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

 

United Methodist

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.

 

Reconciling Congregation

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.

 
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.