McFarlin Church, as part of the United Methodist Church worldwide and Christ's church universal, holds to the foundational beliefs of Christians through the ages. Central among these are:
Belief in the triune God - Father, Son, & Holy Spirit
Belief in salvation in and through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
Belief in the love of God as realized and experienced through the Holy Spirit
Belief in the church as a community of adoration, proclamation, and serviceBelief in the authority of the scriptures
Belief in salvation by grace through faith
Belief in life abundant and eternal through Jesus Christ
(For a detailed and exhaustive explanation of our beliefs, we refer you to our United Methodist Book of Discipline)
Also, in step with our heritage, we at McFarlin are committed to a holistic and practical faith rooted in the love and grace of God. Genuine faith flows from the goodness of God and in response involves the whole person - body, mind and soul so that all aspects of life are lived for God's glory.
In response to God's love, we are called to be servant leaders who embrace the values of commitment, cooperation, compassion, and kindness as we serve God, each other, and the congregation of McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church.
Guided by the teachings of Colossians 3:12-14, we strive to be a Colossians 3 staff.
"As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony."