At UMCNL we hold to the primacy of Scripture, and acknowledge that reason, experience and tradition work with Scripture to help us understand God’s desires and purposes.
At UMCNL we believe that our faith is very personal, but is not intended to be private. We believe that the Gospel is to be lived out in the world in concrete ways. God has called all people to work for justice and to be good stewards of the earth. Jesus has commissioned his followers to make disciples of all people. As followers of Jesus Christ, we have a responsibility to change lives and to change the world.
To invite our neighbors to join with us in making a world of difference in Christ’s name.
Our Purpose Statement
You were planned for God’s pleasure.
You were formed for a family.
You were created to become like Christ.
You were shaped for service and made for a mission.
To be a community of people loving and serving God, growing as disciples of Jesus and sharing the New Life Jesus offers to all.
Invite and Extend welcome to all in our community;
Include and Encourage each other in our journeys as disciples of Christ;
Instruct and Empower people of all ages to understand, experience and
respond to God’s active presence in their lives;
Involve and Equip each other for meaningful experiences of serving
God in and beyond the church; and
Inspire and Respond in worship.