|Here at Brighton Methodist Church, we are Bible believing, Spirit-led faithful followers that strive to share God’s love with others as we continue to grow in relationship with the Lord and go out and make disciples for His Glory and Kingdom.|
What does Brighton Methodist Church believe?
We believe in one God, we believe that His son Jesus Christ, the Messiah was sent as a man among God’s people to deliver the Good News of salvation to all. By dying on the cross with our sins upon him, Christ is the only way of salvation, and that everyone, by accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior in their heart and believing the Word of God is the final word of truth, will have life eternal with our Lord, with the Father in Heaven.
128th Anniversary for Brighton Methodist Church
Our church was founded with the name Brighton Methodist Church, we rejoice in God’s goodness, living in grace and return to our roots as He leads this congregation into our 128th year in the Brighton community! We strive to look ahead and keep building upon a century+ of God’s work by following scripture and prayerfully consider how the Lord can use this ministry to bring the Good News to all who have ears. To answer God’s call, in June 2023 we formally joined with the Global Methodist Church, a new Methodist denomination that is grounded in Scripture, and shaped by the teaching of the Church universal.
The Global Methodist Church officially launched on May 1, 2022, and while preparing to hold its convening General Conference the Transitional Book of Doctrines and Discipline is intended to serve as a resource for all who wish to join in a “methodical,” practical, and warm-hearted pursuit of loving God and serving others as Jesus’ disciples in the world. It is offered with the prayer that it will help guide us in a new season of the church’s life as we make disciples of Jesus Christ who worship passionately, love extravagantly, and witness boldly.
Statements of Belief – The Articles of Religion
Brighton Methodist Church and the Global Methodist Church are grounded in Wesleyan tradition which began in 1784 in America. At the church’s inception, John Wesley provided a liturgy and a doctrinal statement containing the “Articles of Religion” or basic statements of belief. These Articles were taken from the Church of England—the church out of which the Methodist movement began and were the standards for preaching within the Methodist movement. The articles were voted on by the American Methodist conference, published in the church’s 1790 Book of Discipline and became the basic standards for Christian belief of the Methodist Church in North America and have continued to be part of the Methodist’s official statement of belief.
For more information you can visit the Global Methodist Church website here.