WHAT WE BELIEVE
At Tuskawilla United Methodist Church we are committed to faith in God and faith with family as we Belong, Grow, and Serve together! We believe this commitment to our vision equips and strengthens us to fulfill the mission of The United Methodist Church: to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians, and we share the following basic affirmations:
Making disciples - is all about building relationships. Jesus did this by getting out into his community and meeting people along the way. Our process of disciple making comes from a Wesleyan understanding of grace.
Prevenient Grace - God's grace is with each one of us before we are even aware of it. We recognize this grace in baptizing babies, even before they are able to make a profession of faith on their own. God is constantly reaching out to meet us where we are through grace.
Justifying Grace - When a person accepts God's grace and becomes a follower of Jesus, the become converted into a new creation.
Sanctifying Grace - After making the decision to follow Jesus, we continue growing in the image of God. We engage in spiritual disciplines to grow in holiness. These actions are called "means of grace."
Christian Perfection - When our will is perfectly aligned with God's will and we love each person use as God loves them, this is known as Christian Perfection. While we find it difficult to imagine this state of perfect peace, our Wesleyan faith asks us to not only believe that it is possible, but to strive to grow in holiness of heart and life.
This is but a basic overview of our Christian beliefs as part of the United Methodist Church following the principles of John Wesley. For more information, please visit The United Methodist Church's website for a more detailed information on our Christian roots, Wesleyan heritage, Theology, Sacraments, Social principles and creed here:
WELCOMING YOU HOME WHERE WE:
Belong to Christ and his community of believers
Grow in knowledge and love of Christ
Serve Christ and our neighbors for the transformation of the world.
Matthew 28:19-20 NRSV
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”