Westhampton United Methodist Church

 

June 2005

 

Mission Initiatives

 

Evangelism (Matthew 28:16-20)

 

††††††††† Promote programs with community appeal (i.e. music, festivals, debates, movies) with the goal of promoting the message of Jesus Christ as Lord, Savior, and Creator.

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Fellowship(1 John 1:6-7)

 

††††††††† We believe in loving, caring, and supporting each other in our daily Christian walk.The methods of fellowship are limitless as we strive to meet the needs of others.

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Missions(Matthew 19:21, Luke 14:13)

 

††††††††† Foster a missions program geared to the community in which we dwell while not forgetting the national and international communities of which we are a part.To tithe (10%) our church budget to missions.

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Preaching / Teaching(2 Timothy 3:16, Mark 16:15)

 

         Believing the Bible to be the inspired and inerrant Word of God, we proclaim Bible based principles and their relevance to our daily lives through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Prayer(Luke 11:2-4, 1 Thessalonians 5:17)

 

††††††††† Prayer is the foundation for every program in our church.In addition, prayer is worthy in and of itself as a program (i.e. Saturday night prayer, prayer & healing training).God hears and answers prayer.

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Service(Matthew 25:31-46)

 

††††††††† Make it a goal to find within our own fellowship and our community, acts of God inspired service which we can perform to further Godís kingdom (e.g. thrift store, food pantry, help to single parents, coffee house).

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Small Groups(Matthew 28:19-20)

 

††††††††† We desire to grow in our Christian walk and in the knowledge of God.We believe it essential that every person be a member of a small group (e.g. Bible study, Promise Keepers, prayer group).A critical function of every group is to lovingly call each other to accountability to God and to His Word.

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Stewardship(Leviticus 27:30, Ephesians 5:2, Mathew 23:23)

 

††††††††† We believe in honoring God through Biblical tithing and the giving of our time, talents, and resources.All these are a gift from God to be used for His glory.

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Worship(John 4:23-24)

 

††††††††† To joyfully come to praise God, proclaim His Word, and meet him in prayer.We embrace a variety of music and acts of praise & worship, all of which glorify God.

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Youth (Mark 10:14-15)

 

††††††††† To establish a broader based youth program which includes a youth pastor.We want our program to reach out to both our youth and the youth of our community.

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