The United Methodist Church is a global denomination with more than 12 million members. As part of that connection, we are a mission-oriented church that actively engages the world around us. Methodism's founder, John Wesley, placed an emphasis on what he called "practical divinity" (putting faith and love into action) and that priority continues to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
The mission of the United Methodist Church is "to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." At Arnold Mills UMC, we believe that we accomplish this through the ministries of witness, nurture, and outreach. We strive to be invitational, hospitable, accepting, and inclusive. We seek to create a safe and supportive community for persons of all ages, enabling them to grow in their experience and understanding of God and of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. And we endeavor to be concerned about and responsive to needs beyond the doors of the church, locally and around the world.
We take seriously "our theological task" - the ongoing effort of reflecting on our faith through the lenses of scripture, tradition, experience and reason. Such reflections assist us in interpreting the Bible for our contemporary context and provide guidance for moral questions and dilemmas faced in our daily living.