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The United Methodist Church is in mission in more than 125 countries. Graphic by United Methodist Communications.

United Methodists At-A-Glance

Review quick facts about The United Methodist Church around the world, including our membership, missions, health and welfare ministries, education facilities and more! Read More

Bishops Hope Morgan Ward (left), Hee-Soo Jung, and John Yambasu shout,

Who We Are Who We Are

United Methodists comprise the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Our worldwide connection of more than 12.6 million members allows us to take action locally, regionally, and globally. United Methodists comprise the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Our worldwide connection of more than 12.6 million members allows us to take action locally, regionally, and globally. Read More

Epworth by the Sea - scenic photo of the Christian retreat center in St. Simons Island, Ga. named to honor the boyhood home of John and Charles Wesley. The center is a hospitality ministry of the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church providing a place for worship, study and fellowship. Photo by Diane Degnan, United Methodist Communications.

What We Believe

Explore The United Methodist Church in this overview of church teachings and learn more about the denomination's rich theological heritage from John Wesley to the present. Read More

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

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

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky baptizes the daughter of two elders during the 2013 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference. File photo, United Methodist Communications.

Basics of Our Faith

United Methodists affirm the faith shared by all Christians, with particular emphasis on God's grace and on Christian living. Read More

Photo illustration by Cindy Caldwell. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Church History Quiz

The United Methodist Church has existed in various forms for more than 200 years. Test your knowledge of its history with these questions. Read More

John and Charles Wesley are featured in a cartoon illustration by Charlie Baber for the video series Wesleys Take the Web. Produced by United Methodist Communications.

Wesleys Take the Web: A mobile-friendly history of the UMC

What if John and Charles Wesley were alive today, and using social media and smartphones to tell the story of the people of The United Methodist Church? View