What we believe


We believe the church belongs to God and that the church is, in the words of the Apostle Paul, the body of Christ. The church is to be the physical presence of Christ in the world. As such, our primary aim is to do God’s 21st century will.

At Mount Pleasant, we are Christians who are excited to be part of the United Methodist Church.

What is a United Methodist?

United Methodists are the second largest Protestant denomination in America. United Methodists hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith. We are evangelical, but moderates rather than fundamentalists. We value intellect and modern science, while at the same time looking to the Bible as the authoritative guide for faith and practice. United Methodists have a passionate faith with strong convictions, but we also recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion.

United Methodists have been known for our emphasis on a personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world. We have historically valued well-informed and passionate preaching, worship that was lively, and small groups where people could grow in faith.

United Methodists have open hearts, and open minds–and welcome 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 704-483-3087 and ask to speak to one of our pastors.