WHO WE ARE
 

Our Mission

To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

 

Our Vision

We are a growing, fruitful, and vibrant congregation, 
transforming lives through Jesus Christ.

 

Our Motto

Making Disciples, Making a Difference.

 

Our Five Core Practices

Radical Hospitality
Passionate Worship
Intentional Faith Development
Risk-Taking Missions
Extravagant Generosity

 

Our Five Core Expectations

Christ-Centered
Fruitfulness
Excellence
Accountability
Collaboration


WHAT WE BELIEVE

At Eureka UMC we live out our Christian
 discipleship in the tradition of John Wesley
and "the people called Methodists."


Our Core Traditions

WESLEY'S THREE GENERAL (SIMPLE) RULES:

  • Do No Harm - Refrain from doing anything that does harm to you, to others, or to your relationship with God.
  • Do Good - Be proactive in doing good for others as ambassadors of Jesus Christ.
  • Stay in Love with God - Actively make the Means of Grace (Worship, Bible Study, Meditation and Prayer, Holy Communion, Acts of Mercy, Fasting) part of your daily life.

 

Grace and Freedom - We believe that God's grace is sufficient for all of humanity's needs.  We believe that the choices that we make matter and that God has given us this freedom to choose.

 

Personal and Social Holiness - We believe that we are called to live our personal lives as reflections of Jesus Christ.  We believe that we are called to act in the world accordingly.

 

Knowledge and Vital Piety - We believe that education and the pursuit of knowledge are part of the call of God upon our lives and that this pursuit is part of a vital faith.

 

Faith and Action - We are saved by the grace of God through Jesus Christ and this faith is made evident in our actions in the world.

 

Wesley's Quadrilateral:  We find truth and the will of God by using these four means of knowledge and understanding:

  • Scripture - The Bible contains everything we need for salvation and is the primary source for our faith and practice.
  • Tradition - We are shaped in our understanding of the Christian faith by the great cloud of witnesses who have come before us.
  • Reason - Our God-given intellect is most powerfully evident when we put our reason into the service of God.
  • Experience - We have both shared experiences and experiences unique to us that help shape our understanding of our faith and practices.

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team consists of members of EUMC who, along with the pastors and staff, help guide the overall Mission and vision of the church. The Leadership Team members are nominated by our pastors and other Leadership Team members because they are exemplary in living out their church membership vows: they support the Mission and ministry of the church through their prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Team members are nominated for a three year period. At any given time, members of the Team have served for one, two, or three years. The Leadership Team typically meets once per month to assess the various ministries of the church and to ensure that the pastors and staff are aligned with the Mission: "Making new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  

Meet our current Leadership Team members for 2017.

2017 Eureka United Methodist Church Leadership Team Front Row (L-R) Karen Hughes, Sue Engsberg, Sondra Howard, Susan Dudley Second Row (L-R) Carolyn Bertelsmeyer, Lisa Koltun, LeeAnn Grayson, Larry Baner Third Row (L-R) Jay Brown, Doug McVicar, Mike Butler, Andy Smola, Doug Stallman Not Pictured: Andy Heinz

2017 Eureka United Methodist Church Leadership Team

Front Row (L-R) Karen Hughes, Sue Engsberg, Sondra Howard, Susan Dudley

Second Row (L-R) Carolyn Bertelsmeyer, Lisa Koltun, LeeAnn Grayson, Larry Baner

Third Row (L-R) Jay Brown, Doug McVicar, Mike Butler, Andy Smola, Doug Stallman

Not Pictured: Andy Heinz