A set of affirmations concerning United Methodist beliefs about the relationship of the church to the social issues and the world. The Social Creed is approved by the General Conference as part of a larger document, the Social Principles, and the action of the General Conference recommends that the Social Creed be used frequently in Sunday worship services. The first Social Creed was adopted by the 1908 General Conference of the The Methodist Episcopal Church. The Social Creed has been reviewed and revised through the years by the General Conference, and is printed in The Book of Discipline.
Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by Permission.