Who We Are at Huntersville United Methodist Church
Huntersville United Methodist (HUMC) has been an important part of the Huntersville community for many years. Our church has approximately 800 members and has grown steadily during the past decade. Rev. Paul Thompson is the current lead pastor. Our church is part of the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. Pastors in The United Methodist Church are appointed by a bishop. Bishop Larry Goodpaster is the bishop over the conference which includes HUMC. The mission of The United Methodist Church is "To Follow Jesus, Make Disciples, Transform the World".
Western North Carolina Conference
The Western North Carolina Conference is one of many conferences of The United Methodist Church. Churches are organized into 8 districts. The conference boundaries encompass the western half of North Carolina from just east of Greensboro to the Tennessee state line bordered on the north by Virginia and south by South Carolina. The WNCC vision for ministry is "Follow Jesus, Make Disciples, Transform the World," based on Matthew 28:18-20.
Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster serves as the Episcopal leader of the conference.
What Is A Methodist
A United Methodist is a person who is seeking to learn and follow the ways of Jesus Christ. The United Methodist Church is a worldwide church that is open to all people. United Methodists believe in the primary role of Scripture in shaping our faith, as well as, being mission-oriented and socially aware, and cooperating with people from different faiths. People who are ready to commit themselves to membership at HUMC do so by declaring their faith in Christ and pledging their prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness to the church along with the other members of our congregation.
For more information on The United Methodist Church, visit www.umc.org.
Also, visit the Western North Carolina Conference at www.wnccumc.org.