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Our Christian Roots

United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians. According to our foundational statement of beliefs in The Book of Discipline, we share the following basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities:

Our Christian Roots: God

When we say the Apostles' Creed, we join with millions of Christians through the ages in understanding God as a Trinity—three persons in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.... Read More

Our Christian Roots: Jesus

We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrates God's redeeming love. Read More

Our Christian Roots: The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God's present activity in our midst. When we sense God's leading, God's challenge, or God's support or comfort, it's the Holy Spirit at work. Read More

Our Christian Roots: Human Beings

Genesis 1:27 asserts that we've been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create. Read More

Our Christian Roots: The Church

The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today. Read More

Our Christian Roots: The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is the primary authority for our faith and practice. Read More

God's Reign

The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope. The church is both a witness to what God's kingdom will be like and a participant... Read More