This is a defining moment in the life of First Methodist Alvin. As a congregation with many expressions, we share a goal of upholding our traditional, Wesleyan heritage to share with future generations in the coming decades. Reflecting on what we believe as faithful Christ followers, who we are as a church body, and how we are serving the world is central to the process of discernment in the days ahead.
How Did We Get Here?
The United Methodist Church has never been truly united. For decades, church leaders have been distracted and depleted by disagreement regarding Christology, biblical authority and interpretation, sexual ethics, and the definition of marriage. Where practices deviated from church doctrine as outlined in the Book of Discipline, the denomination has suffered from a lack of accountability and enforcement.
Where Do We Go From Here?
First Methodist Alvin joins more than 100 congregations in the Texas Annual Conference in discerning a new future outside The United Methodist Church. Each church must choose a discernment pathway that best reflects its theological beliefs, core values and Christian mission in the world.