Who We Are as Believers
We uphold the beliefs of the early church of Jesus Christ who professed belief in:
- The One True, God, Almighty Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth. This God of ours is a God of Grace who is to be revered and cherished, and is the Giver of All Good things.
- Jesus Christ, the only Son of our God, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary. Christ was born, lived, taught, died and rose again, to be our Redeemer, Savior of our lives and our world, and lives eternally. He alone offers us our salvation for life everlasting. Romans 10:9
- The Holy Spirit, the Comforter, has been given to all believers to guide us in our living. Christ promised He would bring the Comforter to be there with us until His return in the Second Coming, when He will come back to earth and bring the believers unto Him. Christ alone will judge both those who have died before His return, and those who are present at His return.
- The Body of Christ, the holy catholic church, which is the universal Body of believers in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. This Body encompasses the ‘communion of the saints,’ or all those who have professed Jesus as Savior and faithfully served and witnessed His Love to all.
- The Resurrection of the body, which is promised to all who die in the Christian faith.
- The forgiveness of sins which is promised to all who confess their sin with repentant hearts.
- Life everlasting is the gift from God to all who believe in His Son Jesus Christ and profess faith in Him and live out their lives in that faith.
Who We are as United Methodist Christians
We are a body of believers who love the Lord Jesus Christ, and humbly accept to serve Him as we grow in being faithful disciples through:
- Prayer: We vow to pray for one another; for our world; for our church and community in its needs, and to help through acting on those needs through the ministry of compassion.
- Presence: We vow to share in the fellowship of Christ by being present in our worship of our Lord and in supporting programs and events which enable ministry for Christ.
- Gifts: We vow to share the blessings which God has bestowed upon us through giving of our tithes and offerings, time and talents. We are blessed to be a blessing to others.
- Service: We vow to give of ourselves to the ministries of our church, community and world. Our time is God’s time. Our energy is God-supplied. Our service comes from God’s love living within us, to be shared outside us.
- Witness: We vow to tell others the Gospel of ‘Good News’ that we serve a living God, and a Risen King, Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. We vow to share that others may know His saving love too, and live at peace within themselves, and live joyful lives. We vow to help disciple others to share their faith and serve their Lord Jesus Christ in abundant ways which bless them and others in this world.
Ways We Affirm God’s People
- We offer an open Holy Communion table—All God’s children are invited to partake of the Lord’s Supper, the sacramental meal representing Jesus’ sacrifice of Himself to save the world of their sin. You do not have to be a member of the United Methodist Church to receive Holy Communion.
- We welcome all persons of all faiths, races, and creeds to worship with us. This is the house of the Lord, and our doors and hearts are open to receive all.
- We recognize all previous baptisms. You do not have to be ‘re-baptized’ in order to become a member of the United Methodist Church. We offer a renewal of baptism for any who desire to remember God’s grace offered to them at their initial baptism.
- We adhere to God’s Holy Word as supreme authority for our church.
- We affirm our United Methodist Christian beliefs and heritage by adhering to the United Methodist Discipline, our book of polity, social beliefs, and legal counsel for the matters of God’s blessings which we are entrusted.
- We belong to the Arkansas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, as we affirm our connectionalism in a greater network of mission and ministry to our state, country, and world.