Here at Spirit River Community & West Bethel UMC we seek to invite, nurture, and empower people in Christian discipleship. As faithful & engaged disciples, we work for change in our community and world that engages with the love of Christ for the betterment of our society. In all we do we hope to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world with open hearts, open minds, and open doors.

Our DNA makes us who we are. DNA is organic and living; the language of the human body. As followers of Jesus, the Christ, we understand ourselves as part of the body of Christ: the universal Church.

Our DNA is made up of:

Prayer: beginning and ending in prayer.

Radical Hospitality: We welcome everyone. We are a place of nurturing, sharing, caring, and giving.

Radical Availability: We want to be available for moments of mercy or justice. We strive to be “open to opportunities of grace”.

Church as “Unbound”: The more the Church becomes alive, the more it reflects who Christ wants us to be.

Church as “Outbound”: We seek to focus on the community, and the world God has set us in.

Prayer: Beginning and Ending in Prayer. We want to live as followers of Jesus!