Together, We are the Church
“Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”
You are Welcome at LUMC
That message says it all: no matter your walk of life; your current situation; your past, present, or future—you are welcome here with us.
What is a United Methodist church?
As United Methodists, we hold to the statements of faith found in the Apostles’ Creed, as well as those in the United Methodist Book of Discipline. We are called to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ and to be a vibrant and vital church to draw others to Him. Our local church—as well as the United Methodist Church—is not the only church, but it is one that is well worth attending, growing in, and working with to make it better for the Kingdom of God.
Who is Lititz United Methodist Church?
Lititz UMC is a church of spiritually bold leaders, where Spirit-led leaders love to serve and grow. Our church serves as a house of prayer for all nations, sustained by God and by the prayers of believers who live a life of fervent prayer. We believe in the power of redemption and are energized and committed to life-changing redemption groups. Our congregation is obedient to the call of God and is in this world with the sole purpose of propagating the kingdom of God through the Great Commission (Mt. 28:19–20).
Lititz UMC believes strongly in the transforming power of God’s word and engages with His power daily. We are filled with disciples who have submitted themselves to the will of God, and our congregants are intrinsically bound and woven together by Christ’s love. We strive to communicate God’s message effectively and clearly through ways that speak truth to the heart of this culture.
Our Church’s Foundation
Our Mission: Why We Exist
Lititz UMC’s mission is “to lead people to Christ and equip believers for ministry.”
Our Vision: Where We Are Going
We will develop mature followers of Jesus, sending them with the Holy Spirit’s transforming power into our community and the world.
Focused on our Children & Youth
We are charged to execute active and engaging children’s and youth ministries through faithful teachers, the use of current curriculum, technologically-enabled learning, and a safe and secure environment, that will help children grow in their knowledge of and relationship with Jesus Christ and grow in their service to Him.
Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power.
Our Core Values
- …that Jesus alone is Savior and Lord.
- …that our desire is to love God, love people, and live His mission.
- …that our primary guide for faith and life is the Bible.
- …every member is a minister and disciple-maker, and our staff and others lead, equip, and empower people to do the work of the ministry.
- …that we are a people who depend upon the Holy Spirit and persistent prayer.
- …our desires are to do things with excellence for God’s glory, to multiply disciples, and build His Kingdom.
- …spiritual community, discipleship, and mission are better accomplished through missional small groups—and we are a church of small groups.
- …that we value cultural diversity as Christ unites us as one body.
- …that participatory, experiential, Spirit-led teaching in weekly gatherings is essential; our desire is to provide a varied and energized experience with God.
- …that people worship and grow as they serve, becoming like Jesus wherever they are.
- …that emotional health and spiritual formation are foundational to maturing and multiplying disciples.
- …that high value is placed on developing leaders who not only serve the church organization but also serve as life-coaches, mentors and teachers who disciple individuals on their journey to living His mission.