Members of the United Methodist Church promise:
“To faithfully participate in its ministries by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness."
The Church of the Messiah is an active congregation. More than 2000 people consider Church of the Messiah their spiritual home. Thousands more are blessed by its ministries.
The opportunities for participation at Church of the Messiah takes several forms, from music to service, fellowship to spiritual growth, evangelizing in central Ohio to serving in mission fields around the world. Nobody does everything. Everyone should do something. It's your decision on how to use your life to honor God. Ultimately, the best ministry for you is the one God is waiting to birth thru your life. Dream with God. Offer yourself as a vessel thru which God can bring hope to the hopeless, comfort for the confused, and peace for the perplexed.
Whether you have a talent for music, want to be in service to others, are seeking spiritual growth, or are just looking for fellowship opportunities, Church of the Messiah has a way to get involved and deepen your relationship with Christ by serving the church.
- Music - We have a large and talented music program. Choirs are available for all ages and musical tastes and their sound fills our worship with spirit.
- Service - You can serve the church and its members by getting involved in the United Methodist Women, answering questions at the Welcome Center, serving as an usher or greeter, and more.
- Spiritual Growth - Expand your understanding of God's love and your place in his plan.
- Fellowship - Christ told us "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." Gather in Christian fellowship with others.
- Seasonal - The membership of Messiah supports several initiatives that are active in only limited times of the year.
Jesus' instruction in The Great Commission was to: Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
Church of the Messiah supports a variety of mission programs as we strive to be Christ's witness locally, regionally, and globally. Our mission programs are reviewed annually within a tiered support structure. Messiah is blessed to support five Mission Anchors (our highest level), six Mission Partners, and seven Mission Monthlys. Church of the Messiah also celebrates each church member's birthday by asking them to choose from one of five Mission Birthdays ministries to receive a $5 gift in their name!
Church of the Messiah's 2018 Mission Trips and opportunities to deepen your faith:
- February 10 - 16, 2018 to Nicaragua
- June 11 - 16, 2018 to Cuba
- June 12 - 23, 2018 to the Holy Land
- June 9 - 13, 2018 Youth Music Tour
- June 28 - July 3, 2018 Youth Mission Trip to Mexico
- July 8 - 13, 2018 Youth Trip to Transformation Zone in Marysville, Ohio
- November 7 - 12, 2018 Medical Mission Team to Mexico
- November 12 - 17, 2018 Mission Team to Mexico
Other, ongoing opportunities:
- Church for All People
- New Life Community Ministries
- YWCA Family Center
- The Open Shelter