About Us

Who we are, where we come from, and where we're headed as a church family

Who we are

“We desire for you to come as you are and have an authentic experience of Jesus in all His love, wonder and beauty.


We believe that church should be more like a lifeboat than a pleasure cruise.

Church should be a place that welcomes all people. Church should help see people healed and set free to become who God has created them to be.


We have learned over the years that this a powerful, exciting and, at times, messy journey. That is why we emphasize the grace, mercy and love the Father has for us, and that we should have for each other.


We would love for you be our guest this Sunday at 8 and 9:30 a.m.. If you have any questions, please contact us and we’ll be happy to get back to you!”


Where we come from

 Rather than being a place where people are met with shame, guilt, and condemnation, Jesus leads us to be a family that extends His grace, mercy, and forgiveness to everyone. No matter what you’ve been through or what questions you might have, we want you to be a part of the family.


There are people attending, and even leading South Reno, who have major hurts, habits, and hang-ups. In fact, perfect people are not allowed. We’re a community of people who don’t have it all together but are discovering what it means to find life in Jesus, to follow him fully, to break free from our past, and to walk in victory together. That’s who we are.


South Reno United Methodist Church was officially chartered in 1989, but we were a church long before that. Our mission, with every Christian on earth, is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 


We believe discipleship is central to Christianity. We also believe that discipleship is something that we do together. (That is why we are all about relationships.) 


We believe that everyone can learn to do what Jesus did on earth, and should take responsibility for growing to do so. We aim at all times to model Jesus’ approach to his followers which was low control, high accountability.


Three simple questions are integral in this process:

  •  What is God saying to you?
  • What are you going to do about it?
  • Who are you going to tell?

 

What on earth does that mean? SRUMC is not a warehouse to store perfect people. We are a life giving church that is all about relationships. Come and experience who we are and the life-transforming power of God’s love. See you Sunday!

What to expect

What to expect at South Reno?

At South Reno, you’ll be welcomed into a friendly, casual environment by people who are excited to see you. We want you to have an idea of what to expect when you arrive at a South Reno. All you have to do from here is come as you are and find out more for yourself!


At a Sunday service, you can expect:

  • Each service to last one hour.
  • Thought-provoking and engaging messages based on the Bible.
  • Grace-filled worship.
  • Fun teaching for your kids.


Find your personal next step:

  • A place to belong. At South Reno, we are the people you can grow, laugh, and serve with. We have groups for men, women, couples, students, hobbyists, athletes, and more!
  • A chance to make a difference. God created you with gifts and skills that you can use to change lives in your community and the world. Serve at South Reno or connect with one of our MissionPossible groups to get started.
  • A way to grow. We want to equip you with the tools to develop as a fully devoted follower of Christ. As an individual, family, or part of a Small Group, you can keep learning.


Your family will enjoy:

Each weekend, newborns through 12th graders, learn the truth about who God is and who they are because of Him through age-specific lessons, small groups, and trusted adult leadership.


What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at South Reno. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the South Reno family.


Beyond that, if you're ready to plan your first visit, click here. Or if you'd simply like to get in touch with a person on our lead team directly, click the button below.