Our Mission Statement:
We are a congregation of the United Methodist Church, and an outpost of God's advancing Kingdom in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley. As a United Methodist Church, we exist to fulfill our mission which "to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." To make disciples, we reach out and receive people; help them build a relationship with God; nurture and strengthen them in the Christian faith; send them forth to live transformed and transforming lives—to be the hands, heart, and mind of Christ for the world. All of this is possible only by God’s grace, the love of Christ, and the power and company of the Holy Spirit.
The rationale for the theology of the United Methodist Church finds it foundation in four core principles often referred to as the Wesleyan Quadrilateral. These four principles have been derived from the work of the founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley.
Scripture: Our scripture is the Bible, and it is understood as the inspired, not literal, word of God, and is the primary authority and source for our faith and practice.
Tradition: Tradition is the development of the Christian faith, through the witness and growth of many Christian teachers and leaders throughout the history of Christianity.
Reason: Reason is the individual's understanding and appropriating of the faith in light of his or her own life.
Experience: Experience focuses on the personal relationship a Christian develops with God and the understanding of God that is developed through those encounters.
To learn more about the theology of The United Methodist Church, please visit the denominational website, www.umc.org.
- Worship: Worship is the core expression of the Christian faith and the lifeblood of Christians around the world.
- Missions: When Jesus spoke of the heart of his ministry, he said that he came to "to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." We continue to live out this crucially important part of our ministry through our outreach and mission to our community and the world.
- Discipleship: God loves each of us where we are, but too much to leave us where we are. Through Bible study, small groups, Sunday School classes, and discipleship groups, we are able to grow in our faith and develop lives and hearts that live for Jesus.
- Member Care: When you become a member of The United Methodist Church, it means something. You become part of a family that will stand by you in the most joyous of times, and in the most difficult of times, and we accomplish this through our ministry of member care.