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
We are part of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, an 11-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens doors and opens minds through active engagement with our world.
John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as "practical divinity" has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
We are a proud member of the Reconciling Ministries Network, which means that we welcome all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, and are committed to changing the denomination's oppression of LGBT people.
We are a catalyst for creative change in North Oak Cliff.
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.
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.
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.
We are United Methodist.
General Church Resources
FAQs About Methodist Beliefs
Christian Heritage & Core Beliefs
What the Church Says About Various Topics & Issues
Foundational Documents of the United Methodist Faith
Four Areas of Focus of the United Methodist Church
The Social Principles of the United Methodist Church