We believe God, as Creator of everything, brought Kingswood to life 45 years ago and because His purposes are eternal, He continues to call us to action as His Church today.
We further believe that Kingswood stands poised, at this moment in history, to begin its most exciting years of ministry.
“The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple making occurs.” — 2004 UMC Book of Discipline
We make disciples as we:
- proclaim the gospel, seek, welcome and gather persons into the body of Christ;
- lead persons to commit their lives to God through baptism by water and the spirit and profession of faith in Jesus Christ;
- nurture persons in Christian living through worship, the sacraments, spiritual disciplines, and other means of grace;
- send persons into the world to live lovingly and justly as servants of Christ by healing the sick, feeding the hungry, caring for the stranger, freeing the oppressed, being and becoming a compassionate, caring presence, and working to develop social structures that are consistent with the gospel; and
- continue the mission of seeking, welcoming and gathering persons into the community of the body of Christ.
The people of Kingswood look forward to a Sunday morning worship service as a means of deepening their relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
Worship services include the proclamation of the Word of God through preaching, music and praise, affirmations of faith, intercessory prayer, confession and pronouncement of a pardon confirming God’s grace-filled forgiveness and responsive commitments to Christian discipleship.
We make it easy for new people to develop significant relationships with people in the church. We work with new Christians to establish them in their faith. We mobilize and encourage the individuals in our church who have the gift of evangelism.
Our church identifies the needs in our community. Every outreach-oriented ministry or event has a specific ministry focus group which is being targeted. Our church responds to help those in need.
The Children’s Ministry is an integral part of Kingswood. Adults of all ages and stages are involved in helping our children begin their lifelong journey with Christ. All of our activities from Sunday School to mid-week activities focus on learning that God loves you- no matter what! We believe children should be nurtured in Christ’s love from infancy. Our programs teach children that church is a safe and inviting place where they are loved and cared for.
Through the Kingswood preschool, scouting, and sports & fitness ministries, Kingswood extends its mission of growth to the community. We join with parents in providing a firm foundation for their children’s lives and community members in helping them grow individually in their faith by providing encouraging environments to encourage intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, and healthy growth.
Our youth ministry is a group of teenagers who come together to enjoy life together. Everything we do is geared towards inviting our students to trust Jesus with every part of their lives. However, we don’t try to “talk people into” following Jesus. We respect each student wherever they may be in their journey. Every student is welcomed and respected regardless of their willingness or ability to believe in God, the Bible, or Jesus.
Kingswood has a holistic approach to Family Ministries that nurtures the whole family and covers the needs of our multigenerational congregation. Parents are involved in the programs with their children and learn along with them. We are a Church family that provides a nurturing community of love and support for both parents and children by modeling Christian faith through the example of our lives and we surround the family with love and support.
Based on the New Testament principle that the Church is the Body of Christ, our membership understands the need to dedicate time everyday for a Devotion that includes Prayers of Confession, Intercession, Petition, Praise, Thanksgiving acknowledging God’s grace, His forgiveness and eternal love. How to pray is a question that is answered with regular Bible based studies.
Kingswood continues to increase its support of missions at a local, national and global level recognizing that we are called to be in mission to the world. This support includes monetary funding, donations of material goods as well as time and service of all Kingswood members and friends.