Anchored In Wesleyan Beliefs
Many of you chose to live at United Methodist Communities, or helped your parent(s) choose one because our faith-based foundation reassures you that our relationship with God defines our identity, inspires our service and frames our mission. However, like all relationships, our relationship with God requires care and nurture to remain vital. Toward that end, we have been engaged in an in-depth exploration of our mission at all levels within United Methodist Communities over the last two years.
The goal of our discernment was to identify our core values and redefine our mission as a Wesleyan-Christian, servant ministry which provides opportunities for us all to experience sustaining relationships, remain vital, and enjoy the fullness of life. We’ve invested considerable time and energy in this discussion, because how we think and talk about what we do, influences how we feel and act, shapes our ability to be in relationship, and defines how we live out our mission.
I’m excited that our new mission, vision and values statements give us strong tools to guide our relationships and inspire our service by affirming that we are called by God to provide life-giving care and choices for living full and meaningful lives. At the heart of our calling is Jesus’ proclamation, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10, RSV).
Our mission, “compassionately serving in community so that all are free to choose abundant life,” is anchored in our Wesleyan beliefs that compassion and service are vital fruits of faith and that we all can choose to thrive by embracing the fullness in life which Jesus affirmed is God’s intention for us.