Beliefs

 

The calling of the Methodist Church as part of the whole Church of God is to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission.

Worship in the Methodist Church is expressed in many ways. In worship, the Church:

  • Gives praise to God in Christ through the Spirit.

  • Opens itself to God's transforming love.

  • Receives and reflects on the gospel of God's ways in the world.

Methodism endorses many dimensions and methods of Christian mission. In particular it affirms that mission includes:

  • Telling the good news of Jesus.

  • Calling people to faith in Jesus Christ and to Christian discipleship.

  • Caring for individual people and communities.

  • Sharing the task of education and social and spiritual development

  • Struggling for a just world.

  • Being alongside the poor.

  • Being in dialogue with people of different cultures and faiths.

  • Caring for the earth.

  • Building partnerships with other churches and other groups who share some of our mission aims.

 

Our Church Mission Statement

"The members of Stamford Methodist Church through worship, fellowship and mission, aim to know and serve Christ and make his love known to all".

How will we achieve this?

  • To encourage all members in collective worship, prayer, bible study and fellowship groups

  • To ensure all are welcomed, valued and their gifts / talents used and appreciated

  • To encourage and support the youth workers and young people within the life of the Church

  • To continue to work with other local Churches and support the world wide Church

  • To raise the profile of the Church by a 7 day open door policy and meeting the needs of the community

  • To review these aims and regularly consult together on setting annual targets

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