We Are On a Mission
"Everybody is Somebody and Jesus Christ is Lord". We are a body of believers who are dedicated to prayer, bible study and worship. We are under God's instruction to build a diverse and multi-cultural congregation.
Why does the church exist? According to Matthew’s Gospel, the risen Christ made it clear: “Go therefore 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 that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).
We reach out to people and welcome them to our Church.
We have a direct responsibility for people of the “world” around our church, the community in which we live to reach out to others. Our mission is to reach them where they are, listen, accept, share, invite, and joyfully receive all who will respond.
Relating people to God and helping them deepen their relationship with God.
Our task to make disciples is to offer people opportunities for growing closer to God. Whether they are visitors or old-time members, just beginning the journey of faith or well along the road—all are in need of God’s love in Christ. Through worship, prayer, study, and sharing, we help one another discover the Holy Spirit, as the Comforter. Through our congregation’s various ministries we encourage one another to give to Christ and to ground their lives in the living God.
We nurture people into living fully in a Christian lifestyle.
Another congregational mission is to nurture people of all ages in the Christian faith and to help them practice the disciplines of discipleship. The church exists not to serve itself but to serve the world. We come to church not only for our own personal enrichment, but to prepare ourselves to do the work of love and to be Christ’s disciples in the community. Through worship, baptism, Communion, Bible study, prayer, and other means of grace, we’re strengthened for ministry and discipleship.
We support people in their own individual walk with God.
We know that the Holy Spirit empowers and guides us in ministry and that wherever there’s need and suffering, we meet Christ, already at work. But still, we cannot be effective in ministry on our own. So the congregation exists, in part, to surround and support each member in his or her ministry. We do not always succeed in our efforts to be faithful disciples in the world, but with the loving support of the community of faith, we can continue to grow strong and confident in the Lord.
Communion and Baptism
Holy Communion (or the Lord' s Supper) is a faithful remembrance of the suffering and death of Christ and a celebration of love within the Church. On the First Sunday, we commune together as the body of Christ, giving reverence to the Lord's sacrifice. The official United Methodist doctrine is that the baptism of believers signifies repentance and forgiveness of sin, new birth, and the entry into Christian discipleship. We believe that baptism should be followed by Christian nurturing within the church, to prepare for discipleship, servitude and ultimately salvation.
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