Vision and Values

UMC Cross and FlameBuncombe Street United Methodist Church has developed our mission and vision statements on Jesus’ mission statement as noted in Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost,” and on the United Methodist Church mission statement, “The mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

Thus, BSUMC’s mission statement is “To Be and To Make Disciples of Christ.”

Our vision for the future is in our calling by God to be the church that continually welcomes and ministers to all people of all ages, celebrates God’s grace through worship, fellowship, and missions, and loves our neighbor as ourselves.

Our core values:

  1. We value each person having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  2. We value the Bible as the authoritative basis of our life and faith.
  3. We value our heritage and respect the wisdom of our forebearers.
  4. We believe that the Holy Spirit is alive and active in our lives.
  5. We believe the power of prayer is necessary to grow spiritually and to communicate with God daily.
  6. We educate and equip our children, youth, and adults so they know God’s grace and share it with others.
  7. We are a welcoming, supportive, Christian fellowship grounded in God’s forgiving love.
  8. We are a faith-filled community who strives to serve others through missions in the community and various third-world countries.
  9. We care about one another and our community.
  10. We strive to be good stewards of all the gifts God has given us.