Reflections on Our Faith
There are a wide variety of terms and teachings associated with The United Methodist Church. In these short videos, we offer conversation starters about some of the basic questions you might have on topics that range from theology to everyday life. We hope you will use these pieces for personal reflection and also share with friends or in group settings.
You can find other answers to some common questions at Ask the UMC.
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Theological ConceptsView All»
United Methodist Beliefs: What does it mean to be saved?
Junius Dotson describes the assurance that comes after accepting Christ. “Because I am saved, I have the ability to walk with the presence of the Holy Spirit.” View
United Methodist Beliefs: What is a disciple?
“Every single day, I pray for divine opportunities.” The Rev. Junius Dotson talks about the ways each of us can serve Christ every day of our lives. View
United Methodist Beliefs: Open Table
United Methodists share Communion at an open table. The Rev. Gary Henderson explains, 'the image I have is one of a banquet where everyone is a VIP.' View
Is the Bible Literal?
Adam Hamilton talks about interpreting biblical stories. ‘They’re really not trying to tell us the story of some ancient people. They’re trying to tell us about ourselves.’ View
United Methodist Beliefs: Baptism and Confirmation
United Methodists believe baptism and confirmation must be together in one life, but not always together at the same point in time. A pastor explains. View
United Methodist Beliefs: Rapture
Many people wonder about the end times. The Rev. Alfred Day suggests we focus instead on how we can live into 'the world of God’s imagining in this moment... View
“Grace is everywhere. We are caught up in the net of God’s care.” The Rev. Gary Henderson shares thoughts about this compelling concept. View
Pastor Adam Hamilton shares thoughts on eternity. "I believe in the afterlife because Jesus talked about it. I believe in Jesus." View
United Methodists learn about three types of grace. The Rev. Gary Henderson shares his description of sanctifying grace in this short clip. View
Everyday LifeView All»
What can a divorced person expect at The United Methodist Church? Pastor Felicia Hopkins shares her own story. View
Scripture and the words of John Wesley can help us know who our neighbors are and why United Methodists are called to be in mission. View
The church celebrates Organ Tissue and Donor Sunday each November. This short video talks about the "gift of love and hope" you may not have considered. View