What We Believe

Our Mission

Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Our Core Values

  • Mission Focus: Latham performs service in the world to promote individual, community, and environmental wholeness.
  • Prayer: Latham values prayer to direct and energize our work in accomplishing God’s vision.
  • Gifts and Strengths: Latham utilizes spiritual gifts and abilities of our members.
  • Credibility: Latham practices honesty, integrity, passion, and accountability to God and each other.

Our Vision

Connecting generations to grow relationships with God, others, and creation.

Our Goals

  • Communicate our vision so the entire church and community will know it.
  • Organize intergenerational gatherings in the church and community that form mentoring relationships between all participants.
  • Simplify and align leadership structure to reflect and advance our vision.
  • Train and hire staff to become coaches in leadership development, intergenerational dialogue, mentoring, faith sharing, and creation stewardship.
  • Implement leadership training to equip laity to plan ministries that fulfill the church’s vision and goals.

For a full summary of United Methodist beliefs, go to www.umc.org