Our Vision

FUMC Waynesville’s Mission is to be the living Body of Christ, welcoming ALL…growing in FAITH…engaging the WORLD.

Focus Area Purposes and Priorities

Radical Hospitality (“welcoming ALL…”)

Purpose: To equip and encourage our members to invite, welcome, receive, and care for all individuals so they may encounter the love and grace of God in Jesus Christ.


  • People: Recruiting and training Greeter team to cover parking lots, all entrances to the church, and Connection Points so that every person receives a minimum of two "welcome touches"
  • Facilities: Better signage, visitor parking, greater handicap accessibility, and transportation as needed
  • Community: Improve visibility and invitation (parade, tourist info, signage, etc.)

Engaging Worship  (“welcoming ALL…growing in FAITH…”)

Purpose: To glorify God, to nourish the faith of our members, and to provide an invitation and entryway for others to come to faith.


  • Clarify and communicate the unique style, purpose, and vision of each worship experience.
  • Continually research and implement fresh ideas and practices, including use of current technology, to enrich worship.
  • Incorporate the diverse creative gifts of the church and community in all services.
  • Create opportunities for open discussion and introduction to worship for those seeking to know more.

Comprehensive Faith Development  (“growing in FAITH…”)

Purpose: To provide substantive opportunities for all to gain a deeper understanding (head and heart) of God and grow in their faith as committed followers of Jesus Christ.


  • Create new opportunities and increase participation in transformational, life-stage-specific Bible study, Sunday School, and small groups for all ages.
  • Involve more people in intergenerational fellowship, study, mentoring, and encouragement.
  • Intentionally address needs of persons facing difficulties in faith journey (among these are divorce, grief, health, financial).

Missions/Outreach (“engaging the WORLD…”)

Purpose: To encourage and equip persons to respond to human need through financial giving as well as “hands-on” experiences in mission in the community and beyond.


  • Sustain strong financial support of selected mission projects
  • Develop opportunities and expectations for participation in "hands-on" mission locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Communicate focus, goals, numbers, and needs and celebrate successes.

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566 S. Haywood St.,
Waynesville, NC 28786


Main Office
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Child Development Center
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

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