What We Believe

 

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

 

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is God wrapped up in human flesh.  He lived a sinless human life and, by his death on the cross, enabled our salvation through God's wondrous love.  He rose from the dead to demonstrate his power over sin and death.  He will come again to judge the living and the dead, and reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

 

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ.  He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation providing power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.  

 

About the Bible

We believe that God inspired the composition and collection of the Old and New Testaments.  The Bible is God’s revealed will for his people. The whole story is about God’s search for a people who will love him back, and love one another in holy love and integrity.  

 

About Salvation

We believe that on the cross Jesus died for all that all may be saved.  The Bible makes it clear that God is relentless in his pursuit of you so that you might love him back, and that you are restless until you do.  Plus, you can know in your heart that God claims you as his child.  

 

Life in Christ

United Methodists are a people of great joy – for many reasons.  We have experienced that Jesus has changed our hearts – relieved our guilt, eased our anger, tempered our lust and greed.  God's peace in your heart makes you more loving and kind.  We don’t ever want to be holier than thou, we want to be more holy in compassion and mercy.

 

About Methodism

As United Methodists, we join with our Methodist brothers and sisters around the world and claim the historic distinctives of Wesleyan faith in personal & social holiness, and a connected church.  We believe that what breaks God’s heart should break our hearts.  So, no child should go hungry or be abused.  No person should be trapped in loneliness or addictive behaviors.  We think James is right – faith without works is dead (James 2.17).

 

United Methodist Temple

201 Templview Drive

Beckley, WV 25801

phone: 304-252-6213

fax: 304-252-6117

email: umtemple@suddenlinkmail.com

 

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

The Place

201 Templeview Drive

Beckley, WV 25801

(located behind UMT)

phone: 304-929-3436

email: theplace@live.com

 

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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