What’s a Wesleyan?


Well . . .

Like the Baptists, we call people to repentance and encourage new believers to testify to their new life in Christ through public baptism.

Like the Presbyterians, we believe in the power of preaching the Word of God to bring about changes in people's lives.

Like the Lutherans, we believe in salvation through Jesus Christ on the authority of Scripture, in salvation by faith and in salvation as a gift of God's grace.

Like Catholics, we believe in the seriousness of sin and our need of a Savior.

Like the Pentecostals or Charismatics, we believe in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Like the pietistic groups (Quakers, Moravians or Mennonites), we believe in living a careful life that preserves and presents the testimony of Jesus.
 
Like the Methodists, we grew out of John Wesley's revival movement in the 1700s and 1800s and identify with Wesley's emphasis on honoring God through holiness.

At the core, we are a warm and friendly group of people who try, with God's help, to live the kind of life that brings honor to Him. We look to the Bible as our primary source for direction in our worship and our lifestyles.

We are life-centered in our teaching and sensitive to the needs and concerns of others. We give people the opportunity to put their faith into practice through community involvement and service. We are humbled and honored to take our place among the many who are called Christians; the followers of Jesus.

We are grateful recipients of grace and we invite you to discover God’s welcoming grace with us.