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What We Believe

We are a neighborhood church committed to gathering people together, growing them closer to God, and giving back to our community.

OUR VALUES

We value passionate worship, relevant preaching, small groups to hold Christians accountable to one another, and serving those who are in need. We value the spiritual disciplines and take a “methodical” approach to growing in the faith.

As United Methodists, we value the full participation of women and men, people of all backgrounds in every facet of fellowship and leadership within the church and society. We believe that there is no one whose life disqualifies him or her from beginning to follow Jesus; we also believe that there is no part of our lives that Jesus isn’t asking us to turn over to Him.

OUR HERITAGE

The Grove Church is part of the larger United Methodist denomination. United Methodists share a common heritage with other Christians and hold to all the historic elements of the Christian faith.

From the beginning of the Methodist movement, we were known as “reasonable enthusiasts,” those who are both emotionally and intellectually engaged. We have a passionate faith with strong convictions, but we also recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion. We are “people of the Book” and hold the Bible to be divinely inspired. We are committed to live by its words but recognize that the Bible was written by people who heard God in the light of their own cultural and historical circumstances. As such, we use scholarship and scriptural study carefully in our engagement with God’s Word.