Our Beliefs

What We Believe -
The United Methodist Church is an 12.5-million-strong global church  that opens hearts, opens minds and open doors through active engagement  with our world. Read more about the church’s mission statement.

John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian  living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what  Wesley referred to as "practical divinity" has continued to be a  hallmark of United Methodism today.

We invite you to learn more about our rich theological heritage.

Basics of our faith -
As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the  Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect  critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to  express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.     

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Our Christian Roots

Reflecting on Our Faith

United Methodist Foundational Documents

United Methodists share basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities.

Theology is thinking together about our faith and discipleship. It’s  reflecting with others in the Christian community about the good news of God’s love in Christ.

Several documents are considered "standards" of doctrine, forming the foundation of what United Methodists believe.

Our Wesleyan Heritage


Methodism 101

Do you know the tenets of Methodism? From prevenient grace to social  holiness, read about the foundation of the United Methodist faith.

With many other Protestants, we recognize the two sacraments in which  Christ himself participated: baptism and the Lord's Supper.

The United Methodist Church was formed in 1968, but it has had more than two centuries of organization in the United States and around the  world. Learn about United Methodist basics: its history, structure,  beliefs and ministries through these online courses, live workshops and  resources.

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