“We are a church for all people. We give our love and offer the saving, healing love of Jesus Christ to everyone, no matter who they are or what they have done. We create and implement ministries that bring to life our vision.”
The United Methodist Church for All People in Columbus, OH grew out of a message of unconditional love and an atmosphere of radical hospitality. It is intentionally cross-class and multi-racial, living into its vision of building the ‘Front Porch to the Kingdom of God.’ The worship at C4AP reflects the diversity of the community, with multicultural worship music ranging from contemporary, to old hymns, to gospel, and sung in many styles and languages. Click here to learn more.
We envision The United Methodist Church for All People to be the Front Porch to the Kingdom of God. Therefore, we will be an inclusive community where all people are received with hospitality, find hope, experience God’s Divine economy of abundance, and are transformed through Jesus Christ. We are a church for all people. We give our love and offer the saving, healing love of Jesus Christ to everyone, no matter who they are or what they have done. We create and implement ministries that bring to life our vision. Click here to learn more.
We are devoted to facilitating an opportunity-rich community that is sustainable and that benefits the full range of residents in our community. To do this, we are grounded in two foundational principles: 1) the centrality of accompaniment and mutuality in unwavering relationship with our community, and 2) asset based community development that is achieved through collective impact and in a place-based manner. Click here to learn more.
stories & music
This is the story of one of God’s front porches,
in the hard-living neighborhood of Southside Columbus…
Paul Parker tells his story about the transformative power of mutuality using the vernacular language of his community.
Lamar Wood, one of the lay ministers whose own life was transformed at C4AP, performs a rap that describes his experience of the church.