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Our mission is Meeting, Maturing and Moving in love for the building of God’s kingdom.

Maturing in faith is a process, it doesn’t happen immediately after you accept Jesus into your life.  Maturity is a growing in faith & understanding by living with God and each other in community.

The Path of maturity at First UMC:

  1. First Steps Class with the pastor.  Learn about what it means to give your life to Jesus and live for Him

  2. Life Groups – depending on where you are there are groups for specific interests such as Griefshare, couples groups, women’s and men’s groups and groups for kids of all ages.  

  3. Leadership development

    1. Disciple Bible Study – a journey through the entire Bible grounds you in God’s word

    2. Lay Servants –   know the UMC better and discern your spiritual gifts.  Usually a Friday-Saturday or online

    3. Lay Speakers – Do you feel called to give your testimony or to preach?  This course will help you develop your speaking skills and certify you to fill in for the pastor here or at other UMC churches

    4. Lay Ministers – School for Lay Ministry is 3 weekends a year for 3 years.  Each weekend is focused on a topic in church life such as missions, church administration, preaching, prayer and spirituality etc.