Our Values

First United Methodist Church Joshua (FUMC Joshua) is a place where you will be loved dearly, challenged to grow in God’s word and encouraged to join others in service to those in need.  Through community gatherings (large and small), times of corporate worship and relaxed fellowship, we seek to help you grow in a real faith with a real God in a tangible way.


As committed Christian disciples at FUMC Joshua, we endeavor to LOVE God, GROW in grace and SERVE others.  In living to our fullest potential and calling, we emphasize three core values which correspond to three key aspects of the Christian life described in the Bible.


We will share the heart of Christ, treating each person as precious to Him and building authentic Christian community.  Romans 12:9-10


We will mature in the mind of Christ, living our lives in Him, following His will and receiving His Power.  Ephesians 4:11-16


We will be the hands and feet of Christ, using our time on this earth to make a difference for Him.  John 13:14

Our Beliefs

The United Methodist Church is a global denomination that opens hearts, opens minds, and opens doors through active engagement with our world.  The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the 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.

Here is more info about United Methodist beliefs Basics of Our Faith (umc.org)


United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians. According to our foundational statement of beliefs in The Book of Discipline, we share the following basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities:


God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons. Read More



We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrate God’s redeeming love. Read More


The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God’s present activity in our midst. When we sense God’s leading, God’s challenge, or God’s support or comfort, it’s the Holy Spirit at work. Read More

Human Beings

Genesis 1:27 asserts that we’ve been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create. Read More


The Church

The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today. Read More


The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the primary authority for our faith and practice. Read More


God’s Reign

The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope. Read More