Brookhaven UMC is a church committed to living out its calling by serving God though loving action with our neighbors here in Brookhaven, in Greater Atlanta, and out into the world.
The mission of Brookhaven UMC is to
- invite you to join us on the journey of discipleship,
- empower you through a growing knowledge of the Bible and a deeper understanding of prayer, and
- engage you in serving others in the name of Jesus.
- We are a Christ-centered fellowship, which invites people to experience a life- changing relationship with Jesus Christ and become His disciples.
- Through the Bible we encounter God’s living word, making Bible study essential to our formation as Christian disciples.
- The stewardship of our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness is a vital element in our spiritual growth.
- Prayer is a means of grace through which we enter into a personal relationship to God through the Holy Spirit.
- We endeavor to be a caring community of mutual support and accountability.
- We are a diverse congregation, which values the worth of every individual; believing that God’s grace is present in and for all.
- Every Christian is gifted and called by God to be in ministry.
- We are called as servants to witness to God’s love for all people through missions in the name of Jesus Christ.
- The Christian life is one of a personal relationship with Christ through which we grow in grace and demonstrate God’s love in all our relationships.
- In vital worship we encounter and honor God in Word and Sacrament - instilling hope, fostering healing and empowering discipleship.
Brookhaven UMC is proud of our heritage as a United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Church is a church with more than 11 million members around the world who are united through our shared doctrine and faith in Jesus Christ, our shared mission, and a common commitment to actively living out our faith. We trace our history back to John Wesley and his brother Charles, who were both Anglican priests in the 18th century. They started a movement within the Church of England to reform the Church and bring the Church back to a focus on holiness and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. To learn more about the United Methodist Church, visit www.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: