“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
These words from the Gospel of Matthew are the foundation of our beliefs at Franklin First United Methodist Church. We believe that welcoming all persons into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is our highest purpose. Eternal salvation comes through Jesus Christ who offers His love, grace, and forgiveness to all. This means that whoever you are, regardless of race, color, age, national origin, status, or economic condition, you are welcome at First Church.
As United Methodists, we believe that God is constantly calling us into a more committed relationship with Jesus Christ, no matter where we are on our spiritual journeys. We are a church that touches hearts and extends minds. We are a church that accepts people as they are, and yet we challenge each other to be better. We are a church that worships together, grows together and serves together in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ.
We are a church that proclaims the gospel with enthusiasm and passion. We are a worldwide church, part of a larger Body of Christ that extends to all parts of the world.
We are an open church. We believe that Christ welcomes all persons and that as His disciples, we are called to do the same. Jesus Christ is at the heart of everything we do.
We are a church with a family spirit. This family spirit enables us to be there for each other in our joys and sorrows throughout our lives.
We believe in building the Kingdom of God, one person at a time. It is our belief that the Kingdom of God will be built by welcoming all persons into the fellowship of the church, nurturing their relationship with Jesus Christ, and then commissioning them into service for Christ into the world.
If you are searching for something to believe in or belong to, you are not alone. Our hearts, minds, and doors are open to you.
If you are searching for Jesus Christ, you have come to the right place!
Learn more about what this church and the global United Methodist Church believes. http://www.umc.org/who-we-are