What We Believe
New Town United Methodist Church's beliefs are in harmony with the Doctrinal Standards of the United Methodist Church. We are disciples of Jesus Christ in the historical company of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. Wesleyan theology has been summarized in this way:
*Read the Doctrinal Standards of the United Methodist Church through this link.
Expressed: We are convinced that God has not left us to the meager guidance of our own reason, but has revealed absolute Truth in Scripture as the authoritative Word of God for us to believe and live out. Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
Expressed: Recognizing that the life of a maturing Christian requires a dedication to spiritual growth, we are committed to personal devotion, small groups, transparency with one another, and the application of Biblical truth so that we may become more Christ-like in character.
Scripture: Colossians 1:9b-12 (NIV)
Expressed: For the sake of our witness for Christ, we will hold ourselves and one another accountable to be consistent with a Biblical standard of ethics and morality by continually pursuing holiness of heart and life.
Scripture: Proverbs 11:3 (NIV)
Expressed: We are committed to loving one another with Christ’s love. We will welcome the stranger, love others unconditionally, and value relationships and unity in the body of Christ.
Scripture: John 13:34-35 (NIV)
Expressed: We will make the gospel fully known, wherever God calls us, through service to all people by word, deed, signs and wonders in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Scripture: Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)
Expressed: We are a church devoted to passionate prayer so that we may glorify God, come to know Him better, and enjoy the benefits of His presence, power, and provision.
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
Expressed: We are committed to ministries that redeem lives and relationships. It is the freely given, unearned grace of Jesus Christ that redeems and restores all who call on His name as Lord and Savior. Scripture: Romans 3:22-24 (NIV)
Expressed: God alone is worthy of our worship. We will worship Him in spirit and in truth, both as the body of Christ and as individuals. Out of our great love for God, we will present ourselves every day as living sacrifices to our Lord and Savior.
Scripture: Romans 12:1 (NIV)