What We Believe

Our beliefs and values affect everything. We acknowledge the Bible as our authority and the following statements should help you understand and define who we are:

We believe that there is one sovereign God eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the Creator of all things. (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 3:16-17, John 1:1-2, Acts 2:32-33)

We believe that Jesus Christ, God’s only Son was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, died as a substitute for us, and rose from the grave. (Colossians 2:9, Luke 1:30-35 , 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 , 2 Corinthians 5:21)

We believe in the Holy Spirit who convicts the world in regard to sin, righteousness and judgment, and indwells every believer and equips them for personal growth and service to Jesus Christ. (John 16:8; Acts 2:38; Ephesians 1:13-14)

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

We believe that man, created by God in his image, willfully sinned and as a result, is lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23; Acts 4:12)

We believe that salvation – the forgiveness of sins – is available only by the grace of God through the blood of Jesus Christ. This free gift of salvation is offered to all who receive Christ as Lord and Savior through faith. (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9; Colossians 2:6; Acts 2:38)

We believe those accepting Christ should repent of sin, confess their faith, and be baptized.
(Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:36-38; Galatians 3:26-27)

We believe that death seals the eternal destiny of each person. When Christ returns he will pronounce the eternal fate of each individual-the saved to eternal life in heaven, the unsaved to eternal separation from God in hell. (Acts 1:10 -11, John 5:28-29; Daniel 12:2; 2 Corinthians 4:14)

Our Core Values

At Montverde United Methodist Church, we strive to be…

Relational.  We want to grow in faith and as a community of Christian believers. The most important thing in life is to love GOD and love PEOPLE.
Matthew 22:37-39.

Relevant. The MESSAGE doesn’t change, but the methods of COMMUNICATING it have to. The MISSION doesn’t change, but the means of fulfilling it have to.
Acts 16:22-23.

Real.To get RIGHT with God, you have to get REAL with God.
Heb. 4:13. Psalm 139.

Excellent.Anything we do for God is worth doing WELL.
Colossians 3:23.

Empowering.Membership is OWNERSHIP! Most growing is done by GOING.
1 Corinthians 12:27 . Ephesians 4:11,

Effective.Healthy things GROW We gauge our success by RESULTS, not activity.
John 15:5

Unified.In doctrine – UNITY, in opinions – liberty, and in all things – LOVE.
Ephesians 4:2-3 John 17:23