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Committed to The UMC: Africa

The Africa University choir sings during the presentation of the Africa University report May 16 at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Celebrating our connection

The United Methodist Church continues to be a source of light around the world. Our connection serves those in need and shares God's love every single day. New faith communities are growing. A renewed sense of purpose is leading us forward. 

Keep scrolling to find support and resources for congregations that are discussing disaffiliation, and for communities of faith that are entering a new chapter of mission and ministry.

The Rev. Lucien Dockpa (left rear, reading) and intercessor Alapha Aimé de Dieu (right rear) visit with a family at their home in Bangui, Central African Republic, during a daylong evangelism campaign. Photo by the Rev. Cesar Gazza.

Presentation: 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.

Students at seminar for strengthening work on diakonia, development and sustainability.

What We Believe

United Methodists affirm the faith shared by all Christians, with particular emphasis on God's grace and on Christian living. These introductory pages will help you discover what it means to be a United Methodist.

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Committed to The UMC

What you need to know: Is The UMC really...?

All of the information in the “Is The UMC really…?” series is important, but some United Methodists are seeking brief details. They can find those here.


What makes you proud to #BeUMC?

The #BeUMC campaign is built upon powerful stories of United Methodists living their faith. We celebrate what draws us to The UMC, the revival we find there, and what we aspire to be.

Share your story! The full story of The UMC reflects each one of us. Consider our common roots, how you and your congregation have been renewed, and your answer to the question, “Why am I United Methodist?” Then, post on your preferred social media platform using the hashtag #BeUMC.

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United Methodists choose to #BeUMC

United Methodists from the Africa Central Conference share their commitment to #BeUMC.

Examples of BeUMC social graphics for churches to download and use on their social channels.

More #BeUMC Resourices

Preaching resources, prayers and devotionals, downloadable graphics, and more to help you lead a #BeUMC journey in your congregation.


Reclaim. Revive. Renew. The future of The UMC

Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton, president of the Council of Bishops, invites all of us to reclaim our identity as United Methodists, revive our passion for making disciples, and renew our commitment to ministry and mission.


Other #BeUMC Stories

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