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 and embrace. 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.

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 25:37-40)

37 Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for 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 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!
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