What makes you proud to #BeUMC?

#BeUMC honors the core values that connect the people of The United Methodist Church (The UMC). This grassroots campaign, built upon powerful stories of congregations and people living their faith, celebrates what draws us to The UMC and what we aspire to be.

The UMC is founded on a Wesleyan theology of grace, anchored in Scripture, and based in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the continuing movement of the Holy Spirit.

Share your story! The full story of The UMC reflects all of our interwoven experiences. Consider our common roots and your answer to the question, “Why am I United Methodist?” Then, post a video, photo or written testimony on your preferred social media platform – don’t forget to use the hashtag #BeUMC.

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Explore recent #BeUMC social media posts

United Methodists are sharing their personal experiences, values, hopes and heritage – illustrations of why they continue to #BeUMC. Join the movement by posting your story! Together, we are telling the world how God uses the people of The UMC.


Post Your #BeUMC Story

“There are different spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; and there are different ministries and the same Lord; and there are different activities but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.” – 1 Corinthians 12:4-6, CEB

Learn more about what unites us as United Methodists and what we are working towards, together. These elements will help you consider the unique ways you live out your faith and why you choose to #BeUMC.

Find inspiration here as you think about the story you’d like to share, but always tell your story, your way!

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Discover Others' #BeUMC Stories

Be encouraged by stories from other United Methodists who are sharing what it means to them to #BeUMC.

Perhaps their thoughts, emotions and reflections can help you think of what you’d like to share about your United Methodist experience.

More #BeUMC Stories
Images of #BeUMC sticker, magnet, and shirt available for purchase.

Celebrate Your Commitment

Show your dedication to #BeUMC. Order shirts, magnets and stickers for giveaways, gifts or personal use.

Photos from Boise First United Methodist in Boise, Idaho. For download permission, please contact Jan Snider at jsnider@umcom.org. These are marketing photos.

Our People

Presentation resource: We are the church. Together.

Use this slideshow with your small group or congregation to initiate a conversation about our UM beliefs, history, mission, ministry and more, as we face the future – together.

Our free, downloadable discussion guide is a great way for your Sunday School class, Bible study or small group to reflect on what it means to #BeUMC.

Download the #BeUMC Discussion Guide

Our free, downloadable discussion guide is a great way for your Sunday School class, Bible study or small group to reflect on what it means to #BeUMC.


Launch the Campaign

The #BeUMC Leader Toolkit offers resources for pastors and other church leaders. Find ways to get your congregation involved through tips and tools, worship and preaching resources, a discussion guide, downloads for your bulletin and website, and more.


Our Bishops and #BeUMC

The #BeUMC campaign is consistent with our United Methodist Bishops’ “A Narrative for the Continuing United Methodist Church,” adopted in November 2021. Together we share our excitement, enthusiasm and hopes for the future of The United Methodist Church.

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