First united Methodist Church, Opelika, Alabama

Vision, Mission, & Membership

Vision Statement

The vision of First United Methodist Church in Opelika, AL is to transform passive attenders to active disciples of Jesus Christ with an emphasis on continued growth in their relationship with Jesus Christ through weekly worship, daily discipleship opportunities (prayer, Bible reading and study), service in and beyond the churchspiritual friendships, and giving of time, talents, and resources.


Mission Statement

The mission statement of First United Methodist Church in Opelika, AL is: “Making Lifetime Followers of Jesus Christ”
To fulfill this mission, this congregation strives to:

  • WIN people to Jesus Christ
  • GROW people into a deeper love for Christ
  • DEVELOP people into a greater love for their neighbor


30 for 30 Vision Report

In the first half of 2015, a diverse group of members of FUMC were commissioned to develop a vision statement for the church and make recommendations for the immediate future.  The findings and recommendations of this group can be found in the 30 for 30 Visioning Team Report (click the link for the report).



Our family of faith welcomes those who wish to join us in this exciting, corporate venture of faith. Members are received into our church in the following ways:

  • By Profession of Faith – For people making a first-time public commitment to Jesus Christ
  • By Restoration of Faith – For people who are renewing their commitment to Jesus Christ
  • By Transfer from another United Methodist Church – For people who are moving their church membership from another United Methodist Church.
  • By Transfer from another Denomination – For people who are moving their church membership from another Christian denomination.
    Confirmation Classes are held each year for youth 6th grade and above.
  • Our altar is open to all who wish to pray or seek membership in our body of believers.

For more information on becoming a part of our congregation, call the church office at (334) 745-7604 or emailing Laura Boggs at