Communion isn't just what we do.
It's who we are.

The Kingstowne Communion exists to gather people into communion with Jesus Christ and extend God's Table into the world.

And everything we do is centered in our three core values:

Courageous Conversation

At Kingstowne, we expect questions, speak boldly, and include unapologetically.

Creative Community

At Kingstowne, we gather differently, challenge anonymity, and imagine the possibilities of what the church can be.

Collaborate for the Common Good

At Kingstowne, we prioritize partnering, invest in our community, and value solidarity.

What We Believe

A United Methodist faith community

Our church is a part of the larger United Methodist Church, and our theology is grounded in the Wesleyan Christian tradition. In other words, if you want to know what we believe about God, about what it means to be the church, and about how we are to live out our faith in the world, we suggest that you begin with the Christian beliefs and Social Principles of the United Methodist Church. 

An Inclusive & Affirming congregation

The Kingstowne Communion is an inclusive, reconciling congregation of the United Methodist Church, and we proclaim without reservation God’s unconditional love and grace, and affirms the dignity and worth of every person as created in the image of God regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, family structure, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic background, political affiliation, physical or mental ability, faith history, or life experience. We believe that the God-inspired Scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments tell the story of God’s love, redemption, call, and commission of all creation, and our church welcomes all people to the table in full communion who, by God’s Spirit, seek to commit their lives to Christ, grow as disciples, become members, serve as leaders, or answer God’s call into ministry, as demonstrated by the life of Jesus Christ. 

What if I don't know what I believe? There's room for you.

We believe that everyone who is looking to encounter God or follow the way of Jesus is welcome with us. We consider ourselves a “big tent” of faith, meaning that we have lots of people with lots of different faith perspectives, and we think that’s a good thing! We have people at all sorts of ages and stages of faith, and you are welcome and encouraged to explore yours with us – whoever you are and whatever you believe. We have some beliefs that we think are very important, but not all of us believe all of those things all the time. Part of what it means to be church is that we are figuring this stuff out along the journey of faith together.

Meet Our Staff

Michelle Matthews

Founding Pastor

Bret Salmons

Creative Arts Director

Samantha Barnes

Family Ministries Director

Ali Richards

Financial Administrator

We believe that God's love is so courageous, so creative, so collaborative - in other words SO GOOD - that it has to be shared and extended to others. Come be a part of that kind of love.