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.