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Spiritual Gifts

Every child of God is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, specially gifted to play a unique and valued role in the body of Christ.

The foundation of Christian living is faith in Christ. Faith is the central loyalty that gives purpose and direction to our lives. Christian faith is grounding our lives in the living God as revealed especially in Jesus the Christ.

Faith does not happen overnight, but rather is a journey. From birth to death we’re growing in faith. There are ups and downs — and sometimes long flat stretches where we seem to be stalled in our journey. But little by little, most of us deepen our relationship with God. Learn more»

In this section you'll find stories to inspire, practices to deepen your spiritual life, and resources to sustain you on your journey of growing and deepening faith. 

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A statue of John Wesley stands outside of Wesley's Chapel in London, one of the many sites visited by the Wesley Pilgrimage in England. Photo by Mike Peel, CC BY-SA 4.0, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

The Wesley Pilgrimage: Walking the path of early Methodists

Visiting the birthplace of the Methodist movement inspires United Methodist clergy and laity in their spiritual journeys and their ministries. Read More

The Rev. Tiffany Nagel Monroe and her father, the Rev. Alan Nagel were ordained into the Oklahoma Annual Conference, June 1, 2016. Photo by Hugh Scott, Oklahoma Annual Conference.

A church first: United Methodist father, daughter ordained same day

Alan Nagel and his daughter went through seminary and became clergy together. She kids him now, “Those are all the Father’s Day presents for the rest of your life.” Read More

In response to tragedy, the people of we are united in prayer, united against violence, united for Orlando, united in love. Photo courtesy United Methodist Communications.

United in love: Being Wesleyan means coming together

Following a mass shooting in Florida, the people of The United Methodist Church are united against violence, united in prayer, united for Orlando, and united in love. Read More

Photo by Kathleen Barry,  illustration by Cindy Caldwell; United Methodist Communications.

Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence

The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church calls us to work for what we pray for: a world free from mass killings. Read More