Core Beliefs
At Asbury, we are Christians who are excited to be part of the United Methodist Church, the second largest Protestant denomination in America. Methodists have played a significant role in shaping our nation, and our state. 
United Methodists hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith (if you’d like to know more, see We are evangelical, but moderates rather than fundamentalists. We value the intellect and modern science, while at the same time looking to the Bible as the authoritative guide for faith and practice. Methodists have a passionate faith with strong convictions, but we also recognize that life has more “gray” than “black and white.” We are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion.  
Methodists have been known for our emphasis on a personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world. 
Methodists have open hearts, open minds, and open doors, welcoming anyone interested in learning more about the Christian faith. 
If you would like to know more about what it means to follow Christ, please call 515-832-5369 to talk with our pastors. 
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