Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church
Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church

Our Beliefs and Values

We believe the chuch belongs to God and that the Church is, in the words of St. Paul, the body of Christ. The church is the physical presence of Christ in the world. Our primary aim, is to do the will of God in having open hearts, minds, and doors to the Spirit's leading. We believe God has called Ivey Memorial to the following:
Our Beliefs

As a member of the body of Christ, in the United Methodist tradition, we are faithful to our traditions and open to the Spirit's work in our new adventures in faith.

What is a Christian in the United Methodist tradition?

United Methodism is the second largest Protestant denomination in America. We are evangelical and moderate in our approach. We hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith in word and practice. We value intellect and reason, tradition, and experience. We look to the Bible as the authoritive rule both in faith and in practice. We are people of Grace. We are a church on the move in mission to local communities. We understand the world is not always a world of black and white answers and we are willing to ask the hard questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with compassion. We are all sinners saved by grace in Jesus, therefore, we welcome anyone interested in learning about the Christian faith.

We are known for an emphasis on personal faith, passionate preaching, mission to our neighbors, worship that is lively, and small groups where people may grow to be disciples of Jesus the Christ! We have our origins in the Church of England.

If you would like to know more about following Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior, please call 804-526-1350 and ask to speak to the pastor or email us at opendoors@iveymemorial.org.

Our Purpose

To build a Church where all people may become deeply rooted in the call of Jesus for salvation.

Our Vision

Go, make disciples, reflecting God's love. (Matthew 28:19-20; John 15:12; 1 John 4:7)

Our Mission

Radiating God's Love for Growing, Sowing, and Reaping for Christ. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:17-21; Matthew 4)

(Growing in Christ as disciples, so we may sow the Gospel among others the Spirit empowers, so we may reap the harvest in the growth of the Kingdom of God)

Congregational Drivers for Vision and Mission

Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Personal Faith Development, Risk-taking Mission & Service, and Extravagant Generosity.

These drivers are our core principles to make disciples for Jesus Christ as a church. All of our programs radiate God's love utilizing these principles.

Our Strategies

We affirm the call of Christ to empower us in the work of ministry through the Holy Spirit. Our chuch believes our work for the kindgom making disciples, reflecting God's love, occurs through the use of these spiritual disciplines:

  • Prayer - individual and communal
  • Worship - daily and weekly
  • Study - in the Word of God and works which build the body of Christ
  • Acts of Mercy - daily acts of kindness and grace
  • Commitment - to the call of Jesus every day in every way

Our Values

We desire to honor God at Ivey Memorial through our work on His behalf. To this goal, we will do His work with the qualities we most value: grace, integrity, excellence, relevance, authenticity, passion, humility, faith, commitment, service, inclusivity, joy, and love.


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