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Book of Discipline: ¶ 101. General Book of Discipline

¶ 101. The General Book of Discipline reflects our Wesleyan way of serving Christ through doctrine and disciplined Christian life. We are a worldwide denomination united by doctrine, discipline, and mission through our connectional covenant. The General Book of Discipline expresses that unity. Each central conference may make changes and adaptations to... Read More

Book of Discipline: ¶ 217. Membership Vows

When persons unite as professing members with a local United Methodist church, they profess their faith in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; in Jesus Christ his only Son; and in the Holy Spirit. Thus, they make known their desire to live their daily lives as disciples... Read More

Rights of Racial and Ethnic Groups

"We recognize racism as sin and ... assert the right of members of historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to equal opportunities..." Read More

Book of Discipline: Episcopal Greetings

To all people and pastors of United Methodism: “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” —1 Corinthians 1:3 The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church is the product of over two hundred years of the General Conferences of the denominations that now form... Read More

Connectional Table in The Book of Discipline

The section in The Book of Discipline that articulates the creation of the Connectional Table. Read More

Homosexuality: Full Book of Discipline statements

Read all of the relevant Book of Discipline passages related to the church's position on homosexuality. Read More

Book of Discipline: ¶ 2702 Chargeable Offenses and the Statute of Limitations

1. A bishop, clergy member of an annual conference (¶368), local pastor, Read More

Jurisdiction and Powers of the Judicial Council

The Judicial Council rules on the constitutionality and legality of any action taken by any body created or authorized by the General Conference or by a jurisdictional or central conference. Read More

Form: Request for Declaratory Decisions

Conference Secretaries use this form to report a conference’s request for a declaratory decision. Updated March 5, 2019. Download