On January 1, 2023 Garber Methodist Church will become a congregation under the Global Methodist Church.
The mission of Global Methodist Church is to make disciples of
Jesus Christ who worship passionately, love extravagantly, and witness boldly.
The loving Creator who offers a covenant relationship with all human kind. We believe in one God- the Creator of all things--
infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The reigning Savior who overcomes the sins of the world. We believe in Jesus Christ our Lord--the Son of God--
who was born of the Virgin Mary, died on the cross, and was physically resurrected. His death, burial, and resurrection rescued followers from sin and provided the only way to abundant and eternal life with God.
The Holy Spirit
The empowering presence of God who indwells believers. We believe in the Holy Spirit- the active presence of God--
who sustains and helps disciples live as obedient followers of Christ. We affirm the fruit of the Spirit as Christ--
like characteristics that are increasingly evident in maturing disciples.
We also affirm gifts given by the Spirit that uniquely equip believers to minister within the church and world.
The Holy Bible
The authoritative guide that reveals God's plan for humanity. We believe the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments
is the divinely inspired Word of God, completely trustworthy, the final and supreme authority,
recorded with accuracy by authors who were inspired by God through His Spirit to perceive God's truth.
The gift of undeserved grace that is received by faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that human kind was created
for a relationship with God, but separated from Him by sin. Only through repentance, faith, and trust in
Jesus Christ for salvation are persons reconciled with God.
The called community of those baptized into Jesus Christ that is commissioned to make disciples for Jesus Christ .
We believe that the church- the community of God's people- is called to love God first, invite all to salvation,
equip disciples for urgent mission and work together as the hands and feet of Christ in the world.
We believe that God created all people in His image.
"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul know it very well." --Psalm 139:13-14.
We believe in the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman in accordance to the Scriptures. "He answered, 'Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said "Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh"? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate." --Matthew 19:4-6
The Great Commandment
"Love the Lord you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength."
The second is this, "Love your neighbor as yourself." --Mark 12:29-31
The Great Commission
"Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." --Matthew 28:19-20