Our Mission: We exist to reach people inside and outside the church for transformative experience.

Our Vision is to be passionate and authentic people worshiping God, living a life of discipleship that is evident of spiritual transformation through our core values of Engaging, Connecting, Growing, and Sending. 

Reconciliation with God.

What is the glory of God? The glory of God is the gravity that keeps those who see and savor it from spinning off into the spacious trivialities of sin. God’s desire is that He might be known and enjoyed for His nature and character.

We believe that the center of the gospel is the glory and grace of Jesus Christ, so we strive to be a church that is centered on the gospel and reconciled to God through Christ. We preach the grace of Jesus unapologetically because it is God’s grace that trains us to be holy (Titus 2:11-12). Because of what Jesus did on the cross, we can now be reconciled to God. Our mission is to preach this gospel unapologetically to the world.

Reconciliation with others.

Though each Christian has a personal relationship with God, that relationship is not individual or private. The Christian faith is not intended to be lived in isolation. We were made for community; relationship with God and with each other. The local church is not merely a place that we attend but a people to whom we belong. The Bible calls us members of the body (1 Corinthians 12:12-31) with the expectation that we contribute to the body for the glory of God and the good of His people.

Reconciliation with others means living in a Gospel-centered community together; a radical call amid a culture of mere attendance and casual involvement. It involves mutual love, care, consistency and authenticity as we seek to adorn the person and work of Christ with our lives.

The Petal UMC Family:

A story of God's amazing grace.

Petal United Methodist Church is a church steeped in Wesleyan Heritage.  We strive to worship God passionately, show radical hospitality to all persons, intentionally grow people in faith, and send people out to proclaim the good news.  We consider Scripture to be the primary source of our doctrine and practice of ministry.  Yet, we hold to tradition, reason, and experience, as we interpret God's will for our life as a church.  What does this all mean?

  • We are a people who love God in all things.
  • We are a people who love others, no matter who they are.
  • We strive to transform the world one person at a time.
  • We encourage discipleship instead of membership.

This can be seen in our core values:

  • ENGAGE all people and meet them where they are.
  • CONNECT people with God and others.
  • GROW people in faith, fellowship, and service
  • SEND people to the ends of the Earth, sharing the good news!