Peralta Methodist Church believes in showing God’s Kingdom to the world. Through action, prayer, worship, and study, we share the love of Jesus Christ at Church, at work & home, and out into our community.
We believe that we are called to do the things Jesus tells us to:
Please explore the pages on this website and find out ways that you can help make the Kingdom of God real, here in Valencia County, New Mexico.
Jesus said that his followers would be marked, and known, by their love. and that’s why we believe that church is love enacted. BUT, THIS ISN’T A NEW IDEA. THE EARLIEST FOLLOWERS OF JESUS WERE NOT DEFINED BY WHAT HAPPENED IN THEIR SPACE, BUT BY HOW THEY LIVED AND ACTED IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE. In the second century, when a plague swept the Roman Empire, Christians didn’t join those who were fleeing for safety to the countryside. Instead, they stayed in the cities to tend to the dying. They seized the opportunity to embody Christ’s love. And when their neighbors practiced infanticide, exposing unwanted children to the elements—where they’d either die or be snatched up to be trafficked or enslaved—Christians adopted vulnerable children into their families.
DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN. BY ALL THE MEANS YOU CAN. IN ALL THE WAYS YOU CAN. IN ALL THE PLACES YOU CAN. AT ALL THE TIMES YOU CAN. TO ALL THE PEOPLE YOU CAN. AS LONG AS EVER YOU CAN.
METHODIST FOUNDER JOHN WESLEY CALLED THIS ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT OF HUMANITY “SOCIAL HOLINESS.” By inviting others into their lives, including those who were isolated or marginalized, disciples of Jesus, Wesley maintained, would grow in their own commitment to Christ.