The BHH Parish is made up of three United Methodist Churches in rural South Dakota providing a witness of Christ's grace to the communities of Blunt, Harrold, and Highmore. Each of the churches is uniquely different and have had a impact in their individual communities for well over 100 years.
We collectively believe that our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Our VISON for carrying out our MISSION is to ENCOUNTER more people, younger people, and more diverse people by developing stronger ministries, which EMBRACE, support, and strengthen families, children, youth and adults. We desire to EQUIP the people of our congregations making them disciples who transform the world each and every day by EXTENDING Christ to our communities, locally and globally, through acts of mercy and through transformed living.
We Believe...Salvation -- Is gained through an acceptance of Jesus Christ's grace based on an understanding of a personal need for a savior, which lays the ground work for beginning an individual relationship with God and Jesus Christ.Spiritual Formation -- is important for each person in order to develop an individual relationship with God and His Son Jesus Christ. As we go through life we should grow in faith and knowledge. We encourage this growth through biblically centered preaching and teaching, through individual and group study of the Holy Bible, through daily prayer, through accountability to other believers within the church community, through giving back and through service to others and GodTransformed Living -- As we grow in faith and knowledge becomes evident in our daily lives through word, deed and action. That we are transformed because we promote love, compassion, forgiveness, truthfulness, humility, graciousness, and sensitivity to others in our church and community. Worship -- is an intricate part of transforming lives and we support worship that is stimulating, dynamic, uplifting, motivating, thought provoking and allows for us to experience the presence of God.Equipping Members for Ministry -- allows transformed people to use their God given spiritual gifts and life skills to serve God and others. Our congregations are most effective when every member is discovering, cultivating, and using their God given spiritual gifts and life skills faithfully in ministry.Hospitality -- is an absolutely essential practice in creating a welcoming and inviting environment that is positive, caring, considerate, friendly, and physically accessible for all God's people.Mission and Outreach -- is the best way to encounter God's people. All people have been created in the image of God and need to hear of God love and Christ's grace as well as witness that love and grace in action, through each of us who are living transformed lives.
John Wesley's Covenant Prayer
am no longer my own, but thine.
me to what thou wilt,
rank me with whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed for thee or laid
aside for thee,
exalted for thee or brought low for thee.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things,
let me have
I freely and heartily
yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.
now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
thou art mine,
and I am thine.
So be it.
And the covenant, which I have made on
let it be ratified in heaven.