We believe…

Unified with Christians around the world, we believe in God - the Holy Trinity - who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus is the incarnation of God – truly God and truly human. We believe in salvation through Jesus, accomplished by his death and resurrection. We believe that Jesus rose from death as a foretaste of our eventual resurrection. 


A Tolerant Faith…

We believe that we are part of the Church universal. Therefore, we do not believe that we are the only Christians. We follow the dictum, "In the essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, charity.” Though we believe in all of the core teachings of the Christian faith, we also recognize that faithful Christians throughout the centuries have had differences of opinion concerning a number of issues. We recognize Trinitarian baptisms from any church, and we baptize infants, children, youth, and adults. We do not practice re-baptism. We seek heartily to respect the conscience of every believer.


A Growing Faith…

As Methodists, we believe that Christians are to “go on to perfection.” This simply means that we are called upon by God to grow in faith, knowledge, holiness, and love. We can become more like Jesus in this life.


A Cooperative Faith…

We long for the day in which all Christians are fully re-united just as they were long ago. Therefore, we joyfully seek out cooperation and fellowship with churches of other denominations. Jesus prayed, “That they may all be one.” In keeping in the spirit of Jesus’ prayer, we work effortlessly to see to fruition the uniting of heart, mind, font, and table with all the followers of Jesus. 


A Dedicated Faith…

Ours is a church best expressed beyond the typical Sunday worship service. We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people. We support a variety of work beyond the walls of the church building, such as: Christian camping programs, outreach to college students, inner-city centers for the poor, residential centers for abused and troubled youth, nursing homes, programs for the chemically dependent, mentoring programs for struggling children, leadership development, schools and hospitals in Africa, South America, and Asia, a major university, and advocacy for the marginalized. 


A Connected Faith…

We believe that our faith in Jesus will connect us, one to another. There is no solitary religion. We demonstrate this connectional faith in a variety of ways. In practical terms, we embody the connection through our various Small Groups and gatherings. Fellowship, growth in love and knowledge, and service are all marks of our connectional system. We become responsible for each other. Covenant accountability is a distinguishing mark of our tradition in which we empower one another in works of mercy and acts of piety.  

Who We Are…

Wesley is a multi-generational parish of United Methodist Christians. Right in the heart of El Reno, OK, Wesley has been serving the community for 125 years. Our mission is to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World. This is our guiding principle in all aspects of Church life. 

Whether you are a new follower of Jesus or a long-time follower, whether you are strong in faith or are doubting –even if you know little or nothing about Jesus and are just curious: we welcome you with open arms. All people of all ages and stations are invited into our doors. As our founder, John Wesley, once said, “All the world is my Parish,” so we look upon every person as a beloved child of God. 


Worship at Wesley...

Here at Wesley, we offer two services of worship every Sunday:

8:20 am  - Traditional in feel with favorite hymns, creeds, and prayers

10:45 am - Blended with elements ancient and modern, including weekly Communion


Special Services of Worship are also offered throughout the year, including:

        Ash Wednesday

        Holy 3 Days: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Great Vigil

        Christmas Eve

        Spring Revival


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