Antioch United Methodist Church
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
We worship God, grow together, and go to serve Jesus!

Antioch's Vision

Vision Statement of Antioch United Methodist Church
 
Passionate Worship
We are growing numerically, especially in the 25-40 age group and with children and youth, all the while keeping our close-knit, family atmosphere. We see the parking lot full and the pews filled with young and old worshipping together with enthusiasm! We will form our young people into disciples for Christ through a revived puppet ministry, a children’s choir, and an annual children’s Christmas program!
 
Intentional Faith-Development
We enhance our Christian education by hosting a Wednesday night program that will begin with a light dinner from 6: 00 until 6: 15 p.m., followed by a Bible study from approximately 6: 15 until 7: 00 p.m. We will also increase our attendance in Sunday School classes, and we continue our awesome youth ministries and mission trips. We will also continue our annual Vacation Bible School. We also will form a United Methodist Men’s group that meets on Saturdays, a United Methodist Women’s group that meets quarterly, and a new young adult fellowship, specifically designed for young couples with children. We will increase our church communication through a revised prayer chain in which more members can be made aware of and pray for concerns facing our members!
 
Radical Hospitality
We will design a Hospitality Team that will coordinate a follow-up ministry to first-time visitors, which will include mailing out cards, letters, and delivering gifts to the homes of first-time visitors. The Hospitality Team will also create an evangelism ministry, which includes door-to-door flyers, doorhangers, and more!
 
Risk-Taking Mission and Service
We will reach out to the community by serving not only Crosslines, but also Habitat for Humanity, Victory Mission, and other local ministries at least once every other month, occasionally with Christ United Methodist Church. We have adopted the 
Pleasant View Middle School for the 2013-2014 school year.
 
Extravagant Generosity
We also have the long-term goal of growing our church until we need two Sunday worship services and a full-time pastor. We will raise funds in a building program, which will allow us to expand our Sunday School class rooms and sanctuary and have more space for fellowship events. We will reach out and touch the world by faithfully paying our apportionments and maintaining our connection to The United Methodist Church.