Stained Glass

Believers United and Motivated by Christ

Mission: What we do
Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world with open hearts, open minds, and open doors.
Vision: Who we are
Believers united and motivated by Jesus Christ to engage with the presence of God and draw ALL people closer to the Divine through the expression of God’s love.

Ministries at BUMC

At BUMC we believe in three core areas of Ministry

1. Activities: to go out of our door and engage with the community 

2. Events: to show hospitality to our neighborhood by bridging the gap between our church and our community

3. Programming: happen as part of the weekly/monthly/annual function in the church

4 Fold Ministry of Jesus

At BUMC we try to filter all of our ministries through the call of Jesus from Luke 4

Preach the Gospel
Does the ministry tell the story of Scripture, Jesus Christ, and/or the Church, and does it help us define our place in this story?
Bind the broken-hearted
Does the ministry provide an opportunity for individuals/families to receive help, love, & guidance in times of hurt, grief, and/or pain & trauma?
Set-free the oppressed
Does the ministry provide relief, counseling, practical opportunities to remove oppression and control from an individual/family’s life?
Declare the year of the Lord’s favor
Does the ministry speak the truth about the Divine Creator, their love for humanity, and their acts of love that have made it possible to conquer sin & death, in this life and the next?

Our Christian Beliefs

The Creator God

God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons. Read More

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God's present activity in our midst. When we sense God's leading, God's challenge, or God's support or comfort, it's the Holy Spirit at work. Read More

Jesus of Nazareth

We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrate God's redeeming love. Read More

Humanity

Genesis 1:27 asserts that we've been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create. Read More

The Kingdom of God

The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope. Read More

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the primary authority for our faith and practice. Read More

The Church

The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today. Read More

Our Wesleyan Heritage

Our Social Principles 

The Social Principles are a prayerful and thoughtful effort of the General Conference to speak to the issues in the contemporary world from a sound biblical and theological foundation. Read More

Preamble

We affirm our unity in Jesus Christ while acknowledging differences in applying our faith in different cultural contexts as we live out the gospel. Read More

The Natural World

All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it. Read More

The Nurturing Community

We believe we have a responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals. Read More

The Social Community

We affirm all persons as equally valuable in the sight of God's sight. We reject discrimination and assert the rights of minority groups to equal opportunities. Read More

The Economic Community

We claim all economic systems to be under the judgment of God no less than other facets of the created order. Read More

The Political Community

We hold governments responsible for the protection of people’s basic freedoms. We believe that neither church nor state should attempt to dominate the other. Read More

The World Community

God’s world is one world. We pledge ourselves to seek the meaning of the gospel in all issues that divide people and threaten the growth of world community. Read More

Our Social Creed

Our Social Creed is a statement of faith reflecting our Social Principles. Read More

Human Sexuality

In 2019 the members of the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church voted 491-86 to adopt a vision for Minnesota that names a commitment to the full inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people in the life of the church. Read More