What We Believe


The Bible

The Scripture in its entirety is composed of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, which originated with God. The human authors were inspired and guided by God. The Bible perfectly reveals the good news of the gospel and God’s plan for the salvation and redemption of the world.


The Nature of God

We believe that there is one living, true, holy God, eternally existent and known as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus was miraculously conceived, born of a virgin, and sinless in life. Christ was fully man and fully God, walked our earth, lived a life of obedience, suffered at the hands of men, and died on the cross. He fully atoned for the sins of all, was bodily resurrected and is enthroned at God’s right hand as our intercessor.



The central purpose of God’s revelation in Scripture is to call people to fellowship with Himself, described as follows:


The Christian Life

The essential accompaniment of a genuine saving relationship with Jesus Christ is a life of holiness and obedience, attained by believers as they yield to the Holy Spirit. As the believer submits more fully to the Lordship of Christ, the Holy Spirit releases the power that enables the believer to be pure in heart and totally dedicated to God. The work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer is both instantaneous and progressive, guiding in understanding and empowering for fruitful service.


The Church

We believe that all believers become members with one another in the church universal with Christ as the head. God’s people who acknowledge Jesus as Savior and Lord should meet regularly to devote themselves to prayer, fellowship, worship, study, observing the sacraments of Baptism and Communion, discovery and development of spiritual gifts, and active ministry to others both locally and globally.


Eternal Life

The Scriptures clearly teach that death is not the end. Everyone will one day stand before their Creator and be judged. Those who have put their trust in Christ and followed Him will enjoy company with God forever in the New Heavens and the New Earth. Those who have rejected Christ will be cast away from the presence of God. This is often referred to as "Hell," a place of deep despair.


Faith and Practice

Scripture is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. Tolstoy Wesleyan Church seeks to impact the community by accurately interpreting Scripture for the benefit and growth of both the seeker and the believer.


Tolstoy Wesleyan Church is a member of The Wesleyan denomination.

For a more detailed description of the beliefs of The Wesleyan Church,



Service Times
Prayer meeting
9:05 – 9:35am
Sunday School (all ages)
10:00 am
Worship Service
305 Dufloth St.
Tolstoy, SD 57475
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