I'm Pastor Chad - senior pastor of Goshen First UMC and The Life Center

I am so excited that you are checking out Goshen First and the Life Center. I love worshiping God in this community and hope that you will enjoy it, too.

My prayer is that you will experience Him in a fresh way when you join us and that you will feel blessed by your time here.

Jesus has blessed us greatly and we consider it an honor to share that blessing with you this week. If you have any questions or if there is any way we can help you, please reach out to us. Otherwise… welcome home!


We know visiting somewhere new can be daunting, so we put together some tips for your first visit.

The difference comes down to which worship style you are looking for.

The Life Center Campus is our contemporary worship service with a full band leading modern worship songs, a large, open sanctuary and a contemporary, spirit-filled experience.

Our Downtown Campus offers a more traditional service with beautiful stained glass windows in an almost 150 year old sanctuary, hymns and blended music, organ music, a choir, and pews.

Downtown Worship starts at 9:00 am with Sunday School starting at 10:15am afterwards.

The Life Center Worship starts at 10:30am.

We share an entrance with The Retreat Women's Health Center on Professional Drive. Simply turn onto Professional Drive from Plymouth Avenue, and then take the first right into our parking lot.

We have reserved parking spots for visitors and for single parents, or feel free to park wherever you would like.

If you would like to get connected with a small group or Sunday school class, email info@goshenfirstumc.org or contact us and we can get you connected.

If you would like to participate in Sunday school on the day you visit, ask any of the greeters at either campus and they will connect you with a class.

Our online campus is accessible where ever you have internet. Join us online on Facebook, YouTube, right here on our website.

By tuning in live, you will get access to all the music, Scripture, and message each week that's happening at the Life Center. You can interact with other online church goers through the virtual chat, fill our our digital connection card to let us know you came and any prayer requests, and practice generosity all from the comfort of your home or device.

Not able to watch live? No problem! All of our sermons are available on YouTube to watch or download for viewing or listening at any time, with or without internet.

Yes! If you would like to get connected, but are a part of our Online Campus, contact us and we will get you connected with a call group or online discipleship group.