United Methodist Church of Simi Valley

All persons are important and valued because they are human beings created by God. We support, encourage and foster nurturing communities where all persons are treated with love and respect and allowed to grow and thrive.

All Christians are called by God, through their baptism, to be in ministry and service to the world. Ordained and licensed clergy are called to specific ministry tasks within the church. Lay persons are also called to engage in God’s work in the church as well as in the world.

We all share a faith in Jesus Christ, but The United Methodist Church encourages us to think for ourselves, so we don’t necessarily share the same opinions about every faith issue or social concern. And there are lots of us: 8.5 million United Methodists live in the U.S., and 1.5 million more worldwide, with the largest growth in membership occurring in Africa and the Philippines.

John Wesley and the early Methodists were particularly concerned about inviting people to experience God’s grace and to grow in their knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living. They placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as ”practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today. We invite you to learn more about our rich theological heritage.

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