MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
First United Methodist Church is a member church of the Wesley Covenant Association (WCA), and has been since 2016.
The Wesleyan Covenant Association connects Spirit-ﬁlled, orthodox churches, clergy, and laity who hold to Wesleyan theology. It is an association or network of individuals and congregations who share a common understanding of our Wesleyan doctrine and desire to become a vibrant, faithful, growing 21st century church.
We believe change is coming to The United Methodist Church, and as we live into what comes next, the Wesleyan Covenant Association will connect, encourage, and resource clergy, laity, congregations, and regional chapters by:
Committing to the primary authority of Scripture and the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Creating a uniﬁed response to the Bishops’ Commission recommendation that would maintain traditional, orthodox Methodist beliefs.
Developing a plan for a positive and faithful future.
The Wesleyan Covenant Association afﬁrms the work of other renewal groups, such as The Confessing Movement, Good News, and UM Action. However, the WCA’s purpose is not to ﬁght the political battles raging across the church, but to prepare for and live into a positive and fruitful future.
For further information, see the Wesley Covenant Association website: https://wesleyancovenant.org/.
Further information about the WCA is also available in the church office.
Information provided by Rev. Dr. Christopher Fisher and the Administrative Board.