Basics of Our Faith
Ardmore is part of the United Methodist denomination. The United Methodist Church is a 12.3 million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens minds, and opens doors through active engagement with our world. The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as "practical divinity" has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodists today.
We invite you to learn more about our rich theological heritage.
We believe that the goal of the church is not to make people more religious but to help people fall more in love with God, and therefore become more fully human.
We believe that we are called to reach out to our neighbors both locally and globally, and serve them in ways that make a difference.
We believe that spiritual practices like prayer, reading the Bible, participating in small groups, fasting, and tithing are vital to our faith.
We believe that this church is a movement and will continue to plant new sites to serve diverse neighborhoods in this city.
Our Core Values
Love God. Love one another.
Extend grace to the lost and broken.
Go outside the walls.
Follow what is written.