Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

This local congregation is a part of the global United Methodist Church. We share a theological heritage with our brothers and sisters in other Christian denominations. At the same time, we are proud of our distinctive Wesleyan emphases such as our fundamental understanding of God’s grace, the importance of holiness in our hearts and in all aspects of our lives, and a call to mission and service as we work toward the kingdom of God. Our congregation is a part of the Green Country District of the Oklahoma conference of the United Methodist Church.

We believe in the primacy of God’s grace and love, which is available to all people.

We believe that God’s grace, the love and mercy of God, is a free gift available to all people. God is at work in our lives before we are even aware of it. God created every living thing and called it good. God wants to be in a relationship with us. The nature and self-sacrificing love of God is revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God offers us forgiveness and healing; We can choose whether or not to respond to God. When we respond to God’s grace, we continue to grow in the love of God and in the love of everything else God created throughout our lives.

We believe in the use of scripture, tradition, experience, and reason in formulating belief. We look to scripture as our primary source for faithful understanding, yet we acknowledge that the scriptures carry with them the fingerprints of ancient people, eras, and customs. We also rely on our tradition, personal and collective experience, and sound reason in helping us to determine the way of Christ. As a community, we struggle together to become who God is calling us to be.

We believe that how you live your life is as important as what you say you believe. Our faith is demonstrated in our practice. We are called to love not only each other, but all the people of the world. We are dedicated to living in ways that uphold the common good and we work together for justice and mercy. We believe in serving those who are on the margins of society and we advocate on behalf of those who have no voice.

We believe that this congregation exists to to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by connecting the people of God, growing faithful disciples, and serving the world in Jesus’ name. We are companions on a journey. Together we seek opportunities to learn, grow, and serve. Our hearts, our minds, and our doors are open to you. We hope you will join us.