As a Christian community, Audlem Methodist Church believes in pursuing the things of God in the name and spirit of Jesus. It tries to follow Jesus – however inadequately. It believes in facing the challenge of loving God and neighbour. (Mark 12.29-31).
Though theologically a fairly broad church, Audlem probably tends more towards a liberal than an evangelical perspective. The worship style – including the music – would be considered traditional. The Church strives to do things properly, yet in a relaxed and informal manner. It hopes it is a welcoming and accepting community.
The Methodist Church in Great Britain understands its calling to be:
The Methodist Church in Audlem tries to pursue this calling.
Study courses offer the opportunity to examine and share faith. For some years Lenten study courses have been held in Audlem each Spring. These have been ecumenical and organised with friends from Audlem Baptist Church and St James. The Lent course has occasionally been supplemented by an Autumn study course, which has also attracted participants from different churches.
In the autumn of 2012, a three-session ecumenical course was held. Entitled 'Something beautiful for God', it combined history, art, faith and the present, under the subtitle 'Early Christianity and Today's Society'. In March 2013, the Rev'd Adrian Leighton led a three-session Lent Course entitled 'The Hitch-Hikers' Guide to Faith – a journey from past to present'.