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What is the creed of The United Methodist Church?
The original creed dates back to 1908. In 1972, it was completely redesigned and renamed the Social Principles. Read More
Methodist History: The Mourner’s Bench
Historians say a piece of plain, rustic furniture in early Methodist churches was actually a sacred place of transformation. View
Does the church believe we can ‘command’ God to perform acts?
The United Methodist Church believes in the power of prayer, but not in Read More
Why does The United Methodist Church ordain women?
Clergywomen have been part of Methodism since John Wesley licensed Sarah Crosby to preach in 1761. Read More
Tips for teaching diversity appreciation to children
‘Tell them that they are beautiful and that other people – who may or may not look like them – are beautiful, too, because God says so.’ Read More
Did people go to heaven before Jesus?
The life of Jesus created a new understanding of heaven. Learn more here. Read More
What does it mean to be saved, to accept Jesus as your personal savior?
What does this mean from a United Methodist perspective? Read More
Is the concept “saved, born-again” unique to evangelicals or Baptists? Does it apply to Methodists?
What do these words mean to United Methodists? Read More
Do United Methodists believe that faith in Jesus Christ is necessary to go to heaven?
Learn what United Methodists believe about salvation. Read More
What does The United Methodist Church teach about the second coming?
Learn what The United Methodist Church teaches about the second coming. Read More
Do United Methodists believe that animals have souls and go to heaven?
What do United Methodists believe about animals? Read More
Where does the “Rapture” fit into United Methodist beliefs?
What is the official stance of the church on the end times? Read More
Does The United Methodist Church believe in universal salvation?
Learn more about The United Methodist Church belief in salvation. Read More
Why do we say we believe in the “holy catholic church” in the Apostles’ Creed?
Is this a reference to the Roman Catholic Church? Read More
Does The United Methodist Church believe that babies are born in sin?
The ancient teaching of the church on this is called the doctrine of original sin. Read More
How are cremation and organ donation consistent with resurrection of the body?
The United Methodist Church accepts cremation and organ donation. Is this consistent with resurrection of the body? Read More
Do United Methodists believe in saints?
What does the church say about saints? How do United Methodists honor the faithful who have died? Read More