About Us


We are called by God to provide “A Casual Place for a Serious Faith” in Christ Jesus.

We picture all persons –family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and fellow students– having their lives continuously transformed by the power of God as we obediently follow Christ Jesus.

Open Arms Community Church exists to follow Jesus’ Great Commandment to love God and other persons (Matthew 22:34-40) and to fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission to make Christ-followers of all persons (Matthew 28:16-20).


  • We believe that God’s love is essential to all we are and do
  • We believe that lost people matter to God and therefore should matter to us
  • We believe that a “come as you are” environment encourages persons to investigate the claims of Christ
  • We believe prayer is absolutely essential to effective ministry
  • We believe that the Bible, as God’s Word, is to guide us in all matters of faith and life
  • We believe that we must communicate the truth of Christ in ways that persons in our culture can understand
  • We believe that the worship of God is to be done consistently and with excellence
  • We believe that healthy relationships and life transformation occurs best in small group settings
  • We believe that God’s Holy Spirit can truly help persons live in ways that are pleasing to our Lord
  • We believe that every follower of Jesus is to be a team-member involved in service to others as a demonstration of love for God and others

Open Arms Community Church is a Free Methodist Congregation.