As pastor of Southaven First UMC it is my prayer that all who come to this website and all who come to SFUMC will know that God loves you and so do we. I pray that you will discover SFUMC to be the church for you where you will be nurtured, challenged, and loved. SFUMC takes our mission to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world’ seriously and we are committed to be the church where you will experience the saving grace of God, be nurtured and empowered to grow as a disciple, and discover the full joy of being Christian through joining SFUMC as one called to be in service through Christian mission.
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REACH-LEAD- NURTURE- Southaven First United Methodist Church's mission is to reach those who are not committed to Jesus Christ; to lead the under committed to a total commitment to Jesus Christ: to nurture those who are committed to Jesus Christ, empowering and encouraging all to grow in grace thereby making Disciples of Jesus Christ.
Trinity: We describe God in three persons. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are commonly used to refer to the threefold nature of God. Sometimes we use other terms, such as Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer.
God: We believe in one God, who created the world and all that is in it. We believe that God is sovereign; that is, God is the ruler of the universe. We believe that God is loving. We can experience God’s love and grace.
Jesus: We believe that Jesus was human. He lived as a man and died when he was crucified. We believe that Jesus is divine. He is the Son of God. We believe that God raised Jesus from the dead and that the risen Christ lives today. (Christ and messiah mean the same thing—God’s anointed.) We believe that Jesus is our Savior. In Christ we receive abundant life and forgiveness of sins. We believe that Jesus is our Lord and that we are called to pattern our lives after his.
The Holy Spirit We believe that the Holy Spirit is God with us. We believe that the Holy Spirit comforts us when we are in need and convicts us when we stray from God. We believe that the Holy Spirit awakens us to God’s will and empowers us to live obediently.