What We Believe

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As Christ’s church, we believe that our individual lives and our church community should reflect a commitment to 5 practices of fruitful Christian living.

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations describes practices that shape and sustain congregations.  Vibrant, growing, fruitful congregations repeat and deepen certain fundamental activities, seeking to perform them with excellence:  Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity.  These edgy words focus us on the appropriate work that helps us fulfill the mission of church.  Congregations offer the invitation and welcome of Christ, provide worship that connects us to God and to one another, offer opportunities for people to grow in Christ by learning in community, relieve suffering and improve the conditions of people in need through service and mission, and teach people to give of themselves.

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As a United Methodist Church, we are connectional and are united in serving others throughout the world. For more information about the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, please visit; www.flumc.org

For more information about the beliefs and ministry of The United Methodist Church please visit; www.umc.org

 

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