About First Methodist CarrolltonEstablished in 1901, we are a vibrant multigenerational church located in Carrollton, Texas.
Our MissionCreate a community connected to God and others.
Our VisionFill every neighborhood with the Good News of God's love.
We love the experience of worshiping together with people from all backgrounds and ages, and there's a place for you here.
Who We Are
Welcome to First Methodist Carrollton! Our congregation is deeply rooted—we've been worshipping in Carrollton, Texas for over 110 years. But over the years, we have made intentional decisions to follow God as He does new things all around us, all the time.
We are a multigenerational church, so there's a place for everyone here. Some of us have been here for decades, but many of us have found a home here in the last couple of years. We celebrate our children and youth, and they fully participate in the life of the church. In our worship services, we love to sing together, pray for each other, and be encouraged by the word of God. While different demographics might prefer different styles, we value worshiping together more than dividing over personal preferences.
We have made a deliberate decision to worship in a contemporary way, while still cherishing and integrating the historic songs, confessions, and prayers of our faith. As Methodists, we follow the calendar and liturgies of the Christian year. We celebrate Advent leading up to Christmas, and we journey through Lent and Holy Week before celebrating Easter. We focus on the major events that were important in Jesus' life, so that we can learn to be like Him and love God and people just as He did.
As Methodists, we talk a lot about grace. We celebrate the ways God gives His grace to us and the ways we can extend His grace to others. We experience God's grace together as we celebrate Holy Communion, baptism, prayer, worship, and the study of the Scriptures. We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month, and it is always open to all who are seeking to know God.
We're passionate about missions and living out the gospel of Jesus Christ. We're committed to taking the good news of Jesus to places in the world where it's not, but we're also invested in our community. We are intentional about discipleship and helping each other grow in Christ.
What We BelieveWe affirm the historic Christian faith outlined in the Apostles Creed and Nicene Creed; these are the beliefs the majority of Christians hold true. Additionally, our theology is based on a Wesleyan understanding of Scripture. (Learn more about the founder of Methodism, John Wesley.)
We believe in one God in three persons—the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
The Father is the Creator and Sustainer of all things, visible and invisible. He created a perfect world and created humanity in His image to govern the earth, but humanity chose to rebel against God, introducing sin and death to the world.
Through the power of the Spirit, the Father sent the Son to be born of the virgin Mary, fully human and yet fully God, so Jesus might redeem all aspects of humanity and destroy the power of sin and death.
We believe the Holy Spirit is active in the world today, empowering each Christian to not only submit their life to God and grow in holiness, but also to reveal God to the world, including through signs and wonders, such as healing and miracles.