Our Purpose

FLORIDA UNITED METHODIST EVANGELICALS

“The Watercourse for Biblical, Wesleyan, and Evangelical Fervor in the Florida Annual Conference”

“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full
assurance of faith . . . and having our bodies washed
with pure water.”
 – Hebrews 10:22 NIV

Our Purpose . . .

“The purpose of the Florida United Methodist Evangelicals (FLUME) is to unite United Methodists, clergy and laity, across the Florida Conference by proclaiming Biblical Christianity and our Wesleyan heritage.

 We Believe . . .

  • In one true living God, Creator of all things, and eternally existing in three persons . . . Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • In the deity of Christ, His virgin birth and sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death on the cross, in His resurrection from the dead, and His ascension into heaven where He is at the right hand of God and from where He will return with power and glory to judge the living and the dead
  • In the sanctifying, infilling, and empowering ministry of the Holy Spirit.
  • The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God.
  • In the doctrine of justification by faith.
  • That all people are lost in sin apart from Jesus Christ and that the only way of salvation is by repentance and faith in Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit.
  • In regeneration of the believer by the Holy Spirit into the image of Christ, and in laboring together for the advancement of God’s Kingdom on earth.

 We Are . . .

  •  Clergy and laity from across the Florida Conference who look to the Bible as the rule of our faith and practice; loyal United Methodists who love our Church, seeking always to follow the example of John Wesley and Francis Asbury to spread Scriptural Christianity throughout the land.
  • Dependent upon Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and the Bible which tells of Him.
  • United Methodists who believe in The Articles of Religion of The United Methodist Church and The Book of Discipline.

 Our Objectives . . .

  • To uphold Scripture as the true rule and guide for faith and practice.
  •  To support the Articles of Religion and the Confession of Faith of the Book of Discipline.
  •  To address issues of the Florida Conference from a biblical, Wesleyan perspective
  •  To gather for fellowship as opportunities present themselves.
  • To communicate with clergy and laity from across the Annual Conference by means of a newsletter called, “Watercourse – The Newsletter ofFlorida United Methodist Evangelicals.”
  • To influence policy in General Conference by electing delegates who subscribe to a biblical, Wesleyan perspective.
  •  To hold in prayer the Florida Annual Conference, its Bishop and staff, as well as the local churches, their pastors and congregations.

Adopted August 23, 2011

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