Our Core Beliefs

At Kirkwood UMC, we say “all are welcome, all are forgiven, and all are
invited to believe” …and we mean it. KUMC welcomes and affirms you,
regardless of your race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual
orientation, marital status, age, physical and mental ability, economic
status, or political ideology. We believe no matter where you have
been or what you have done, if you are a seeker or cynic, flawed or
faithful, God loves you and seeks to be in a relationship with you.
With open hearts, open minds, and open doors, we welcome you
and invite you to participate fully in the life of this faith community!
MISSION
Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the
transformation of the world.
VISION
To embody Jesus Christ’s inclusive Love for the seeker, the cynic, the flawed and the faithful.

 Core Values

 
GENUINE
Authentically living God’s story. “..What does the lord require of you? To act justly and love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” -Micah 6:8
 
COMMUNITY 
Welcoming everyone inside, connecting with those outside, ever-caring for all. “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it. Now you are the
body of Christ and individually members
of it.”
-1 Corinthians 12:26-27
 
DYNAMIC
Moving forward, ever-changing and growing into the future. “Your kingdom come your will be done on earth as it
is in heaven.”
-Mathew 6:10
 
ACCEPTING
Honoring and valuing the fundamental
dignity of all.
“Love the Lord God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and,
love your neighbor
as yourself.”
-Luke 10:27