The United Methodist Committee on Faith and Order was established by General Conference action in 2008 as “a visible expression of the commitment of The United Methodist Church to carry on informed theological reflection for the current time in dynamic continuity with the historic Christian faith, our common heritage as Christians grounded in the apostolic witness, and our distinctive Wesleyan heritage.”
It's principle tasks are
- to resource the Council of Bishops as it carries out its teaching responsibilities,
- "to lead and coordinate studies commissioned by the General Conference in matters related to faith, doctrine, order and discipline of the Church, and
- "to prepare and provide resources and study materials to The United Methodist Church as deemed appropriate" (2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline, ¶ 444).