Who We Are and What We Believe
First United Methodist Church in Cameron, Texas is a group of Christians growing in their faith; dedicated in disciple-making, worshipping our Triune God, and transforming this mission-field we call Cameron. We believe God loves everyone more than we can imagine and we don't get our identity from the world. We get our idenity in the fact that we are redeemed; purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ.
We put primary reliance on the Bible. It’s the unique testimony to God’s self-disclosure in the life of Israel; in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Christ; and in the Holy Spirit’s work in the early church. It’s our sacred canon and, thus, the decisive source of our Christian witness and the authoritative measure of the truth in our beliefs.
Faith is the basic orientation and commitment of our whole being—a matter of heart and soul. Christian faith is grounding our lives in the living God as revealed especially in Jesus Christ. It’s both a gift we receive within the Christian community and a choice we make. It’s trusting, praying, and listening to the Holy Spirit and relying on God as the source and destiny of our lives. Faith is believing in God, giving God our devoted loyalty and allegiance. Faith is following Jesus, answering the call to be his disciples in the world. Faith is hoping for God’s future, leaning into the coming kingdom that God has promised. Faith-as-belief is active; it involves trusting, believing, following, hoping, witnessing, and serving.