Through months of prayer, Bible study, and conversation, the Vision Team prepared and sought God’s guidance. Through conversations with the congregation and written input, and through Focus Group deliberations, the vision has been given clarity, and priorities have been identified for our work.
We affirm the mission of Waynesville First United Methodist Church to be the living body of Christ,
welcoming ALL…growing in FAITH…engaging the WORLD.
We are committed to be in ministry with all people. Unique opportunities have been identified to engage with and in ministry in all focus areas: (1) Young adults and young families with children, including single parents, and (2) “Young” retirees, most of whom have relocated here in retirement.
While there are many areas of ministry within the church, we believe that focusing our efforts in four areas will most effectively move us toward our mission at this time. These areas are: Radical Hospitality, Engaging Worship, Faith Development, and Missions/Outreach.
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.
Purpose: To glorify God, to nourish the faith of our members, and to provide an invitation and entryway for others to come to 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.
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.
The Vision Team: Bruce Johnson (Chair) Ron Clauser, Jack Ewing, Betty Lou Hubbard, Susan Kimel, Anna King, Jason Ottie, Jane Wood, Sandy Giles (Sr. Pastor)
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