Jarrettown United Methodist Church’s vision is to take leadership in a world-wide movement of Christians committed to:
- Introducing Christ in understandable ways to every person.
- Assisting every spiritual seeker to become a committed believer in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
- Empowering every believer to be a witness and to do ministry by recognizing and employing each person’s spiritual gifts.
- Incorporating every believer in small groups for nurture, accountability, support, and mission.
- Gathering believers for worship in which every one can express his or her love to God.
- Serving our community and world by pursuing God’s will for wholeness, justice, and peace.
We value Scripture as our guiding authority for what we believe and how we live.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16
We value a life of Trust in God, directed by the Spirit, nurtured in prayer.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
We value Worship as the life giving, joy filled, gathering of the people of God.
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.” Hebrews 12:28
We value the intimate daily Relationship with God which is nurtured by prayer, the daily reading of scripture, and the life of humble service.
“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.” Ephesians 2:19-22
We value the Inclusive nature of God’s love, and welcome all children, youth, and adults into active participation in Christ’s Church.
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:28-29
We value our Fellowship in Christ’s family and seek to provide encouragement for one another.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25
We value each individual and believe Christians should treat others with Respect, patiently recognizing God is at work in every life and God’s Spirit may speak through any person.
“In your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” I Peter 3:15
We value the Moral and Ethical standards which God has established in the Scripture.
“The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.” Proverbs 21:8
We value Giving out of our love for God.
“But just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.” II Corinthians 8:7
We value Excellence in all we do as individuals and as a church.
“Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.” Corinthians 14:12