our beliefs

Our Beliefs
At Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church, we are Christians who are excited to be part of the United Methodist Church.

Our Mission
GPUMC is alive and rejoicing as we reach out to our community and beyond, living the Good News of Jesus Christ.

What is a United Methodist?
United Methodists are the second largest Protestant denomination in America. We are the home to both President Bush as well as President Clinton’s family when he was in the White House. Methodists have played a significant role in shaping our nation. 
 United Methodists hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith.  We are evangelical by word, service and action, but moderates rather than fundamentalists. We value intellect and modern science, while at the same time looking to the Bible as the authoritative guide for faith and practice. Methodists have a passionate faith with strong convictions, but we also recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion.

Methodists have been known for our emphasis on personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world. We have historically valued well-informed and passionate preaching.

Methodists have open hearts, and open minds--and welcome anyone interested in learning more about the Christian faith.  If you would like to know more about what it means to followChrist, please call 313-886-2363 and ask to speak to one of our pastors or e-mail us.