Christ Methodist Church
memphis, Tennessee - United States
With an average of 5000 members, Christ Church is a leading Evangelical United Methodist congregation with a rich history of faithfully teaching Orthodox Wesleyan theology, developing disciple-making leaders, and establishing missional ministries intentionally reaching beyond the walls of the church into the city and the world.
Sr. Pastor Shane Stanford, who has served in the position for five years, currently leads Christ Church. Pastor Shane’s unique story, dealing with HIV through a blood transfusion as a teenager, has shaped his life and the congregation. With over 700,000 people in the area disconnected to Jesus and a local church, the mission field is vast and Christ Church believes that by developing families on mission, they will participate with God in reaching these individuals.
Highlighted as one of the top 25 fastest growing Methodist churches in America, Christ Church is poised for exponential growth.
MISSION, VALUES, & INITIATIVES
We exist to glorify God as we make, mature, and mobilize disciples of Jesus Christ by loving Jesus and loving like Jesus in the world.
- Worship: Glorifying God in all things
- Care: Doing life together
- Share: Practicing generosity
- Grow: Making disciples who make disciples
- Serve: Being the hands and feet of Jesus
- A CHURCH THAT MULTIPLIES
Creating new worship services & neighborhood ministry centers to expand our “life witness” to the unchurched
- EXPAND THE CORE
Invest in the training of new leaders
- DEVELOP A YOUNG ADULT CORE
Recruit, connect, & disciple the future leadership of the church
- CHRIST CHURCH GLOBAL
Expand the ministry of Christ Church via Asbury Theological Seminary-Memphis & strategic media outlets
- EXPAND MISSIONAL REACH
Reinforce our connection to affiliate partners & seek the “next generation” of partners
- CREATE A CULTURE OF COMMUNITY
Prioritize Community Life Groups & No Whispers Initiative
- INFLUENCE THE WORLD FOR THE WESLEYAN MOVEMENT
Serve as a leading voice for orthodox Wesleyan theology