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What We Believe

We believe that commitment to faith in Jesus isn’t a final destination; it’s the start of a journey, and the subsequent life of faith is about God’s gracious work to transform us.

We believe that being a Christian means living like Jesus. We view our choices, actions, and beliefs through the lens of our faith.

We believe that there is no one whose life disqualifies him or her from following Jesus; we also believe that there is no part of our lives that Jesus isn’t asking us to surrender.

We believe the church is not a building or a service; it's people living out their faith in the world.

What It Means to Be Methodist

The Grove is a United Methodist congregation. United Methodists are part of the larger Christian faith and affirm all of the historic beliefs of the faith as articulated in the historic creeds of the church. We affirm the God of Israel who has been decisively revealed in Jesus of Nazareth and continues to be present and at work in our lives in the form of the Holy Spirit. This understanding of God is known as the Trinity. We believe that God has been revealed through the Bible. To read more about the history of the Methodist movement and about our founder, John Wesley, click here.