Our Motto

Connect

Grow

Serve

It is our DNA. It is who we are and how we do life and ministry. It is the discipleship process we believe all of our members should follow. You will see our motto in action with almost every process and step that we take.

You will hear it during our services, you will see it in our media, you will read about it in our publications, and you will hear about it in our hallways – it is what we believe will help us live out and mature in our Christian faith.

Our motto and mission go hand in hand.

We exist in the Kingdom of God to help people become spiritual disciples who, in turn, practice their discipleship beyond the walls of our church. Our mission statement reflects our approach to this transformative engagement: CONNECT. GROW. SERVE.

We seek connection with God, one another, and with all people. We want to experience growth in our faith, our relationships, and in the depth of our discipleship. This results in service not only to our church, but to our neighborhood, the community, and to the world.

Our Mission
Our Values

Christ-Centered Attitudes (John 1:1-4)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

Biblical Teaching Foundations (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Our Methodist Heritage (Romans 8:14-16)

14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

Missional Engagement (Matthew 25:42-43)

42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.

Relational Sensitivity (Galatians 3:28)

28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Transformed Lives (Matthew 28:18-20)

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Middletown United Methodist Church began in 1800 as one of the stops on a horseback-riding circuit preacher’s route to hold church meetings in various communities. We are proud, not only of our local heritage, but of our Methodist/Wesleyan roots as well. For more info about our denomination and its founder, John Wesley, click on the links below.

Our Christian Roots     Our Wesleyan Heritage     Theological Guidelines
Our History
Meet Our Staff
Our church is blessed with a talented team of ministers and staff
who are called to do God’s work. Feel free to reach out with any
questions or concerns you might have. We can’t wait to meet you!