Our Vision at College Avenue United Methodist Church  

Vision Statement 

College Avenue United Methodist Church (CAUMC) of Manhattan, KS exists to allow the Holy Spirit to be visible in persons through our participation in a community of faith: to welcome diversity within God’s creation, and to encourage the telling of God’s story through traditional and creative celebrations of worship, study, and outreach. 

Through Discipleship, our staff and volunteers are dedicated to following Christ’s example. College Avenue United Methodist Church appreciates the diversity within God’s people.   

Statement of Inclusion 

At College Avenue United Methodist Church, we strive to live in ways which respect the dignity of others, communicate compassion, convey hospitality to others, promote spiritual growth, strengthen our sense of community, and enhance our discipleship. We affirm God’s grace is available to all, without exception, and we welcome the full inclusion of all God’s people to participate in all aspects of the church’s life and ministry. We stand against the exclusion of any people, and believe that we can love one another even though we may not think alike. The love of God is shown in the living example of Jesus Christ, and we commit ourselves to advance this Christian message of inclusion and justice. 

The Apostles’ Creed 

I commit myself to God, the Father Almighty, 
creator of heaven and earth.
I set my heart upon Jesus Christ,
his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and will come again
to judge the living and the dead.
I place my trust in the Holy Spirit,
the holy church universal,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.