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Daily Digest: June 16, 2014

“That is the end of Methodism as we know it." – The Rev. William J. Abraham, professor of Wesley Studies at Perkins School of Theology Read More

Daily Digest: June 13, 2014

“Faith is honoring God and people; faith is also integrity and responsibility. At the end of the story, faith for Joseph is obedience of trust in God.” — K.K. Yeo, New Testament professor at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Read More

Statue of John Wesley by Paul Raphael Montford, in Melbourne, England. Photo by Adam Carr, Wikimedia Commons.

Aldersgate Day: A heart “strangely warmed” by grace

On May 24, or the nearest Sunday, we celebrate our founder John Wesley's life-changing experience at a meeting on Aldersgate Street, London in 1738. Read More

Why did Jesus have to die?

As every Christian knows, Jesus freely died for our sins. But was there a less brutal way for God and humanity to be reconciled? Read More

A stained glass window of John Wesley. Photo by Ronny Perry.

Will a Wesley win Lent Madness?

"We put 32 saints in a basketball-type bracket and they go at it." Priest plays off March Madness, to teach lesson that we all have flaws. Read More

What are means of grace?

Join the discussion Feb. 27 as experts explore the concept of grace and what practices John Wesley recommended for a closer relationship with God. Read More

Our Legacy

Methodism started as a movement to inspire and train disciples for Christian living and to spread scriptural holiness across the land. Read More

The Wesleyan Means of Grace

Courageous and forward-leaning mission congregations practice spiritual disciplines. Our vital work is a spiritual adventure based in John Wesley’s means of grace. Read More

Distinctive Wesleyan Emphases

Although Wesley shared with many other Christians a belief in grace, justification, assurance, and sanctification, he combined them in a powerful manner to create distinctive emphases for living the full Christian life. Read More

Teaching grace in Christian education

John Wesley helped us to understand grace by naming three aspects. Read More

The General Rules of the Methodist Church

Wesley knew how difficult it would be for his followers, particularly those recently converted, to live a holy life. To this end, he created structures and practices that would help foster faithful living in the members of the Methodist Societies. In 1743 he outlined these practices in the "General Rules," which... Read More

Wesleyan Quadrilateral

The phrase which has relatively recently come into use to describe the principal factors that John Wesley believed illuminate the core of the Christian faith for the believer. Wesley did not formulate the succinct statement now commonly referred to as the Wesley Quadrilateral. Building on the Anglican theological tradition, Wesley... Read More

Wesleyan

The term that applies to those things related to John Wesley and the movement he began. The word Wesleyan is in many ways synonymous with the word Methodist.Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by Permission. Read More

John Wesley

The founder of the Methodist movement. John Wesley (1703-1791) was born at Epworth, England, the son of a Church of England clergyman. He was graduated from Christ College, Oxford, England. For a brief period he was a missionary to Georgia. In 1738 he had an intense religious experience at a meeting... Read More

Charles Wesley

The younger brother of John Wesley and a formative leader in the Methodist movement. Charles Wesley (1707-1788) attended Christ College, Oxford, England, and was a founding member of the Holy Club. He was a missionary to Georgia, was deeply affected by the Moravian beliefs, and had a transforming religious experience... Read More

The ‘mother church’ of U.S. Methodism reborn

The Delaware worship house where Asbury and Coke met reopens its door to regular worship as experiment draws crowds. Read More

John Wesley often ministered to the sick during a life blessed by good health. Illustration courtesy of the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History. Accompanies UMNS story #174. 6/22/12.; Illustration courtesy of the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History

Our Wesleyan Heritage

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

Methodists mark May 24 Aldersgate milestone

World Methodist Evangelism organizes events in London as "people called Methodist" remember the life-changing moment of John Wesley. Read More

Wesleyan values shape future leaders

United Methodist-related Shenandoah University's leader says, 'We are here to form and transform young people.' Read More

Wesley’s diet, exercise tips promote health

Fatty, artery-clogging treats are out. High fiber, diabetic-friendly foods are in. Fad celebrity diet? No, just following in the footsteps of Methodism founder John Wesley, who said good health requires a strict diet and regular exercise. Read More

United Methodist Bishop Rueben P. Job uses John Wesley’s three general rules to give Christians a blueprint for faithful living in his new book, Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living. The rules, do no harm; do good; and stay in love with God, provide “a message that can be clearly understood by persons of every age, every educational and economic level, every condition and circumstance of life,” Job says. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.; A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Book offers blueprint for Wesleyan way of living

Rueben P. Job gives Christians a blueprint for a faithful life in a new book, Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living. Read More