Who We Are

The Pahrump Valley United Methodist Church is here for you. We are a friendly and diverse group of young, old and middle-aged. We are single, married, divorced, widowed, parents and grandparents. What we have most in common is our love of the Lord Jesus Christ. We want to share His love with you.

What we have learned from our Lord and each other in this community of faith is this: We believe that God has brought you here for a purpose. Come worship with us. Come as you are. In Christ’s holy name, you are welcome here.

The people of The United Methodist Church are part of the second  largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Our worldwide  connection includes approximately 12.5 million members. 

The United Methodist Church was formed when the Methodist Church and the  Evangelical United Brethren Church merged in 1968. But we trace our  heritage back to the movement begun in 1729 in England by John and  Charles Wesley.
Find out more about our history.

Here is the link to the official UMC web site.

Below, you will find a brief list of some of the distinctive characteristics  of our denomination. The United Methodist Church is:

Clicking on the following topics will take you to the official United Methodist Church web site...

Today we speak many languages and live in many countries—with different cultures, ethnic traditions, national histories and understandings of  Christian faith and practice.

Every United Methodist congregation is interconnected throughout the  denomination via a unique, interlocking chain of conferences. The United Methodist Church practices representative democracy in its governance.  Conferences elect delegates who are authorized to act and vote. 
Learn more about our structure.

All persons are welcome to attend our churches and receive Holy Communion, and are eligible to be baptized and become members.

Grounded in Scripture
United Methodist trust free inquiry in matters of Christian doctrine. Our  faith is guided by Scripture, tradition, experience and reason. Of  paramount importance, however, is Scripture as the witness of God’s  creating, redeeming and sustaining relationship with God’s people.
Learn more about our basic beliefs.

The United Methodist Church has a Wesleyan heritage, and as such,  places an emphasis on mind and heart (knowledge and vital piety) and  putting faith and love into practice (life).
Find out more about our Wesleyan heritage.

Concerned about social justice
For more than 200 years, The United Methodist Church and its predecessor  bodies have expressed concern for God’s children everywhere — the poor,  the orphaned, the aging, the sick, the oppressed and the imprisoned.
Learn more about our mission and ministry.

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of  the world. In uncomplicated terms, this means we strive to nurture  followers of Christ who then reach out and teach others about the love  of Jesus. 
Find out about our mission around the world

United Methodists consider dialogue and missional cooperation between  United Methodists and other Christians as a valid witness to the unity  of the body of Christ.
Learn about our ecumenical and interreligious relationships.

Pahrump Valley United Methodist Church     1300 East Highway 372     Pahrump Nevada 89048     775.727.6767