As Central Texas United Methodists, we are clear about who we are and where we are going in the scrambled present and uncertain future, and we are clear that we will reimagine a deeper, more relational, and more robust discipleship that fully prepares the whole church to participate in God’s saving work in the world.
We are clear that we are involved in God's great mission and grand story until all creation is brought to its final and glorious climax.
We are clear that we will be God's church for his mission in the world.
We are clear that we will be relentless in our mission to help existing disciples deepen their walk with Christ, and clear about our mission to make more disciples, more diverse disciples, new disciples, and younger disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
We are clear that we are Christ-centered, committed, connected, deeply rooted, disciple-making, diverse, faithful, generous, grace-filled, grounded in Scripture, justice-seeking, missional, praying, resilient, Spirit-filled, welcoming, and world-changing people of God.
We are clear that In Christ and in connection with each other as United Methodists, we are more imaginative, stronger, and more courageous to plant seeds of the gospel that will one day grow, to lay foundations for God’s kingdom that always lies beyond us that will need further development, and to provide a world in tumult the yeast of God’s hope and justice that produces far beyond our capabilities.
And finally, but not least, we are not frightened or dismayed about the future, whatever should happen, because we are most clear about this! For the Lord, our God is with us wherever we go, bestowing upon us prophetic imagination and resolve to keep striving for what he is making and will make possible.
Rev. Dr. Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr