Our mission as a United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. You can learn more about the United Methodist Church at www.umc.org
Jesus gave his disciples the following commandment:
Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.
At Grace we try to instill a culture that gives our congregation the freedom to explore their faith and what they believe as followers of Jesus Christ within the Methodist denomination. We encourage a love of all people that enables us to meet everyone where they are and we embrace the changing culture around us as we work with the Merritt Island community.
We believe that God’s grace can be found through this kind of love. Jesus offered this example by his life, that we might choose to follow this leading. We pray that all will find Christ, and begin seeking what benefits others before ourselves, praying that others may experience a life-changing, grace-filled relationship with Jesus Christ. We strive to nurture God’s children through our unique spiritual gifts (Romans 12:6-8), developing and caring for disciples, encouraging our young people and seeking out unique ways to share God’s love and grace with the world we live in.
Caring for God’s people is an essential element to our faith (Matthew 25:35-36). We care for one another through prayer and intentional action and we are mission-minded, meeting needs and providing services as God leads. We do this, that grace, hope and love might be shared in a way that changes lives.
We embrace change! We believe that change is a reflection of a living, growing and praying church (Romans 12:2). We long to meet the ever-changing needs of our community and family and embracing change allows us to be the church the community needs.