Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of Peoria and the world.

Our Vision

  • Attract the un-churched that they may grow their faith of salvation through Jesus Christ
    • Through authentic Christian worship of various styles in the Wesleyan tradition.
    • Through passionate biblical and Christ-center preaching of holiness of heart and life.
    • Through personal and ministry outreach calling people to commitment and faith in Jesus.
  • Care for and develop the congregation, that they may grow knowledge in their faith and love for Christ our Lord
    • Through Bible studies, prayer groups, discipleship groups.
    • Through age and culture-specific studies (youth groups, seniors groups, Latino groups, etc.)
    • Through quality confirmation and new member groups designed to nurture informed and committed disciples of Jesus.
    • Through congregational care ministries (Caring Hearts, Stephen Ministries).
    • Through highly educated and experienced pastoral and staff leadership.

  • Engage & equip those who wish to serve, that they may grow the community of Christian fellowship in the world and spread the Good News 
    • Through mission outreach to the marginal community (Loaves and Fish, Neutral Ground,Christian after-school programs in partnership with Friendship House, etc.)
    • Through mission outreach to the larger community (Foster Art Ministries,concert series, courtesy community space usage by non-profits such as Rotary, Methodist College of Nursing, etc.)
    • Through mission outreach to the nation and the world (Liberia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Honduras, Red Bird Mission, etc.)

First United Methodist Church Peoria - Growing a Community in Christ   Listen to how our Vision is alive in our congregation in the videos below.