"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
Based on this "Great Commission," The United Methodist Church has stated its purpose:
"The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world".
We relate people to God and help them deepen their relationship with God The first and most important task in making disciples is to grow in our own relationship with God as we offer other people opportunities for also growing closer to God. Through worship, prayer, study, and honest sharing, we help one another discover that the Holy Spirit is not far off but present with us and guides each of us, wanting an open and loving friendship with each of us-not only friendship but commitment as well. Through our congregation's various ministries we encourage one another to give our selves to Christ, to ground our lives in the living God.
We nurture people in Christian living Our congregation's mission is to nurture people of all ages in the Christian faith and to help them practice the disciplines of discipleship. We come to church not only for our own personal enrichment but also to grow as Christians and allow God to prepare us to do love others as He loves us. Through worship, baptism, Communion, Bible study, prayer, and other means of grace, we are led, strengthened, and empowered by God for ministry.
We reach out to people and welcome them into the church We have a direct responsibility for people of the "world" around our church, the community in which we and others study, work, shop, play, and so forth. In this world are people with many hurts, doubts, and questions. There are some who are new in the community and feel a little lost, some who are proudly self-sufficient, and others who are in desperate circumstances. Our mission is to reach out to them and share the love of God to them in actively loving them as God has personally given His love to us.