We believe, as a United Methodist Church, the following Vision Statement
The mission of the UMC is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Part of how we live out this mission is by proclaiming the Gospel and loving God and our neighbor. This is our response to God’s incredible grace and love. John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, putting faith and love into action. This has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
We join with all Christians through the ages in an understanding of God as a Trinity. God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons: the ultimate Creator, Jesus as God made flesh, and the Holy Spirit, which is God’s activity in our midst. As Christians, we receive Salvation through God’s grace and love for us. It is an eternal life in unity with God. We view faith as a journey, not something that simply appears at conversion. Faith is both a gift from God and a choice we make. We try to cultivate our faith through participation in a community of believers and being open to God’s work in our lives. To learn more, click here.
Unity and the Connected Church
As United Methodists, we are united in our denomination, and united in Christ. We believe that no local church is the total body of Christ. No congregation stands alone. The United Methodist Church celebrates a worldwide connection, which operates through a structure that unites congregations regionally, nationally, and globally, and "enables us to carry out our mission in unity and strength.” 1
Every local church is linked to an interconnected network of organizations that join together in mission and ministry, allowing us to accomplish far more than any one local church or person could alone. (To learn more about how the United Methodist denomination is organized, and our connection as a congregation, click here.)
Faith in Action
As a congregation, we do not claim to have all the answers, but we are learning to live with the questions. By God’s grace, we aspire to grow in love a little more each day, and to follow the charge often attributed to founder John Wesley: “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”
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