Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church is to Be the body of Christ, Filled with the Holy Spirit, Reaching out to all people through the sharing of God’s Word and Love. The vision of our church is to prayerfully devote our lives to worship, spiritual maturity, nurturing one another, sharing our faith, and reaching out to those in need both locally and globally.
 
Core Values:
Our understanding of our mission and vision at Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church grows out of our core values as a connectional church with other United Methodist ministries and  our understanding of what Christian discipleship means. Our heritage as United Methodists includes the Wesleyan understanding of God’s sanctifying grace. John Wesley, our Methodist founder, referred to the life of discipleship as sanctification, as Christian perfection, and as holiness of heart and life. Our Church is more than a structure; it is a living organism. The United Methodist Discipline describes our mission to proclaim the gospel and to welcome people into the body of Christ, to lead people to a commitment to God through Jesus Christ, to nurture them in Christian living by various means of grace, and to send persons into the world as agents of Jesus Christ (¶122). Thus, through our church as a Christian body, this very relational mission continues. Our current church structure reflects the values that we hold as essential for the execution of our mission and vision.
“The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs.” (¶120).
 
Important Biblical texts that help us to understand what we value as followers of Jesus include:

 

– Matthew 5-7 (The Sermon on the Mount)
– Matthew 16:24-26 (Jesus’ call to deny self)
– John 3:1-20 (God’s self-giving love for the world)
– Mark 12:28-31 (The Great Commandment)
– Micah 6:6-8 (God’s call to justice)
– Matthew 28:18-20 (The Great Commission)

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.