Our Mission - To make disciples who make disciples for Jesus Christ
Our Vision - To
lead the lost to Christ through our prayers, our witness
and our invitation and to make the Invisible visible, both Online and in Person.
In God - When we join with millions of Christians through the ages in understanding God as a Trinity—three co-existent and co-equal Persons in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
In Jesus - We believe that salvation is only attained through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrates God's redeeming love
In the Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit is God's present activity in our midst. When we sense God's leading, God's challenge, or God's support or comfort, it's the Holy Spirit at work
Human Being - Genesis
1:27 states that we've been made in the image of the Creator. As
descendants of Adam & Eve we are however, born with a sinful nature
in need of redemption which is found only by repentance and faith in
Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Church - is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today.
The Bible - We believe that the Bible is God’s infallible and inerrant Word and is the primary authority for our faith and practice.
original Camp Verde Methodist Episcopal Church is shown in the
background. In the 1920’s, the top floor was the original part of the
church and the bottom was new. The original church was raised to be the
top floor and the bottom floor was an addition.
Lillian Sweeten remembers, while living near Rimrock, an unknown woman phoned her with the news that the church was on fire. By the time she arrived at the church, only the fellowship hall was standing, except for the cross. That same cross was saved and has been remounted on our present church. Lillian says there was no hesitation – the congregation decided to rebuild. For the next year, she remembers going to Methodist services at the Catholic Church while building was in progress. During the rebuilding process, VBS children met at the church and were taken to the banks of the Verde River for VBS classes.
Virginia Purinton speaks of early Pastors Ryan, McCarthur and especially of a newly ordained Eric Folsom who came to Camp Verde from Alabama and remembers that he loved to “talk about his superior checker playing ability”. His mother and brother even moved here with him. Virginia recalls his beautiful voice and that he sang a solo every Sunday. He baptized Virginia when she was 14 years old, by emersion in the Verde River. A later minister, Rev. Clark, supervised the building of a new stucco (or brick) church then the raising of the existing wood frame church to the top floor, sometime before 1924.