Our Mission Statement

We the members of Rehoboth United Methodist Church are an inclusive Christ-centered community of faith seeking to respond creatively to God’s call to welcome, love, and connect others to Jesus Christ.

What We Believe

At Rehoboth United Methodist Church (UMC), what we believe is deeply rooted through a common heritage of other likeminded Methodist and Wesleyan bodies, each with  their beginnings influenced through the lives and ministries of John and Charles Wesley. The Wesleys both served as Church of England missionaries, bringing a new sense of revival to England, America, and later the entire world.
 
Our beliefs are further defined through The United Methodist Book of Discipline, which states our church “reflects our Wesleyan way of serving Christ through doctrine and disciplined Christian life.” The Discipline also defines the UMC as “a worldwide denomination united by doctrine, discipline and mission through our connectional covenant.”
 
At Rehoboth UMC, what we believe is determined by our study of scripture, church tradition, reason and experience. Ultimately, scripture holds the deciding element in definitions, studies and belief.
 
We stand together worldwide with beliefs that are best defined by our common United Methodist Social Creed:
We believe in God, Creator of the world; and in Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of creation. We believe in the Holy Spirit, through whom we acknowledge God’s gifts, and we repent of our sin in misusing these gifts to idolatrous ends. We affirm the natural world as God’s handiwork and dedicate ourselves to its preservation, enhancement, and faithful use by humankind. We joyfully receive for ourselves and others the blessings of community, sexuality, marriage, and the family. We commit ourselves to the rights of men, women, children, youth, young adults, the aging, and people with disabilities; to improvement of the quality of life; and to the rights and dignity of all persons. We believe in the right and duty of persons to work for the glory of God and the good of themselves and others and in the protection of their welfare in so doing; in the rights to property as a trust from God, collective bargaining, and responsible consumption; and in the elimination of economic and social distress. We dedicate ourselves to peace throughout the world, to the rule of justice and law among nations, and to individual freedom for all people of the world. We believe in the present and final triumph of God’s Word in human affairs and gladly accept our commission to manifest the life of the gospel in the world. Amen.