Empowered by God to be a Voice of Hope
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. We strive to go out of our door and engage with the community with events and activities
2. To show hospitality to our neighborhood by bridging the gap between our church and our community with services and programs
3. To create greater love and family-ties with one another which encourages involvement 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 improve 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
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
We believe that the Bible is the primary authority for our faith and practice. Read More
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
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
All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it. Read More
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
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
We claim all economic systems to be under the judgment of God no less than other facets of the created order. Read More
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
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 is a statement of faith reflecting our Social Principles. Read More
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