Guiding Principals

“We’re Here for Good”

Purpose: “To welcome, accept, and equip our community to share Christ’s love in meaningful service.”

The Gospels reveal that being a Christ-follower is first of all about being a servant; living our lives in recognition of all that God has done for us and loving others through acts of service that build community and strengthen connection and interdependence.

Our local community is Tustin, but our welcome and service opportunities extend across Orange County, and our ministries have national and global impact. Our efforts and leadership to equip are not limited to paid staff or official church members, but extend to everyone who strive to heed Christ’s call to serve.

Guiding Principles:

We endeavor to keep these principles at the forefront of all we do in mission and ministry.

“Faith Grounded in Scripture”
God’s love is revealed in the biblical narrative, most particularly in the incarnate Word of Jesus the Christ. By the grace of God, we are invited to make this story our story, remembering always:
“In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity.” -John Wesley

“Spiritual Curiosity”
We believe it is important to ask questions that challenge the ‘status quo’ and then to listen carefully in order to fully comprehend what God’s Spirit is leading us to understand.

Truly blessed and grateful, we look for ways to bless others here in Tustin and across the globe.

We are committed to being a church that has “open hearts, open minds, and open doors.”
Expect to feel welcomed and included no matter what brings you here.

“Meaningful Relationships”
God calls us into a community of faith, a place where we experience a sense of belonging so that we can grow together and support one another.

We are accountable to each other and to our church. Our faith binds us together, guiding our words, our actions, and our worship in ways that are loving and respectful to each other and to God.

“Love & Grace”
We believe that everything we do is centered in the love and grace of God, and so we seek to offer God’s love and grace in all that we do!
Come with your questions. Come with your doubts.
Come to Aldersgate United Methodist Church seeking to grow.