Community Ministry at First Church Peoria
We, as members of the body of Christ, share in many ways throughout central Illinois. Through police prayer teams, soccer leagues, Loaves & Fish, local schools, we connect daily with our community. It's how we grow as Christ's disciples, by sharing our time, gifts and yes, even money with others. There are many ministries through which you can use your God given gifts.
Checkout the ministries listed. Do you see a place to serve?
Faith and Good Works
United Methodists insist that faith and good works belong together. What we believe must be confirmed by what we do. Personal salvation must be expressed in ministry and mission in the world. We believe that Christian doctrine and Christian ethics are inseparable, that faith should inspire service. The integration of personal piety and social holiness has been a hallmark of our tradition. We affirm the biblical precept that "faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead" (James 2:17).
Excerpt from The United Methodist Primer, 2005 Revised Edition by Chester E. Custer (Discipleship Resources, 2005); p. 59.
Mission and Service
Because of what God has done for us, we offer our lives back to God through a life of service. As disciples, we become active participants in God’s activity in the world through mission and service. Love of God is always linked to love of neighbor and to a passionate commitment to seeking justice and renewal in the world.
Excerpt from Our Wesleyan Theological Heritage, umc.org