“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and all your strength” and to “Love your neighbor as yourself”. Discipleship challenges us to fulfill these in how we live our lives. We believe that if we truly follow through on these 6 things, then we will be in the best position possible to fulfill those two commandments AND to fulfill the great commission “To go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit”.
John Wesley believed that the living core of the Christian faith was revealed in Scripture, illumined by tradition, vivified in personal experience, and confirmed by reason.
Doctrinal Standards and Our Theological Task
United Methodists profess the historic Christian faith in God, incarnate in Jesus Christ for our salvation and ever at work in human history in the Holy Spirit. Living in a covenant of grace under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we participate in the first fruits of God's coming reign and pray in hope for its full realization on earth as in heaven.
DISCIPLESHIP: We believe that disciples exhibit several core qualities or “Marks of Discipleship”. These are:
1) Daily Prayer 2) Weekly Worship 3)Daily Bible Reading
4) Service in and beyond the church 5)Engage in spiritual friendships
6) Give of your time, talent, and resources
The Ministry of All Christians
The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs.
The United Methodist Church has a long history of concern for social justice. Its members have often taken forthright positions on controversial issues involving Christian principles. Early Methodists expressed their opposition to the slave trade, to smuggling, and to the cruel treatment of prisoners.
The Social Principles are a prayerful and thoughtful effort on the part of the General Conference to speak to the human issues in the contemporary world from a sound biblical and theological foundation as historically demonstrated in United Methodist traditions. They are a call to faithfulness and are intended to be instructive and persuasive in the best of the prophetic spirit; however, they are not church law. The Social Principles are a call to all members of The United Methodist Church to a prayerful, studied dialogue of faith and practice.
The fundamental way we fulfill our mission is to reach out to people in the name of Jesus Christ, to relate people to God, to nurture and strengthen them in their journey of discipleship, and to send them into the world to be the church--inviting and receiving others in the name of Jesus Christ.
Bold Springs United Methodist Church lives on a strong foundation of years of Christian discipleship. We are blessed to be heirs to a tradition of faithfulness to the call of Christ. It is imperative that we not lose sight of the ministry of those who have gone before us.
Our ministry today is vital to the witness of Christ in this community and it becomes a part of the foundation for ministry yet to come. We have the capacity to be effective in carrying out Christ's mission as a fellowship of believers.
God is calling us to discipleship. As we respond to God’s calling we can claim the promise of the presence of Jesus Christ and empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
At Bold Springs United Methodist Church, We Embrace Our Mission as United Methodists:
Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!
"God has blessed BSUMC with many loving and caring Christian men and women who strive to uphold our mission 'to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world'” We do this through our Vision of being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ by welcoming, teaching and serving like Jesus. – Don Krup, Lay Leader
10am Sunday School
11am Worship Service
6:30pm Choir Practice