For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future – Jeremiah 29:11


For the past few years there have been ongoing discussions regarding the future of the broader denomination of the United Methodist Church. Our beloved Founding Pastor Robert Hasley first gathered a group of lay leaders years ago to help shepherd the church to a decision when the moment arose. After hundreds of hours of research and discussions, the lay leadership of St. Andrew has reached a decision. St. Andrew will disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church and will not affiliate with any other existing Methodist denomination. St. Andrew will remain Methodist with the same Wesleyan theology. We will be named St. Andrew Methodist and operate over a period as an independent Methodist Church while seeking partnerships and accountability with other like-hearted churches. Just as we have been since our founding in 1986, we will stay focused on our mission as a Methodist Church to create passionate disciples of Jesus Christ and remain Biblically-based, Christ-centered, and Grace-filled. Our program, our services, and our people will remain the same. This decision will allow us to serve with grace, dignity, and an accountable structure necessary to carry our congregation and the communities we serve into the future.

Take a few moments to read a variety of heartfelt letters from our pastors, staff and lay leaders for their perspectives and support of this important decision for our church.

Our Decision
for St. Andrew

by Kathy King & Rev. Arthur Jones

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A Review of the
The Process and Decision

by Greg Greene

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Love for
All Methodists

by Rev. Kim Meyers

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The Best Decision for
St. Andrew’s Future

by Court Smith

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Our Call to
Care and Love

by Rev. Jennifer Powell

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The Christian Faith:
Past, Present, Future

by Rev. Lauren Gerlach

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St. Andrew
is Truly Unique

by Forrest Pool

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I Have Hope

by Rev. Jimmy Decker

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The History
of Methodism

by Dr. Scott Engle

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