First United Methodist Church in Shelbyville, Tennessee, is located on the public square. Our ministries, however, extend out to the world.
Our congregation has been worshiping and serving Jesus for 193 years. But our focus is on what lies ahead and what God is calling us to do. Like Methodists have since the start, we emphasize scriptural salvation that recognizes God’s grace and our response in holy living; faith that touches both head and heart; discipleship that is both personal and social, doing compassion and justice.
Our worship is “blended,” mixing the best of yesterday and today, with a long tradition of excellence in music and preaching. We offer a variety of different Bible study and hands-on mission opportunities.
Our official mission is: “To glorify God, as we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!” Along we the way, we love one another, and support one another, with Christ’s amazing grace.
We invite you to join us in this great journey.