We welcome you...

Welcome to Grace United Methodist Church!!  We recenly celebrated our 150th year of reaching out to Children, Youth and Families of Northwest Iowa.

We welcome you to come and check us out.  Bring encourage you to bring your Bible with you.  We do have Bibles here is you need one.  We believe the Bible is the True Word of God and is our map through this life.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.  2 Timothy 3:15-17

Grace Mission Statement

Grace Mission Statement

Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Growing in Faith
Growing in Community
Growing in Service

God's Purpose for us...

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.  ~Proverbs 19: 21


Being a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ means to learn from Him and to stay close to Him.

When Christ called His first disciples He simply said, “Follow Me.”

These humble fishermen responded by leaving their careers, their possessions, and even their families to follow Him (Matthew 4: 18-22).

A parallel passage in (Luke 5: 1-11) uses the phrase “they forsook all” as they began this new journey with Jesus. The word “forsake” literally means that they turned their back on their former lives. It implies a choice and a commitment.

This wasn’t just a part-time project for them where they could change their minds in a few days and go back to their profession as fishermen. They left everything — and by doing so they were making a promise to complete the course and finish this new assignment.

Christian Core Values

Is a principle or standard about what is important in one’s life. Therefore, Christian values are the principles that a follower of Jesus Christ holds as necessary, the principles of life that Jesus taught.

Christian values don’t change over time. They are consistent from generation to generation since their foundation is found in God’s Word, the Bible.

Worldly values include wealth, power, pleasure, revenge, fame, vanity, and status. These are the most important things to people who perceive no power or purpose beyond themselves

Worldly values promote jealousies, resentments, and conflicts among people following the objectives of Satan.

The Christian values taught in the Bible are often the opposite of worldly values: kindness and respect for all people instead of power; humility instead of status; honesty and generosity instead of wealth; self-control instead of self-indulgence; forgiveness instead of revenge.

Christian values promote peace and goodwill among people following the purposes of God. We will never achieve perfection in this life, but those who strive to obey God often find a sense of joy and peace that no worldly rewards can match.

Membership Questions

For those people who wish to take their commitment deeper, to become a “member” of Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Barrie welcomes you to contact him.

Membership Vows:

  • Prayers: for others, the Church and the world.
  • Presence: at worship unless sick or out of town.
  • Money: joyfully giving “first fruits.”
  • Service: offering oneself to serve God in the church and world.
  • Witness: extending invitation to others to the Christ-following life.

New to Grace United Methodist Church?  We are delighted you are here and are glad you are interested in our church family and mission.  We are a church family that cares for one another and the world, who seeks to help all receive God’s grace and hopes that you will experience the joy of the faith through our community of faith that works together for our mission: “To Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.”

If you would like to join our church by a new profession of faith or by transfer from another church, please contact the church office so that Pastor Barrie Tritle can meet with you to go over the meaning of church membership and our vows along with what it means to be a United Methodist.  We will then set up a time for you and others to formally join our church during a future worship service.

May God bless you in your faith and life so that you may be a blessing to others.

Pastor Barrie Tritle