We believe that values are the foundational principles that define our witness of Jesus Christ and informs how we make disciples at Ogden Memorial. Our community is defined by five key principles that enable us to be the people who God has called us to be in Princeton and around the world.
Experiencing the love of Jesus Christ is a central value of Ogden Memorial UMC. Our church believes that we are called to follow God’s Great Commandment as we offer a congregation that is accepting of all people. Our members work to show God’s love to each other and all individuals through meaningful worship and supportive fellowship.
We believe discipleship is the process of growing in Christ’s likeness through the renewing of our minds. (Romans 12:1-2) Discipleship is an active and intentional investment into the life of God with other believers where we are equipped and encouraged to take on the characteristics of God. We believe discipleship leads us into a lifelong journey with God that enables us to make a difference in the world and our community.
Prayer is a dialogue with God recognizing His holiness, power, sovereignty, and will. Prayer can be for thanksgivings, petition, repentance, intercession, guidance, and healing. They will unleash the power of God through the Holy Spirit.
Worship is a covenant relationship, loving God with all our heart, soul, and mind. (Matthew 22:37) Worship is our response to God’s infinite love – drawing near to Him as He draws near to us. (James 4:8) We expectantly enter the presence of God, our spirits touching His Spirit, living in complete dependence on Him.
Community is a group of believers united to show the goodness of Jesus Christ and what He has done for them and others. Community is a safe place to grow and share life, hurts, and happiness, while glorifying God and serving others.