What We Believe

United Methodists affirm the faith shared by all Christians, with particular emphasis on God's grace and Christian living. To learn more about the beliefs of the United Methodist Church, click here.

Damascus UMC Core Beliefs

Values

"We are called to act with justice, love tenderly, serve others, and to walk humbly with God."

Heritage, Sacramental Living, Welcoming, Accepting, Inviting, Spiritual Formation, Spirit-led, Empowered to Act/Social Justice

Scriptural Focus and Inspiration

Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

Phillipians 2:5-8 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but rather, emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love.

Matthew 28:18-19, The Great Commission: "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

1 Peter 4:10 God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

 

Mission Statement

Devoted Servants, Drawn to Jesus, Dedicated to Making Disciples

Devoted Servants: Joyfully obedient servants of Christ who are passionate about helping all of God's children through our mission and outreach. We are committed to serving God in all that we do at DUMC. Through the gifts that God has bestowed upon us, we are committed to helping others find 'abundant life.'

Drawn to Jesus:  Out of love and devotion, we are drawn to be near to and one with Jesus Christ, praying that we can walk with Him in our daily lives and learn to be more like Him. We are drawn to Him through our worship, music, fellowship, mission, ministries, prayer, and our love in all things.

Dedicated to making Disciples:  Understanding that loving God and serving others is only part of what we are called to do, we are also obligated to arm our fellow sisters and brothers with an understanding of Christ's teaching so they too, can fish, and teach others in order to transform the world.

 

Vision Statement - God's Vision for Damascus UMC

We are Damascus United Methodist Church! We are faithful to our rich heritage as United Methodists and to John Wesley's vision of bringing people together, encouraging them to grow in Christ, and having impact on this world by seeking justice and peace for all of God's children. We are committed in our desire to grow our understanding of what it means to be, and act as, a Christian, now and in the future.

Keys to the Vision:

  • Creating a community that is welcoming, accepting, and inviting
  • Focusing on Spiritual growth and development
  • Empowering people to action and service