Walker Chapel United Methodist Church
Welcome to Walker Chapel

The Standards of Our Doctrine: The doctrines we teach are based upon basic Christian standards: the Bible, the Apostle's Creed, the twenty-five Articles of Religion (borrowed and adapted from the Church of England's Articles, along with portions of the Book of Common Prayer), Fifty-two Standard Sermons by John Wesley, his Notes on the New Testament (which is a brief commentary on the New Testament), and the Confession of Faith of the Evangelical United Brethren (a denomination which united with Methodism to form the United Methodist Church in the mid-1960s). Scroll down for more...

Our Affirmations

With Christians of other communions we confess belief in the triune God--Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We hold in common with all Christians a faith in the mystery of redemption or salvation in and through Jesus Christ. We share the Christian belief that God's redemptive love is experienced in our lives by the activity of the Holy Spirit, both through personal experiences and in the community of believers. We understand ourselves to be part of Christ's universal church when by adoration, proclamation, and service we become more like Christ. With other Christians we recognize that the reign of God is both a present and a future reality. We share with many Christian communions a commitment to the authority of Scripture in matters of faith, a trust that our justification as sinners is by God's active grace through our faith, and the sober admission that the church and human society are in need of continual reform and renewal.

Wesleyan Emphases

We give distinctive emphasis to what is called the "order of grace". All humanity is surrounded by divine love, God's prevenient grace, that prompts our first wish to please God and which gives us our first glimmer of understanding about God's will. This grace also first moves us to recognize our own sins against God's love and our neighbor's needs. This grace awakens in us a desire to repent, to be profoundly changed, so that we might live in love toward God and neighbor.

God's justifying grace reaches out to us through Christ with acceptance and forgiveness, so that our hearts might be decisively changed. We hope through Christ to experience profound personal transformation. We receive God's assurance that we are accepted children of God.

God's sanctifying grace works in us to nurture our growth in love. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we become more like Christ and are enabled to increase in the knowledge and love of God and in love for our neighbor. We increasingly receive the mind and the motives of Christ.

Faith & Works

Faith and Works of Mercy: United Methodists express our gratitude to God through a happy outlet, compassionate service and work for justice among all the God's human family. Scriptural holiness involves both personal piety or intimacy with God, and a strong desire to love the neighbor God gives to us. We work for justice and the renewal of life in the world. The Social Principles of the United Methodist Church offer detailed analysis and guidance about the social, economic and political responsibilities of United Methodist Christians. Copies are available at local United Methodist churches all over the country.

Open Doors
     Open Hearts
          Open Minds