We are a community of hope,
founded in faith,
fostering spiritual growth,
and meeting human needs
by reflecting God's love
in Christ's name. 

Mission Statement of Kessler Park United Methodist Church

 

Welcome

We are an inclusive and diverse congregation, open to all people regardless of creed, color, culture, gender, and sexual identity.

No tricks. No gimmicks. No hidden “gotchas.”

We are proud to be a spiritual home, and community hub, for North Oak Cliff. Our neighborhood is vibrant, diverse, open-minded, and forwarding thinking. We strive to be the same.

We take the Bible seriously, but not literally. We are Methodist in tradition, and progressive in theology. We believe when you’re at church, you shouldn’t have to check your brain at the door.

Our members are deeply passionate about social justice in our community and world, and Kessler members serve their neighbors through a variety of mission and justice ministries.

We are a proud member of the Reconciling Ministries Network, which means that we welcome all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

We welcome you to our community of faith and would love to support you in your spiritual journey.

 

 

We are a catalyst for creative change in North Oak Cliff.

 

Shalom

We believe that God's desire for all creation is shalom. Shalom is a Hebrew word that is often translated "peace," but is much more expansive and means abundance, wholeness, fullness, maturity, and prosperity.

 

Agape

We believe that Jesus commands us to practice agape, which is the Greek word for "love," specifically self-giving, sacrificial love. It is the kind of love which Jesus showed when he washed his disciples' feet.

Koinonia

We believe that the Holy Spirit creates koinonia when we gather and form community. Koinonia is a Greek word meaning "fellowship," of the sort that only God can create. A community that has koinonia stays together no matter what.