About Us

We are a local church with a mission heart and a long history in the Urbandale neighborhood. We strive to open our hearts, minds, and doors to all people. We seek to follow Jesus as we work together to create God’s kingdom on earth.

We are a United Methodist church who chooses to remain with our worldwide, impactful denomination as they move into the future AND serve God now through acts of justice, mercy, compassion, and service.

We are a Reconciling Congregation and have affirmed that we celebrate God’s gift of diversity and value the wholeness made possible in community equally shared and shepherded by all.

We welcome and affirm people of every gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, who are also of every age, race, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, level of education, and family structure, and of every economic, immigration, marital, and social status, and so much more. We acknowledge that we live in a world of profound social, economic, and political inequities. As followers of Jesus, we commit ourselves to the pursuit of justice and pledge to stand in solidarity with all who are marginalized and oppressed.

Pastor Janet Wilson

Pastor Janet is a lifelong Battle Creek resident and an Urbandale kid with deep roots in the community. She has a BS in Chemistry and an MA in Spiritual Formation. Former owner of Springfield Landscape Material, she became a Licensed Local Pastor in 2017. She currently serves half time as the Pastor of Christ UMC and half time as the Executive Director of Trinity Community Development Inc. in Battle Creek.