First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Our Mission, Vision and Core Values
As a family of believers at First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, we are held together by the love of our Heavenly Father expressed through the life of his son Jesus Christ. As such we hold steadfastly to the following Core Values as taught by him and expressed in the acrostic CHRIST:
Commitment: This congregation, both corporately and individually, believes that to demonstrate true commitment to Jesus Christ, we participate in Bible study, prayer, worship and faithful stewardship of our gifts and talents.
Deuteronomy 6:5 – "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength."
Hope: We have faith that the salvation offered through Jesus Christ is the only hope for the world.
Romans 15:13 – "May the God of all hope fill you with joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Relationship: We pursue time with Jesus personally and with others through prayer groups, Bible study groups, community outreach, sharing Communion, the Sacrament of Baptism, and fellowship together.
Acts 2:42 – "And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers."
Integrity: We conduct ourselves with integrity both within our church and within our community such that we will be recognized as children of God.
Titus 2:7-8 – "Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech…"
Service: We serve our community with care and compassion, meeting the physical and spiritual needs of our brothers and sisters and carrying the word of God to all those we meet.
Matthew 25:40 - "…whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."
Thankfulness: We express our thankfulness to God through prayer, praise, worship, and the giving of ourselves and our offerings to Him, bringing honor and glory to Jesus Christ.
Colossians 3:17 – "And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."
As a church built on the foundation of Christ, we believe these values are the underpinning of our community, our service and love for one another and provide us with guidance and purpose in our daily lives thus supporting the Mission and Vision of First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill.
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