Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church seeks to be a community of disciples making disciples who have been claimed by grace, claim the faith revealed in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, are committed to continual spiritual growth, and are loving servants guiding others to grace. It is important that we know our task, understand our goal and be committed to our calling. Together, we can run with perseverance the race that is set out before us. (Hebrews 12:1)
Values for a Race
Racers embody the following gospel values:Seeking: racers seek union with God through an active prayer life (I Thes. 5:17)Studying: racers study God’s word to learn and grow (2 Tim. 3:16-17)Giving: racers support the work of God with their prayers, their presence, their gifts, their service, and their witness. (Matt 10:8)Encouraging: racers encourage one another by building Christian relationships (Heb. 10:24-25)Serving: racers are loving servants caring for the real needs people have. (James 2:14-18)Guiding: racers guide others to grace so that all will know Christ (Col. 2:2-3)Modeling: racers model Christian behavior and attitudes to the world (I Thes. 1:7)Engaging: racers engage the whole of society to do justice (Micah 6:8)
It is the mission of the church and its ministry teams to empower the Body of Christ to embrace and reflect these values.