By way of introduction…
God’s Missionary Church is part of a large body of believers known as “Wesleyan Methodists.” Following closely to the Bible as taught by John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church, our members seek to live their daily lives in accordance with the Scriptures. We understand that salvation is by faith alone. We understand that good works do not merit salvation. We also understand that out of a heart of love for the Savior, any command or principle taught within the Word of God is our sincere delight to follow. We believe the plan of salvation includes freedom from committed sin and freedom from the nature of sin in this life. The call to holiness throughout the Bible is not imaginary. The sanctified life is a Divine requirement, but more importantly, it is a blessed privilege for every born again believer.
In February 1932, these truths were preached in Dreese’s School House formerly located on our church site. The meetings were held nightly and resulted in a powerful spiritual awakening throughout the Beavertown-Middleburg area. Scores of people were converted, and soon regular services were conducted in the little school. Many families experienced persecution for attending the “holiness” meetings. The emotionalism of the early meetings was ridiculed, and the fledgling group was predicted for defeat.
Across the years, much of the ridicule has turned to acceptance as lives have been changed, homes restored and the power of the Gospel revealed. Even those who still approach the Wesleyan tradition with a degree of skepticism find the “old time religion” refreshing in an age of political correctness. The old hymns and gospel songs that make up our church music are precious in a church world that has forsaken the old tunes for contemporary worship styles. These many years later, detractors who desired defeat have not been satisfied. From this congregation, other churches have been formed across Pennsylvania. Today, members serve in pastorates and mission stations around the world. In the words of Wesley: “The World is our Parish.”
Today, we still preach the same Bible message preached in 1932. At times our people are still questioned about their careful lifestyle. But Wesleyan Methodists have always preferred the time honored and the time tested principles of God’s Word over the opinion of man.
Now as then, anyone is welcome to attend and be part of our congregation regardless of background or belief. If you have spiritual concerns or simply have questions about our people, you are encouraged to attend our services or speak to a pastor at any time. You will find our people to be people just like you. We have known triumph, trouble and tragedy. We have known victory and defeat. Through it all and best of all, we know a Saviour. We are ordinary mortals on a journey of faith. Whatever your religious profession or association, join us as we join you for the journey!