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Basics of Our Faith

As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.

 

Our Christian Roots

United Methodists share basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities. Read More

Our Wesleyan Heritage

Wesley and the early Methodists were particularly concerned about inviting people to experience God’s grace and to grow in their knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living. Read More

Reflecting on Our Faith

Theology is thinking together about our faith and discipleship. It’s reflecting with others in the Christian community about the good news of God’s love in Christ. Read More

United Methodist Foundational Documents

Several documents are considered "standards" of doctrine, forming the foundation of what United Methodists believe. Read More

Sacraments

With many other Protestants, we recognize the two sacraments in which Christ himself participated: baptism and the Lord's Supper. Read More