At Robinson Springs United Methodist Church, we are Christians who are excited to be part of the United Methodist Church.
What is a United Methodist?
Methodism began in the 1700s with John and Charles Wesley. John Wesley taught that the living core of the Christian faith was revealed in Scripture, illumined by tradition, vivified in personal experience, and confirmed by reason. United Methodists are the second largest Protestant denomination in America. We are the home to both President Bush and Senator Dole, as well as President Clinton’s family when he was in the White House. Methodists have played a significant role in shaping our nation, and especially in Alabama. Methodists founded a variety of hospitals, such as Carraway in Birmingham, agencies, and colleges, such as Huntingdon in Montgomery and Birmingham Southern in Birmingam in order to make a difference in our community.
United Methodists hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith. We are evangelical, but moderates rather than fundamentalists. We value the intellect and modern science, while at the same time looking to the Bible as the authoritative guide for faith and practice. Methodists have a passionate faith with strong convictions, but we also recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion.
Methodists have been known for our emphasis on a personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world. We have historically valued well-informed and passionate preaching, worship that was lively, and small groups where people could grow in faith.
Methodists have open hearts, and open minds--and welcome anyone interested in learning more about the Christian faith.
If you would like to know more about what it means to follow Christ, please call 334-285-2488 and ask to speak to our pastor or e-mail us.