We believe that the church has five key purposes based on two key Bible verses, Luke 10:27 and Matthew 28:19-20. The verses read as follows:
Luke 10:27 - Jesus answered: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"
Matthew 28:19-20 - "Therefore go 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 I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Worship - "Love God"
We believe that everything we do ought to be done with love for God. Worship is our way of recognizing God's love for us and our gratitude to God. Worship is the right response to a God who is Holy, Just and Love.
Ministry - "Love Your Neighbor"
Because God loved us first, we can and must love each other. We love our neighbor by sharing the love and grace of God in effective and compassionate ways. The greatest gift you can give to another person is the love of God.
Mission - "Go, Make Disciples"
Our mission as Christians ought to be to make disciples. Which means more than just bringing people to church, it means sharing the fullness of Christ with our neighbors. There is always room for one more in the body of Christ.
Fellowship - "Baptizing Them"
By baptizing we mean the opening of the door into Christ's church. Baptism is a symbol of belonging to Christ. As members we believe that we have been placed in community to support, love and encourage one another. The ultimate example of Christian community ought to be the church.
Education - "Teach Them to Obey"
Because the Christian life is an ongoing journey we believe that we ought to be growing everyday a step closer toward God. Through discipline, study, and prayer God blesses his people.
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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