Basics of Our Faith

God is at work in our lives before we know it, often through the love others show us. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

The United Methodist Church shares a great deal with other denominations. Explore what we believe about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and more.

We also have a unique heritage and areas of emphasis. Learn what we mean when we talk about grace, how we serve people around the world, and ways we grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. 

Also, be sure to check out our answers to some common questions.

The Rev. Mike Sluder appears in our Reflections on Our Faith" video series. Still from video by United Methodist Communications.
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What We Believe

Reflections on Our Faith

In these short videos, we offer conversation starters about some of the basic questions you might have on topics that range from theology to everyday life.

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Seminary students ask questions of the Rev. Adam Hamilton during the seminary students briefing at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.
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Ask The UMC FAQs

Have questions? We have answers! Here you'll find our responses to many of the ones we get asked most often, and a place to submit a question of your own.

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Our Christian Roots

Our Wesleyan Heritage

Common Questions