What We Believe as United Methodist

Millbrook First United Methodist Church shares with all Christian churches the centrality and sufficiency of faith in Jesus Christ for salvation.  We affirm the central doctrines of orthodox Christianity as stated in the Apostles' Creed.  


We believe in the scriptures as contained in the Old and New Testaments and we believe that they contain all things necessary for salvation.  


Anyone who confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and who confesses that Jesus is the Son of God will feel comfortable in our church.   


We believe in other Christians.  We do not believe that we are the only church or the best church.  We believe that God works in all kinds of churches and we love to partner with others to share the Gospel. 


For more information on our beliefs, visit the UMC webpage: http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe .

Especially Important Parts of Our Faith


We believe in grace.  The founder of our movement, John Wesley, had a theology bathed in the grace of God.  He taught that God's grace is "prevenient" (we would say "proactive"), that God always loves us and pursues us first.  He taught that grace is justifying, that God accepts us and renews us entirely as a gift and not on the basis of anything we do.  He taught that grace is sanctifying, that God is never finished with us and is always helping us to grow in love and holiness.


We believe in mission.  We believe that the love of God can never be kept to ourselves, that we should always be reaching out to our neighbors in love and service.  We unite evangelical concern to preach the Gospel to our neighbors with a compassionate commitment to demonstrate the love of God in practical and tangible acts of service. 

Extravagant Love

We believe in loving God with our heart, mind, and strength.  We believe in engaging our minds and learning about the Bible and our faith, asking questions and seeking answers.  We believe in prayer and spiritual experience.  We believe in service.  We believe that these elements of the Christian life strengthen and reinforce each other rather than being in tension with each other.