"Through the power of Christ, we are learning to live in simplicity, thankfulness, contentment and generosity in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana."
What We Believe
+ In a God of grace. God loves us unconditionally. There is nothing we have done or can do to earn that love, and nothing will ever separate us from it.
+ God’s grace was revealed fully in Jesus Christ, who lived, died and was raised from the dead. His life, death and resurrection set us free from sin and empower us to love as God loves.
+ Jesus is present to all God’s children through the power of the Holy Spirit.
+ The final word in matters of Christian belief and practice is Holy Scripture as found in the Old and New Testaments.
+ Holy Scripture requires interpretation that is informed by reason, experience and tradition.
+ The Scriptures are best understood when they are read and interpreted within the community of faith.
+ The church is the Body of Christ in the world, meant to do as Jesus did by, among many things, feeding the hungry, welcoming the outcast, sharing our possessions, offering healing and hope to the lost, and sharing the witness of faith.
For more on what we believe as part of The United Methodist Church, visit the links shown below:
The Four Areas of Focusexpress the vision and yearnings of the people of The United Methodist Church. Over this quadrennium, (the four years following the General Conference of The United Methodist Church) the church will seek to focus the work of making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world around these areas of ministry:
+Combating the diseases of poverty by improving health globally.
+Engaging in ministry with the poor.
+Creating new places for new people and renewal of existing local churches.
+Developing principled Christian leaders for the church and the world.
If you are considering becoming an "official" member of our congregation, please contact Pastor Sarah Merchant about attending a membership class. You can also learn more about the membership commitments of "prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness" by clicking here to link to the GBOD (the General Board of Discipleship) website.
Visit this link to learn more about what to expect at Stevensville UMC.