WHAT WE BELIEVE
Canton First United Methodist Church exists to Make and Grow Disciples who then go out to Make and Grow Disciples.
Our Core Values
To Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.
We exist so that people will...
Know the Heart of God through passionate Worship,
Grow in the Grace of God through intentional Small Group Discipleship, and
Show the Love of God through compassionate Mission and Evangelism.
We Believe In
One God - Creator and Sustainer of all things who exists eternally in Three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. - Matthew 28:19
The Bible - God's divinely inspired, authoritative Word is contained in the Old and New Testaments. The Holy Spirit preserves God's matchless Word and through it speaks God's eternal truth. - 2 Timothy 3: 16-17
Humankind - Human beings are created in the image of God. Though this image was marred by Adam and Eve's disobedience, we are offered a right relationship with God through personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
Jesus Christ - God's eternal Son, born of the Virgin Mary, who suffered, died, and rose from the dead on the third day. He is now seated in glory at the right hand of God the Father. Philippians 2:5-11
Justification - God justifies (makes right) all who trust in Jesus as personal Savior and Lord. Through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we can begin to live in holiness (purity). Romans 3: 21-26
Sanctification - God calls us and enables us, through the Holy Spirit, to have a whole-hearted love for God and others.
For more information about the United Methodist Church beliefs, visit the United Methodist Church website.