What we Believe

Our mission

is to make disciples for Christ and share God’s grace in our community.

Kyle United Methodist Church is a community steeped in tradition and Christian love. Our congregation has been worshiping in our sanctuary since 1880, and was actually established before the City of Kyle!

OUR VALUES

Grace, the unlimited, unearned love of God, is at the heart of our belief system. We believe that this love comes from God, our creator, who seeks relationship with us. We believe it was manifest in Jesus Christ, who as fully human and fully God reconciled broken humanity, and so we seek to study and follow his ways. We believe that grace is experienced as the Holy Spirit, God poured out on all people, allowing us to grow in love. The Apostle’s Creed expresses our core beliefs as Christians.

The United Methodist Church was founded by John Wesley as a movement to spread holiness in heart and life, and so we value not just personal devotion to God, but also social holiness, and we live that out by active work in the community to help those in need and to work for justice.

OUR COMMITMENT TO INCLUSION

The Worldwide United Methodist Church has been in much-publicized disagreement about marriage, ordination, and inclusion of LGBT persons. While this is ongoing, Kyle United Methodist Church has for some time been committed to being a safe, welcoming place for all people. We welcome questions, doubt, and open conversations and believe that the Holy Spirit will teach us all things. As Christians, we believe that we are one in the Spirit, and so we are committed to racial reconciliation, the full participation of both women and men, and peace among all people.

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Who We Are as United Methodists

What we Believe as United Methodists

The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died, and was buried. He descended to the dead; on the third day He arose again and ascended into Heaven, where he sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

(In this usage, the word “catholic” means universal.)

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