Our Mission:

The Mission of the United Methodist denomination is "to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." As the Methodist Church we want to assist believers to experience God's grace, His love, to grow in His grace and to grow in knowledge in disciplined Christian living. Our mission here at Sugar Creek also includes to be a place to begin, to become and to belong. 

Essentials of our faith

  • Inspiration of the bible

    We believe the Bible is the inspired (meaning "God Breathed") Word of God, given by God for His people. 

    2 Timothy 3:16 "All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and raining in righteousness.

  • The Person Jesus Christ

    We believe that Jesus Christ is fully human and fully divine (God). Although Chris's humanity has a beginning, His divinity has always existed. 

    John 1:1,14-"In the begging was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.{...}And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory as the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth."

  • The virgin Birth

    We believe that Jesus mother, Mary was a virgin at the time of conception, and conceived Christ by the agent of the Holy Spirit At that moment, Christ's body was spoken into existence. 

    Matthew 1:20-21 "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child convinced in her is from the Holy Spirit, She will bear your son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."

  • The Holy spirit

    We believe the Holy Spirit is a member of the Godhead; and is eternal, all powerful, ever-present, and all knowing. The Holy Spirit is "God in Us." 

    John 20:21-22-Jesus said to them again "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I sent you." When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them "Receive the Holy Spirit." 

  • The Trinity

    We believe in One God in three Persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three separate and distinct persons are the One God-Equal in power and glory. 

    John 17:21 "As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me" 

    John 14:16-17 " And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him, nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you." 

  • the resurrection of Jesus Christ

    We believe Jesus Christ was literally resurrected from the dead. Jesus died on the cross at Calvary, but three days later on Easter morning, He physically and spiritually rose from the dead. Christianity is a resurrection faith. 

    1 Corinthians 15:20-22 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died. For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being; for as all died in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. 

  • Salvation through Christ alone

    We believe there is no way for one to enter into eternal life except through the person and work of Jesus Christ. Jesus makes it clear that there is no other plan outside of Himself for one's salvation. 

    John 14:6-Jesus said to him, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me." 

  • Connect people with jesus Christ

    We believe we are called to live the Great Commandment. "To love God and love others" and fulfill the Great Commission; "To go and make disciples of Jesus Christ" 

    Matthew 22:37-39 {Jesus} said to him "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second like it "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 

    Matthew 28:18-19 Jesus came and said to them "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit..."