Who We Are & What We Believe

Moving together into God’s future! 

Nampa First is one of the oldest congregations in Nampa, having served God in this community for nearly 112 years.  As a historic church, tradition is important to us.  Yet, we seek to keep our hearts, minds and doors open to the future God is leading us into.

In seeking this future we are guided by Scripture, which is central to what we do and believe, as well as by our hearts.  In practice, this means that we are a diverse group, united by our love of God and neighbor.  It also means that we try to balance personal faith with service to others, both locally and globally.  In sum, following the guidance of Scripture and leading of the Holy Spirit, we seek to lead with our hearts, keep our minds open, and welcome every person that God sends through our doors.  It is our hope that you will join us on this journey.

As United Methodists, we hold beliefs similar to most other Christian churches, including faith in God:  the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and salvation by grace.  Our teachings are grounded in Scripture, informed by Christian tradition, enlivened by personal experience, and tested by reason.

Above all, we emphasize God’s loving offer of relationship to every person and so we welcome all to join us at God’s table.  Thus, while we consider what Christians believe to be important, we emphasize right hearts over right beliefs.  In practice, this means we are a diverse group, united by our love of God and neighbor.  It also means that we try to balance personal faith with missional service to others both locally and globally.  In sum, following the guidance of Scripture and the leading of the Holy Spirit, we seek to lead with our hearts, keep our minds open, and welcome everyone through our doors.