Our Beliefs

What We Believe

Our beliefs as United Methodists are summarized in our Articles of Religion and our Confession of Faith. Some of our key beliefs are as follows:

  • We worship one God as the three divine Persons of the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is truly God and truly human, and we praise God's goodness shown in Christ's self offering, which involved His life, His crucifixion, and death, and His resurrection from the dead.
  • It has been the distinctive gift of the Methodist tradition to emphasize the work of God in bringing men and women to conviction (knowledge of our need for God's grace), to conversion (pardon from sin that comes by faith in Christ as a gift from God), and to Christian holiness (growing in the likeness of God, as we are empowered by God's grace, both as individuals and as communities).
  • Our church also insists that the grace of God is available to all persons. Christ is "the true light, which enlightens everyone." (John 1:9).
  • We practice baptism of infants and adults as Christ's appointed means of bringing persons into the fellowship of the church, and we practice holy communion as Christ's appointed means of celebrating Christ's offering for us and the fellowship we have with Christ and with each other.  More….



  • Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
  • Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
  • John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
  • Romans 10:13: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
  • Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
If you have never cried out to God confessing your sins and put you faith and trust in Him, it is our prayer you do that today.
Just pray:  "Oh, God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute when he died on the cross.  I believe his shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me.  I now receive him as my Savior.  I thank you for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation and everlasting life, because of your merciful grace.  In Jesus Name...Amen.”


How DO I Become a Christian?
  • Repent - Turn away from sin. (Romans 3:23, Acts 3:19)
  • Believe - Trust in Jesus for salvation. (John 3:16)
  • Confess - Give Jesus control of your life. (Romans 10:9-10)
  • Receive - Receive Jesus as your personal savior. (Romans 10:13)
How to Join Braden United Methodist Church
Profession of Faith - If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, you may join by 
professing Jesus Christ as your Savior.
Renewal of Vows - If you have been a member of a church at one time, but have been inactive, you may join by renewing your faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Transfer - If you are a member of another church, you may join by requesting that your membership be transferred to Braden.
Affiliate Member - Sometimes an individual has reasons for keeping his or her membership in another church, but would also like to be a member of Braden. This is possible as an affiliate member.
What is the Invitation?
At the conclusion of every service we offer an invitation.  It is for those who want to receive Jesus as Savior, who wants to join the membership process, who wants to pray individually or need for others to pray with them.  Feel free to come forward today!



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