The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for
the transformation of the world. Christian disciples are followers and students who
devote their lives to becoming like Christ through study, worship, service, prayer,
and the ongoing work and power of the Holy Spirit. To make disciples, we reach out
and receive people; help them build a relationship with God; nurture and strengthen
them in the Christian faith; send them forth to live transformed and transforming
lives—to be the hands, heart, and mind of Christ for the world. Each local congregation
fulfills this mission in ways that make the best use of available human and material
resources and that best meet the needs of the community. All of this is possible
only by God’s grace, the love of Christ, and the power and company of the Holy Spirit.
Excerpts from The People of The United Methodist Church, Copyright ã2010 Cokesbury.
Used by permission.