Our Mission

Travis Park Church is a community of people seeking to be disciples of Jesus Christ by practicing unconditional love and justice for all.

We believe the basic themes which run through the entire Biblical story and the core values of the Christian faith are God’s unconditional love and justice for all of us and the call for each of us to embody this in our own lives.

Unconditional Love

Our commitment to unconditional love means that we welcome and affirm without judgment ALL people. Yes, we mean all races, nationalities, ages, genders, marital states, and sexual orientations. We mean the rich, the poor, the brilliant, the ignorant, the irreverent, the powerful, the homeless, the disabled, the uneducated, the illiterate, the religious, the mentally ill, the beautiful, the ugly, the average and the merely above average. We could go on and on, but we really mean everybody, and that includes you, too.

Justice in Action

Travis Park’s commitment to justice means our congregation strives to remove political, cultural, and societal barriers both in the church and community that prevent people from being who God created them to be. This commitment is not based in anybody’s idea of political correctness, but in the actions and teachings of Jesus. The closer our lives mirror his life, the more available we are to experience and become God’s new creation.

“I have found some of the uneducated poor who have exquisite taste and sentiment; and many, very many, of the rich who have scarcely any at all…I want you to converse more, abundantly more, with the poorest of the people…they have (many of them) faith and the love of God in a larger measure than any persons I know.” – John Wesley

Our History

Travis Park Church celebrates 175 years in San Antonio!

On February 4, 1846 – just as Texas was becoming a state – the Methodist Episcopal annual conference in Houston sent Rev. John Wesley DeVilbiss as a missionary to San Antonio. Our church was formed later that year, at the heart of a city that then had 730 residents.

So, if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

– 2 Corinthians 5: 17-20

We are a Reconciling United Methodist Congregation

Our Affiliations

Travis Park Church is a part of the Rio Texas Conference, which spans South Texas and covers churches in large cities and small towns from Austin to McAllen, from San Angelo to Victoria in vibrant cities, historic small towns and struggling communities.

Travis Park Church is affiliated with the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN), a group of congregations and groups worldwide which have adopted statements welcoming people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

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