Mission Statement


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Our mission is to be and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our vision is to love Christ, live like Christ, serve Christ and share Christ.

We seek to achieve our mission and vision right here in our church home and neighborhood, in our own households and local communities, and throughout the nation and the world.

Whether you have a deeply rooted faith, are newly learning to walk with Christ, or are filled with questions about Christianity, there is a place for you here. The United Methodist Church founder, John Wesley, taught that God uses the Church to save persons, heal relationships, transform social structures, and spread scriptural holiness, thereby changing the world. We believe this, too, and we see and experience this in ways great and small.

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. That’s the motto of the United Methodist Church. We live by those words here at FUMC of Escondido, even though we don’t all believe or practice our faith exactly the same way.

No matter your age, your background, or your current place in life, you are a Child of God, called by God, and you are welcome here!