New To Our Church
The purpose of Jefferson United Methodist is “to make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
Our vision is to honor Christ’s command to go into our community and make disciples, by accepting all, affirming all, and transforming all into the likeness of Jesus Christ.
To effectively accomplish this we shall:
Create clear pathways to a radiant life of faith, hope, and love rooted in Christ and the local church;
Use our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness in ministry to others;
Initiate relationships and build friendships with others where, and as, they are;
Connect and involve our church within the fabric of the greater community.
This shall be accomplished through faithful devotion as led by the Holy Spirit.
What to Expect
If you plan to visit us here are some things you can expect:
- A warm and welcoming environment in which to worship and fellowship
- A traditional service at 8:30 am with music provided by our Chancel Choir accompanied by a pipe organ and baby grand piano
- A contemporary service at 11 am (10:30 am May through September) with music provided by our praise band and vocalists
- Sunday School at 9:50 am (September through May) for Pre-K to adults
- Nursery for infants through first grade with vetted attendant
- Plenty of parking with handicap designated spaces
- 2 designated entrances – all handicap accessible
- An interior ramp leading into the sanctuary
- Hearing Loop for hearing aid users
- Air conditioning
What We Believe
We believe the scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments are the inspired word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) We believe the Holy Spirit guided and directed human authors to create God’s written means of communication with us, which reveals God’s love and plan to be in relationship with all of humanity. The Bible is God’s blueprint for living the Christian life and is our primary source for faith and practice.
We believe in one God, who exists in three distinct persons…the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each person of the Trinity is equally the one God in being, essence, character, power and eternal qualities.
We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Savior who came to earth in the flesh to reveal God to humans and to restore all of fallen humanity to a personal relationship with God. We believe Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary; he is both fully human and fully God. Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life and embodies the truth about God and the Truth of God. Jesus willingly died on the cross to demonstrate God’s love for sinful humans and to provide salvation for all humanity. His sacrifice in our place provides all humans the means to be reconnected with their loving Creator. We believe in the physical resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Jesus ascended into heaven, where he rules as our Lord (absolute authority) and advocate. Jesus will return to earth in the future to establish God’s perfect peace and justice for all time.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the divine personhood of the Holy Spirit as an equal part of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit is God present, living within each follower to empower a life that reflects the lifestyle, values and character of Jesus. The Holy Spirit is the change agent in the lives of Jesus’ followers, illuminating God’s word for understanding and application in the life of each. The Spirit is involved in progressively transforming each follower into the image of Christ, and is actively working within the Christian community and world at large to bring about God’s plan of redemption for all people and all creation.
We believe the Church (also known as the Body or Bride of Christ in scripture) is a spiritual organism made up of all those in a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ, who are called to live in fellowship and worship together. We believe in the priesthood of all believers: everyone in relationship with Christ is gifted, empowered and called to serve within God’s mission to reach the world. The Church is God’s vehicle on earth to bring about God’s justice and mercy for all people.