The heart of our church is expressed in the engraving on our cornerstone, “To Know Jesus and Make Him Known.” For more than 50 years, our congregation has been at work in our community to bring the light of Jesus Christ. As a United Methodist Church, we are part of an expanding global network of churches that share a vision for the transformation of our world. Our theology is in keeping with the core beliefs of Christians throughout the ages, and our hope is for the redemption of all humanity and the celebration of life together as one family of God.
We are a community of followers of Jesus Christ who know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
WELCOME, value, and accept people from all backgrounds
CARE for one another in mutual love
GROW together in our ability to respond to God’s Word
SERVE as Christ’s representatives in the world
AS A MISSIONAL CHURCH, HEMPFIELD UMC IS:
The Kingdom is God’s worldwide initiative to restore humanity to life as God intended and the Church was formed in order for us to corporately serve as agents of the Kingdom. In the Bible, Jesus spoke of the Kingdom more than 80 times; he spoke of the Church only 3 times. Refreshing our perspective enables us to bring new energy and focus to carrying the Kingdom into the lives of the people around us.
ROOTED IN BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS
Jesus spent a majority of his time with a few disciples whom he trained to live according to the values and principles of the Kingdom. He then sent them out into the world to build the Kingdom by investing in others. This should be our purpose as well: to invest in the lives of others, whether they are members of our family, our church, or the larger community.
CARRYING THE KINGDOM INTO OUR COMMUNITY
Jesus did not wait for people to come to him; he took the initiative! Jesus travelled from town to town, healing the sick, teaching about the Kingdom, and calling people to a new way of living. We must follow his example and find new ways of bringing the Kingdom into our community for the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of others.