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. To learn more, visit: Basics of our faith
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Our core values define what our church believes and how we want our church to relate with the congregation and the external world. Our core values define who we are as a church.
WARWICK MEMORIAL UMC CORE VALUES
As members of Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church, we are called: to be centered on Christ, to live as His family, to be Biblically grounded,
to grow spiritually, to embrace our diversity, and to serve others.
Members of our church strive to make Christ the foundation of our teachings, our actions, and our lives by developing a personal relationship with Him as we learn to follow His example.
Live as His family:
Members of our church live as brothers and sisters in the family of Christ, knowing we are imperfect and yet filled with the grace of God. We help each other through trials and hardships that are part of our growth in His Spirit and together share and experience the ultimate joy we have in Him.
Members of our church meet people where they are on their spiritual journey. We lead people to God’s word through teaching and preaching scriptures in an applicable, current-day context.
Members of our church grow spiritually at their own pace from the time of their acquaintance with Christ, through their salvation, into spiritual maturity. They are nurtured in their faith through baptism and communion; and grow through teaching and preaching within the church, personal prayer, and Bible study, and practicing their Christian values in daily living.
Embrace our diversity:
Members of our church value all people as children of God. We value human diversity because God created a diverse world of unique individuals and we respond to that diversity through love
Members of our church believe each person has a unique gift to be used in service, and we commit to an attitude that seeks to give rather than to receive and to serve rather than to be served.
While our core values tell us who we are as a church, our vision statement tells us where we want to go in the future. It offers a picture of our preferred future. The goal of vision is not numerical growth, but to glorify God.
WARWICK MEMORIAL UMC VISION STATEMENT: Love, learn, grow, and serve through Christ.
We can easily relate our vision statement to our core values.
LOVE: to embrace diversity, to live as His family
LEARN: to be centered on Christ, to be Biblically grounded,
SERVE: others passionately