About Columbia City United Methodist
Columbia City United Methodist Church is comprised of a diverse group of individuals, all at different places in life, looking for answers. Every Sunday at 8:30am and 11:00am, we gather together to worship and share with each other the love of God. Whether you've been following Christ for years or you're just interested in learning more about who He is and what He has to do with you, feel free to join us on Sunday mornings.
Leading people to encounter the Living God is the most important pastoral ministry we can offer. It is within the relationship with God in Christ that healing, challenge, wholeness, and motivation are made real. The pastoral staff of this church works hard to provide meaningful, exciting and relevant worship experiences.
No church gets to decide it’s mission. The mission of every true follower of Jesus was given in Matthew 28:18-20 which tells us to go and make disciples. That’s what the Make One is all about. Wherever we go we are to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Yet, it is impossible to make a disciple of Christ without first being one. That’s why we emphasize being one as well. So, as a church we want to Be One and Make One.
Preparing a Place Where the One Matters.
It’s not about us. Our vision of our congregation is to be so Christ focused that what matters to God matters to us. Repeatedly Jesus taught that He came to seek and to save the lost. We want our hearts to break for the things that break God’s heart. God’s heart breaks for the lonely, the hurting, the broken, the imprisoned. We want to do whatever it takes to reach and to welcome those who have yet to respond to the grace of God.
God's Word Matters
God’s Word is alive! Not only is God’s Word true, it’s enormously practical. Why teach trivial self-help messages when God’s living and powerful Word is available? Our vision is to live out God’s life changing message in our everyday lives and then share that practical Word with others.
Bold Prayer Matters
We were made to pray bold prayers. God loves it when we pray with shameless audacity (Luke 11:8). Let’s face it, our mission is impossible without prayer. We can’t change lives, only God can. So, we’re going to pray bold prayers that expect God to work in amazing ways.
Each. One. Matters
The only number that matters to us is One. We believe that it’s God’s heart in us that’s driven to reach the One. Every Christ follower has a unique priority to reach out to the One in their life who needs Christ.
Authentic Relationships Matter
Christianity is all about relationships. Our primary commitment to God and to others is to be real and authentic. Forgiveness from God comes when we are honest about our sin and need of God. True relationship happens as we are real and authentic with each other as well.
Your Story Matters
God is writing a beautiful story in your life. Our job is to trust, follow and tell that story to others. One very effective way to reach others is simply to share our tests and our testimonies with others in an engaging way.
Overflowing Gratitude Matters
What’s inside you eventually will come out of you. Bitterness, worry, jealousy, or joy… Sometimes this can be a real problem-- especially in heavy traffic. But wouldn’t you want to be part of a group of people who are overflowing with gratitude? Actually, that is God’s design for the church. In every situation gratitude is possible and around here it’s expected.
Inviting Places Matter
Our vision is to create irresistible places for people to meet Jesus. Inviting places matter and it’s our goal to create welcoming environments where authentic relationships can be built and where people can be called to trust God. Inviting places for people to meet Jesus can be created in homes, in coffee shops, on golf courses and even in church. Let’s create them!
When you come to Columbia City UMC, you can expect to be welcomed into a friendly, positive environment by people who are glad to see you. Our worship times last about an hour, are filled music, and teachings from the Bible by our pastor.
City Life - Wednesdays at 5:30
City Life is an opportunity for adults in our community to fellowship around mutual interests, such as food, woodworking, music, and more.
City Kids - Wednesdays at 6:15
Open for Ages 3 - 5th Grade. City Kids incorporates Bible studies, stories, and games into an exciting evening where children through prayer and praise, deepen their friendship with God.
City Student Ministries - Sundays at 5:30 and Wednesdays at 6:15
City Student Ministry is where youth and Christ are joined together to begin to learn how to change and react in the world around them. Each evening of City Students consists of games, worship, lesson, and small groups.