St. Peter's United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Grow - Praise - Serve
 
Our Mission
 
Making  disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
 
 
 
Our Vision & Logo
 
Grow - Praise - Serve
 
     Our church logo shapes Our Vision and acts as our spiritual G.P.S.   It expresses our desire to Grow as followers of Jesus, our commitment to Praise God through relevant and inspirational worship, as well as our intention to walk in our Lord's footsteps through humble Service .  
 
 

          John Wesley believed that the living core of the Christian faith was revealed in Scripture, illumined by tradition, vivified in personal experience, and confirmed by reason. United Methodists today follow four main guidelines that help us understand our faith. Scripture, Tradition, Experience, & Reason:

          Scripture - United Methodists share with other Christians the conviction that Scripture is the primary source and criterion for Christian doctrine. Through Scripture the living Christ meets us in the experience of redeeming grace. We are convinced that Jesus Christ is the living Word of God in our midst whom we trust in life and death.

 

          Tradition - The story of the church reflects the most basic sense of tradition, the continuing activity of God's Spirit transforming human life. Tradition is the history of that continuing environment of grace in and by which all Christians live, God's self-giving love in Jesus Christ. As such, tradition transcends the story of particular traditions.

 

      Experience - Some facets of human experience tax our theological understanding. Many of God's people live in terror, hunger, loneliness, and degradation. Everyday experiences of birth and death, of growth and life in the created world, and an awareness of wider social relations also belong to serious theological reflection. A new awareness of such experiences can inform our appropriation of scriptural truths and sharpen our appreciation of the good news of the kingdom of God.

 

          Reason - Although we recognize that God’s revelation and our experiences of God’s grace continually surpass the scope of human language and reason, we also believe that any disciplined theological work calls for the careful use of reason. By reason we read and interpret Scripture. By reason we determine whether our Christian witness is clear. By reason we ask questions of faith and seek to understand God’s action and will.

 

We Value Practical Christianity

Living the United Methodist Way
 
 
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Three Simple Rule of the Christian Life
 
I promise to do no harm to anyone;  And to do all the good I can as far as possible to all people;  and to stay in love with God.