OUR VISION
Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church
(Revised August 2019)
 
We envision our church as a place to belong, a place to believe, and a place to become.
 
SHUMC is:                                                     A PLACE TO BELONG:
  • Our welcoming statement (below) declares our intention that all persons be able to find a place of belonging in our community of faith. We invite, welcome, and make room in our hearts and life together for persons to discover the fullness of Jesus’ transforming love.
  • We are committed to the celebration of life and health as a gift.
  • We are a caring community, providing fellowship, support, comfort, and practical help for those suffering grief, loss, loneliness, or hardship.

SHUMC is:                                                     A PLACE TO BELIEVE:

  • We take the Bible seriously, as the primary source and guide for living faithfully, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
  • We are a community focused on prayer, praise, worship, and ongoing spiritual formation.
  • We embrace our Wesleyan heritage, centered in grace and personal piety and made visible in our efforts to serve and mend the world.

     

SHUMC is:                                                      A PLACE TO BECOME:

  • We are committed to leading all persons who call SHUMC home to become more deeply committed followers of Jesus.
  • We provide ongoing and varied classes and small group opportunities to deepen our faith and understanding of God’s love; to strengthen our relationship with Christ, and to train us for our ministry of witness in the world.
  • We provide many opportunities for service, both within the church and out in the world, living out Christ’s example by giving ourselves away for the sake of others.
 
SHUMC MISSION STATEMENT:
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our communities and the world.
 
CORE VALUES:
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
 
WELCOMING STATEMENT:
 
Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church affirms the teachings of Jesus Christ
by welcoming all of God’s children regardless of race, age, gender, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental ability, ethnic background, socioeconomics status,
or any other factor that might separate us from each other.
All are invited to join our shared journey of faith
and participate fully in the life of our church.