New Florida from Old Florida
The Horizon West and West Orange areas are growing at a rapid pace. It seems every day more land is being cleared, more houses are being built, and more sold signs are popping up in the yards. There is no doubt a new community is sprouting from the historic orange groves.
Citrus Church is a new United Methodist Church passionate about cultivating the spiritual life of West Orange and Horizon West.
Citrus Church exists to offer a refreshing invitation to Jesus
What We Believe
Citrus is a new United Methodist Church
Our Methodist Roots
In the early 1700’s, John and Charles Wesley gathered together with other students at Oxford and began pursuing a life of intentionally following Jesus. They prayed, read and served together. Over time, they (and their friends) entered into ministry and began a revival movement in England that spread throughout the world. It focused on grace, personal awareness and developing a personal relationship with Jesus. This movement was called the Methodist Revival and birthed over 80 church traditions.
Our Methodist Connection
Citrus is a part of the United Methodist Church, the largest of the churches springing from this revival. We are an official plant of the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and operate in the East Central District.
Our Welcome to All
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. Together, we are a more complete vision of the family of God.
Our Core Practices
Through regular worship, God teaches us through the Scriptures, prayer, draws us closer to one another, and transforms our lives.
Studying together opens us to the lives of others — others who are struggling with the same questions and issues — and builds the body of Christ by connecting people.
Service helps us build relationships with those in our community. Scripture teaches that we experience God when we are in relationships with those in need.