Our mission statement at Silver Lake United Methodist Church encompasses the three "E"'s of Embrace, Engage, and Extend.
We pledge to Embrace God, as the foundation of our lives- for the bible teaches us, “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock." (Matt. 7:24-25)
We pledge to Engage as disciples, in worship, study and service. It's not enough to simply come and worship, we also should study God's word, and roll up our sleeves and put our faith in action through service in our community and beyond! As it states in the bible in James 2:24 "You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only."
We then pledge to Extend the Love of Christ to all people. Jesus affirmed an expert in religious law during His time on earth, when he stated, "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!” (Luke 10:25-28)
For at Silver Lake United Methodist Church, we truly believe, "As disciples of Jesus Christ, we have the opportunity to make a difference!"