First UMC Mission and Values


Our Common Mission

We are a church that makes disciples — across the street and around the world.


Our Common Values

  • We are theologically Wesleyan.
  • We are primarily committed to developing fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • We are one church with multiple expressions.
  • We are invitational in welcoming new members into our fellowship.
  • We are missional in community transformation.
  • We regularly celebrate the Sacraments.
  • We teach and practice biblical stewardship.
  • We are connected and accountable to the United Methodist Church.


Our Common Ministry Strategy

  • We are committed to discipleship, as a process with three components:
    • Worship – individual and corporate
    • Growth – in small group settings for study, personal sharing, guidance, and prayer
    • Service – in the church and in the world
  • We are committed to creating new places for new people