What We Believe

“There are many doctrines of a less essential nature … In these we may think and let think; we may ‘agree to disagree.’ But, mean time, let us hold fast the essentials of the faith, which was once delivered to the saints.”
John Wesley - Founder of Methodism
O'Fallon First is a United Methodist congregation.  We believe that all people are of sacred worth.  It is our mission to

Connect imperfect people to a perfect God

One God

We believe in one triune God: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. All three persons of the trinity are equal and co-exist.  Learn More

One Church

We exist as a part of the church universal. The church exists in the world as the body of Christ. We are an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world. Learn More

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the primary authority for our faith and practice. Learn More


We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrate God's redeeming love. Learn More


Human beings are created equally and made in God’s image. We exists as a part of creation.  Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create. Learn More


Baptism is a sign of our salvation that marks the start of our lifelong journey as disciples of Jesus Christ.  Because baptism is not dependent on our work, we believe any person can be baptized regardless of age. Learn More


We believe in two sacraments: Baptism and Holy Communion. We believe in co-transubstantiation. Christ is present alongside the bread and cup (without changing the physical properties). We believe all are welcome to take communion. Learn More

Social Principles

The United Methodist Church believes God's love for the world is an active and engaged love, a love seeking justice and liberty. Learn More

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