Our Faith. Our World. Each Other.

At First United Methodist Church West Lafayette, we embrace and celebrate the complexities of our faith, our world, and each other. Together we pursue knowledge and understanding in our journey as Christians. We strive to make the world a better place through service and social action. And, we nature each other’s true selves as we collectively build a community of inclusive Christianity. As a Reconciling Congregation, we joyfully and unconditionally welcome and care for all in our Church family and beyond.

You Are Welcome

We, the people of First United Methodist Church West Lafayette, welcome everyone, through all life’s stages, with arms that are open, respectful, & loving. And by everyone, we mean regardless of a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, race, ability, bank balance, or background. As a Reconciling Congregation, we welcome you into our church family, for it is by joining hands that we support one another & share our faith journey.

Our Core Values

We are a loving and joyful church committed to celebrating God’s love in all we do.

  • Welcome, Acceptance, and Support for everyone through all of life’s stages in a way that is open, respectful, and loving.
  • Christ-centered worship that is relevant in the community and inspiration to all
  • Spiritual Growth towards Discipleship through nurturing, encouraging, respectful learning and dialogue
  • Active Christian Service That seeks out the hurt and marginalized and shares God’s Kingdom with all.

Our Mission

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


Whoever you are and wherever you are in your faith journey, you will find open hearts, open minds and an open home here!

After you have visited us, please consider learning more about us by joining our new member class led by our senior pastor. These small group classes will help you know one another and understand the foundational principles of the United Methodist Church. Members of various ministries will visit the classes to explain their groups’ goals and activities so you can develop a broad view of our congregation and select activities that interest to you. 

Prospective members are encouraged to contact the church office at 765-743-1285 or fill in the attendance pad on Sunday morning to indicate their interest.

We look forward to getting to know you!