W.C. Martin United Methodist is part of The United Methodist Church, a global church that opens hearts, opens doors and opens minds through active engagement with our world.
John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.
“No generation that forgets its indebtedness to the past is likely to transmit to the future any worthy heritage. It is for this reason that the preservation of church records and the writing of church history are recognized as an obligation of primary importance. How else can the people of a later generation become acquainted with the adversities and toils and achievements of those who went before them?”
William C. Martin,
Resident Bishop of the Central Texas Conference
1948 to 1964