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The Mission

The Mission

The mission of the Warwood – Short Creek United Methodist Church Charge is to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

The mission of “The Church” is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by proclaiming the good news of God’s grace and by exemplifying Jesus’ command to love God and neighbor, thus seeking the fulfillment of God’s reign and realm in the world. The fulfillment of God’s reign and realm in the world is the vision Scripture holds before [all Christians].

SCRIPTURAL BASIS FOR “THE CHURCH’S” MISSION

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the
name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching
them to obey everything that I have commanded you.”
Matthew 28:19-20

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind •••• And you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37, 39

The Vision

The Vision

  1. Proclaim the gospel, seek, welcome and gather persons into the body of Christ.
  2. Lead persons to commit their lives to God through baptism by water and the spirit and profession of faith in Jesus Christ.
  3. Nurture persons in Christian living through worship, the sacraments, spiritual disciplines and other means of grace.
  4. Send persons into the world to live lovingly and justly as servants of Christ by healing the sick, feeding the hungry, caring for the stranger, freeing the oppressed, being and becoming a
    compassionate, caring presence and working to develop social structures that are consistent with the Gospel.
  5. Continue the mission of seeking, welcoming and gathering persons into the community of the body of Christ.
Vision Statement

Vision Statement

We are the Warwood – Short Creek United Methodist Church Charge. We are faithful to our rich heritage as United Methodists and to John Wesley’s vision of bringing people together, encouraging them to grow in Christ, and having impact on this world by seeking justice and peace for all of God’s children. We are committed in our desire to grow our understanding of what it means to be, and act as a Christian, now and in the future. We will work to accomplish this vision by:

Radical Hospitality
We work to provide a community that is accepting, inviting, hospitable and welcoming to all who enter our doors.

Passionate Worship
We envision a community alive with worship, music, fellowship, praise and prayer to God and know people will find this a place to call home during their journey from life’s sunrise to sunset.

Bold Stewardship
As Christians called to carry on the work of Jesus Christ, we are committed to initiating and supporting efforts to bring justice and peace to all of God’s children.

Transformational Spiritual Growth
We are humble servants, who out of love and devotion, are drawn to be one with Jesus Christ and one with each other. We understand that loving God means loving our sisters and brothers as well as equipping them with compassion, joy, understanding, resources, passion and
God’s Word for making disciples in our community and our world.

Spirit-empowered Nurture and Mission
We envision ministries driven by our love of Christ that serve the needs of our brothers and sisters, the community in which we live, our world to which we are connected and all that we do. We believe that as servants of Jesus Christ we can change the world through bold
actions, diverse ministries, practical teaching, and a desire to right social injustices.

The Mission, Vision and Ministry Statement of the Warwood – Short Creek United Methodist Church Charge was adopted by the PPR Committee February 19, 2013.

The Mission Vision and Ministry Statement will be used by the PPR Committee to set goals and objectives and personnel evaluations for the Warwood-Short Creek United Methodist Church Charge. Addionally, the adopted Mission, Vision and Ministry Statement may be used by the Warwood United Methodist Church committees to assist in their decision-making process.

Example-Transformational Spiritual Growth

Example — Transformational Spiritual Growth

We are humble servants, who out of love and devotion, are drawn to be one with Jesus Christ and one with each other. We understand that loving God means loving our sisters and brothers as well as equipping them with compassion, joy, understanding, resources, passion and

God’s Word for making disciples in our community and our world.

  1. Through our Christian education, we will infuse our congregation with love, joy, passion and God’s Word. We will have our roots planted deep within the soil of the Word to be strong in a secular world.
  2. Our passion for growing disciples means Christian education is the foundation for all that we do. Our Christian education includes: children’s church; pre-school, youth,
    and adult Sunday School classes; confirmation class; and various short-term and long-term Bible studies.
  3. Christian music is the foundation for transformational spiritual growth. The children’s choir and the adult choir provides a spiritual symphony in the sanctuary that inspires all in attendance to passionately praise God.
  4. We are all ministers. Our laity and pastor teach and preach side by side through the children’s sermon, Lay speakers and readers, acolytes, ushers, technicians and the
    members of the Worship Team.
  5. We believe teaching and transformation are not limited to the four walls of the Church. We see teaching and spiritual formation when we’re improving living conditions, changing hearts, and touching communities – the House of the Carpenter, Thanksgiving and Easter food baskets and Vacation Bible School just to name of few.