The Mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
The Vision of Kona United Methodist Church (KUMC) is growing disciples through worship, outreach, and living the gospel.
The Core Value of KUMC is OPENNESS. We believe in openness (no walls both physically and spiritually). We are open to the lead of the Holy Spirit. We are open to welcome ALL people with no judgments of one’s history or place in life.
The Mission Field of KUMC is a “GLOCAL” community. We are to be KUMC “Glocally”–globally by claiming that, “The world is our parish,” as stated by the founding father of Methodism, John Wesley and also locally as the church nested in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
KUMC is driven by “CLay” Leadership focusing on the spirit of collaboration between Clergy and Lay. It is nonhierarchical leadership forming structure with decentralized authority and fewer levels while respecting the role of Appointed Pastors directed by the Book of Discipline. In this leadership, clergies are the equippers/resource persons, not the doers of the ministry. They are equipping lay leaders to do the ministry.