About Our Church

We are a caring community of faith that welcomes individuals from all walks of life. You are always invited to join us for a time of praise, fellowship and contemplation as we celebrate our Savior and explore the mysteries of faith.
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Our Mission & Vision

Our vision is to be a
“Grace-Centered, Disciple Developing Community.”


Mission & Purpose

The mission of The United Methodist Church (UMC) is “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Our vision and mission statements reveal the basics that constitute the UMC which include the love of God and neighbor and the transformation of the world.

Evangelical United Methodist Church (EUM) of Huntington, Indiana is an inclusive church family committed to Jesus Christ, committed to reaching others by proclaiming the Gospel, committed to serving the needs of our community and beyond in Christ’s name, and committed to nurturing the growing faith of children, youth, and adults.

Our Team

Worship Times

Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs & Values

Explore what we believe about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and more. We also have a unique heritage and areas of emphasis. Learn what we mean when we talk about grace, how we serve people around the world,
and ways we grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. 


We believe in God as a Trinity—three persons in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons and speaks of the several ways we experience God. We also try to find adjectives that describe the divine nature. God is “everlasting” and “infinite” in “power, wisdom, justice, goodness, and love.” 


We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrate God’s redeeming love. Paradoxically, we also believe that Jesus was fully human. Perhaps best of all, we believe in Jesus as Savior, as the one through whom God has freed us of our sin and has given us the gift of whole life, eternal life, and salvation. We speak of this gift as the atonement, our “at-oneness” or reconciliation with God. 

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God’s present activity in our midst. When we sense God’s leading, God’s challenge, or God’s support or comfort, we say that it’s the Holy Spirit at work. The Holy Spirit can not be seen or held: “The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes” (John 3:8). But the effect of God’s Spirit, like the wind, could be felt and known.

The Bible

In congregational worship we read from the Bible. Through preaching, we interpret its message for our lives. It forms the background of most of our hymns and liturgy. It’s the foundation of our church school curriculum. Many of us use it in our individual devotional lives, praying through its implications day by day. The Wesleyan Quadrilateral encourages us to read Scripture through the lens of our traditions, reason, and experience. 

The Church

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today. We believe that the church is “the communion of saints,” a community made up of all past, present, and future disciples of Christ.  We believe that the church is called to worship God and to support those who participate in its life as they grow in faith.


We also believe that in baptism God initiates a covenant with us, announced with the words, The Holy Spirit works within you, that being born through water and the Spirit, you may be a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ. Baptism represents believers’ repentance and forgiveness of sins. It also signifies a new birth and the beginning of a person’s Christian discipleship. People of all ages can be baptized in The United Methodist Church.


The Lord’s Supper is a holy meal of bread and juice that symbolizes the body and blood of Christ. We practice “open communion,” welcoming all who love Christ, repent of their sin, and seek to live in peace with one another. We believe that the Communion Table is the Lord’s Table and you do not need to be a member of our church or any other church to receive the sacrament of communion.

Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership

Our Pastor: Rev. Chris Lantz

Our Pastor: Rev. Chris Lantz

Senior Pastor

Bio coming soon!

Terri Strong

Terri Strong

Administrative Assistant

Scott Bower

Scott Bower


Mark Kiefer

Mark Kiefer

Adult Choir Director & Organist

Janet Miller

Janet Miller

Youth Director

Marissa Stephan

Marissa Stephan

Assistant Youth Director

Jennifer Bowman

Jennifer Bowman

Director of Children's Ministry

Mark & Dee Swing

Mark & Dee Swing


Flav Ann Karst

Flav Ann Karst

Preschool Director


Frequently Asked Questions

What are your service times and what should I expect?

We are worshiping in-person Sundays at 8:30am and both in-person and virtually at 10:30am. You can watch the recording of each week’s livestream at a time that works for your schedule. 

At EUM, you should expect to be warmly greeted and to feel right at home on your first visit.  Even if you have never been to worship before, you’ll find that the worship service is simple to follow, the teachings are meaningful, thoughtful and relevant to your life, and there are no insider secrets. Each service varies in worship style and personality and music styles range from traditional to contemporary.

What is your denominational affiliation?

EUM is part of The United Methodist denomination, the second largest Protestant denomination in America, and we uphold our heritage by pursuing ministry in keeping with this tradition. We seek to be generous in spirit, openminded, devoted to Jesus Christ, and wholly surrendered to God. We strive for personal holiness by inviting people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ, and we pursue social holiness in the public sphere by addressing key issues of our time so that our world will look more like the Kingdom of God.

How do I become a member at EUM?

If you are considering membership at EUM, we invite you to contact the church office or our Senior Pastor. You’ll learn more about the church, get to know our pastors and staff and discover the expectations of our members.