Our church is a wonderful church family with a rich history of connecting children and families with God’s love. Early in the last century when some members at Travis Park UMC needed a place closer to their homes in the Alamo Heights area to worship and to raise their children in the faith they began gathering for Sunday School. This led to our congregation growing through the years on Broadway. When space became a problem in the early 90’s our faith community made the difficult decision to provide for the future families of our church and to build this beautiful campus on Basse Road. We have a habit of stepping out in faith and following God and now have two additional campuses. Asbury UMC on San Pedro Ave. and Riverside Community Church in Bulverde began their faith journeys at AHUMC and stay connected to us as family.
What makes AHUMC unique?
Here at AHUMC we celebrate the fact that our Methodist tradition provides for a hopeful, open-minded exploration of what it means to be Christian. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, said... "in essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; and in all things, charity." Our objective is to move closer together in relationship just as God draws us closer to Him and gently leads us into His continually unfolding plan for our lives. We believe a primary role of our church is to grow, train and equip disciples. As disciples we then positively impact the communities in which we live and work.
The Mission of AHUMC is “to Partner with God in bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth by making Disciples of Jesus Christ.”
Our Core Values
We believe our Core Values are the attributes of a disciple which we seek to embody. They have grown out of the unique journey the Lord has led us in over the past century. The acro- nym we use to remember and to help us internalize these five values is “STARS.”
•Sonship (Daughterhood)...disciples of Christ know they are precious sons or daughters of the Father. This is our identity in Christ. We are valued by our Creator beyond any- thing we can imagine.
•Text...a disciple knows that Scripture is the inspired word of God. Disciples understand that deeply grasping the truths contained within the text requires cultural context. We have a special interest in learning and exploring what we call the Ancient Paths, that is, the same Scriptures that Jesus studied. We believe that it is most useful to understand the Hebraic cultural context and life experiences in which the Scriptures were written in order to understand them.
•Action...a disciple knows that the Christian life should be one of actively partnering with God. We value learning highly... but not as an end in itself. Learning must be more than an exercise of the mind. It must translate into joining Christ in mission and walking with Him in the world.
•Relationship...disciples live their Christian lives in community and value people and process over program and project. The ends cannot be the sole measure of the means. Very often, the means are the end! Investments in people yield eternal results.
•Spirit...a disciple is one who is guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit. God’s presence in the Spirit shows us how to be, what to do and how to do it.
That’s a lot to digest! There is a shorter summary. Jesus called it “the Great Commandment,” combining Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (the Shema) with Leviticus 19:18, “You shall love the Lord with all your heart, soul and might and love your neighbor as yourself.”