As a United Methodist Church, we exist to fulfill our mission which is "to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." To make disciples, we reach out and receive people; help them build a relationship with God; nurture and strengthen them in the Christian faith
Events and churches have long gone together because church families enjoy time together. Events provide great fellowship for the congregation and the community. So, whether it is the church picnic or a pot luck supper, we see our church calendar as being a vital part of the life of our church.
As a church community, we are called to be a community of prayer. We are called to be a body of people who continually pray for God’s blessing on one other, and on our ministry. Prayer defines who we are. It mirrors the very way we approach all areas of our life together
What if church was a way of life, rather than simply a place to go on Sundays? That’s what rethinking church is all about.
How can we Rethink Church as an out-of-building 365 days-a-year experience?
How can we help others to find a spiritual journey to call their own? By showing that there isn't just one door into the church, but thousands of doors through which a person can become engaged.
Rethink Church calls us to explore new ways to reach today's seekers (especially young adult seekers) through media relevant to their day and culture.
As Christ found the right format for the sharing the message of God's Kingdom, so we believe that rethinking church for an audience living in a digital, on demand world will help us make disciples of a new generation.
Rethink Church is not another program, but hopefully will become a movement that would make Jesus proud Woodbury UMC.
The Gathering Around the Cross Blog is offered as a way to start a conversation. It is a place where we can interact with each other and with those who want to learn about us. It provides a place to explore and discuss new ministry ideas – a place to encourage prayer requests and to ask questions
Our website lays out the mission and message of our church, our blog gives it and us a voice!
One of the most valuable benefits of a blog is that it provides us the opportunity to attract more visitors to our website. It provides a great way to carve out our church’s identity online.
Through regular blog postings, we can show and tell people more things about who you are. Because of our blog, people will talk more about (and even share) Pastor John's sermons, stories and devotionals.
We should not be afraid to embrace the power of blogging. It provides us an ideal stage to voice the message and mission of Woodbury UMC.