What We Believe

First umc's mission


Our Mission: 

In the Great Commission, Jesus sent his disciples forth (Matthew 28:19-20):

To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 

First Umc's vision

Our Vision:

Believing.  Our faith is inspired through worship & study as we seek to understand God, Christ & Spirit.  We then live out our faith in meaningful ways.

Belonging.  We belong to the Family of God and the Body of Christ, and we engage in small groups for spiritual growth and fellowship.  

Becoming.  We desire to become disciples of Jesus Christ to make a difference.  

(Vision Team, 2019)

first umc's PURPOSE & core values

Our Purpose:  

To represent God

by helping people

to grow in faith & understanding, 

to grow in friendship & unity of spirit, 

to grow in service & stewardship, and

to grow in caring & love.

Our Core Values:


Jesus Christ

Holy Spirit

Sacred Worth







Social Holiness

Personal Piety



Jesus inspired his disciples to "love God and to love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22: 37-40).  Ministering to others through missions and service is a primary goal of the Christian's life journey.  Turns out Jesus means our "neighbors" are not only here in Columbus, yet as John Wesley said it best "the world is my parish." Christ inspires us in our mission and ministry every day!