Fort Walton Beach First UMC: Prayerfully making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by Connecting with people, Teaching God’s word, and Living our faith through service. (Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 4:11-13; Mark 10:43-45)
We are Christians who are glad to be part of the United Methodist Church. As Christians, we hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith. With other Protestant Christians, we believe in the triune God (one God in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), the divinity of Christ, the inspiration and authority of Scripture, and salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
As Methodists, we are part of the second largest Protestant denomination in America. Methodists are known for our emphasis on a personal faith, lived out in practical ways in the world. Among the unique beliefs and practices of United Methodism are:
Wesleyan principles for understanding our faith and relationship with God. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, gave us four important principles for understanding and living out our faith:
All four of these principles are important but, for us, the Bible has primary importance.
For more information on our beliefs and the United Methodist Church, visit www.umc.org