Word of God. (John 1:1, 14, 1 John 5:7, Matthew 24:35) We believe that the born-again believer should live by hearing, meditating, confessing and acting on the Word of God. This is the process of faith that brings victory into the lives of God’s people. (Isaiah 34:16, John 15:7, Mark 16:20)