— What are our core beliefs & values? —
The United Methodist Church is founded on a Wesleyan theology of grace, anchored in Scripture, and based in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the continuing movement of the Holy Spirit.
BEGINNING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th, WE WILL REVISIT THE CORE BELIEFS OF A UNITED METHODIST. (This allows us to avoid some events already scheduled in September.)
What are the core values that connect the people of The United Methodist Church? No matter the challenges we face, God is with us, and we continue to have opportunities to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!
On Sunday afternoons beginning on September 25th, a 4-week study will give us an opportunity to gather and learn and discuss and embrace our Wesleyan heritage and envision a promising future. We will meet from 4 – 5:00 pm at the centrally-located Mingo United Methodist Church in the sanctuary which will allow us to openly make the studies available to anyone on Zoom or other online platforms. (It will also be recorded for later viewing.) The theme of each week’s study will be:
# 1 – Disciple Making – Sunday, September 25th First and foremost, we are dedicated to the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world in the tradition of John Wesley. We live out this key theme through these core values: Christ-centered, Deeply rooted, Disciple-making, Faithful and Grounded in Scripture.
# 2 – Belonging & Inclusion – Sunday, October 2nd All belong and will be loved in the UMC. All will be heard, respected, and engaged. All will be free to develop their personal relationship with God and to serve fully in the ministry of Jesus Christ. We live out this key theme through these core values: Diverse, Justice-seeking, Resilient and Welcoming.
# 3 – Influence, Connection, Impact – Sunday, October 9th With more than 12 million members across the globe, we are a powerful connection, living and sharing the grace of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. We are committed to work for global health, education, creation care, child welfare, disaster recovery and countless other efforts. We live out this key theme through these core values: Missional, Connected, World-changing and Generous.
# 4 – Experience of God through The UMC – Sunday, October 16th We embrace a Church where we experience our triune God in personal and community relationships, transforming our own lives, the lives around us, and the entire world. We live out this key theme through these core values: Committed, Grace-filled, Jesus-seeking, Praying and Spirit-filled.
A FREE STUDY GUIDED WILL BE MAKE AVAILABLE or DOWNLOADABLE: VISIT OR CLICK ON THE LINK TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE STUDY GUIDE:
If you have any questions or wish to be a part, please share your interest by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many were confirmed as United Methodists or have been part of a United Methodist church. Now is the time to revisit those core beliefs and to refresh our full understanding from the prophet Micah, sometimes called the “great requirement” in Micah 6:8: “What does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” Do no harm, do good, and attend to the ordinances of God. Simple.