As a church we strive to invite, welcome, and care for others so that all may find a spiritual home and discover for themselves a life in Christ. We believe that God’s evangelistic message of love and redeeming grace is best shared through showing hospitality, being invitational, being inclusive, being an example, and sharing with others personal testimonies of God’s transformational story.
At First Church we see hospitality as a means of sharing the love of God and strive to practice hospitality as a way to welcome, receive, and care for others. We are a welcoming church that opens our hearts and our doors to everyone, inviting all to become a part of this family of faith.
First Church invites others into relationship with God and into our church community. Being invitational is more than merely inviting people to church; it means investing in their life in a way that makes them feel welcomed, invited, encouraged, and loved.
BE AN EXAMPLE
Evangelism is showing Christ’s love to all people so that they, too, desire to experience, know, and share this love with a community of believers and with all others. As individuals we strive to live as disciples of Christ who are known for love, compassion, and works of justice.
SHARE YOUR STORY
Stories help us to better know one another and open doors to deeper and more meaningful relationships. Sharing stories of God’s transformative work in our lives is a powerful way to invite others to experience the same transformative work of God for themselves.
We are committed to being an inclusive church. We acknowledge and celebrate the diversity that exists in the community in which we live and serve. God cares deeply for all people, offering new life, meaning, and purpose. At First Church we strive to do the same by welcoming all people into Christian community and discipleship.
FAITH IN ACTION
• Invite someone to worship, attend a Christian Education class, or come to a First Church event or activity.
• If you have a story of how God has impacted your life, consider sharing your story with the Communications Department at First Church by emailing Communications@FUMCPensacola.com.
Rev. Brandon Bures | Associate Pastor | BBures@FUMCPensacola.com