John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as "practical divinity" has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
Below you will find the Mission and Vision/Purpose statement for Gordon UMC.
Our Mission: To make disciples for Jesus Christ for the Transformation of our community, the nation, and the World
Our Vision/Goal: To Sow, Grow, and Serve in the name of Jesus Christ.
To Sow: To invite people into the community of faith at Gordon UMC and beyond.
To Grow: To educate people and help them grow in their Christian understanding and God’s purpose for their life.
And Serve in the name of Jesus Christ: To help God’s people to step out in faith, with action, for risk taking service to others.
Sowing: Our primary sowing focus will be to engage with everyone no matter where they are on their journey with God. Therefore, we will structure our ministries in such a way that they are relevant and meaningful to both the churched, the un-churched and those who have not met God.
Growing: Our first priorities for growing will be to offer God’s salvation and to disciple people, helping them grow through invitation, instruction, relationships and service (radical hospitality) with the primary goal of each becoming a mature, fully committed follower of Jesus Christ.
Serving: Our primary serving purpose will be to help people discover their God-given purpose and call, and develop them into servants who use their gifts, talents, skills and abilities for God’s purposes. We will deploy servants with hearts to serve poor, disadvantaged people locally, regionally, nationally and globally.
The Basics of Our Faith
As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.
MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR
We are so glad that you have visited our website. Gordon United Methodist Church, is a vital rural congregation working to bring God's Grace to our neighborhood. We are a church where you can know and love everyone in the church. We have some very big ideas about how God wants to work in our community. As a church we seed to be the heart, hands and feet of Jesus sharing his love with all we meet. We seek to daily live into the 3 rules of Methodism which are:
DO NO HARM ~ DO GOOD ~ STAY IN LOVE WITH GOD
We'd love to hear from you! Come by and visit some time, give us a call, check us out on facebook and twitter or send us an e-mail so we can get to know you, answer any questions you have and share Christ's love with you.
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