What We Believe
The United Methodist Church is a 12.3-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens minds and open doors through active engagement with our world. Read more about the church’s mission statement.
John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as "practical divinity" has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
We invite you to learn more about our rich theological heritage.
United Methodists affirm the faith shared by all Christians, with particular emphasis on God's grace and on Christian living. Read More
See the full mission statement of The United Methodist Church and learn about the nature of our mission in the world. Read More
These statements help guide our thinking and acting about how we live in, and are in engaged in, ministry in the world. Read More
Faith does not happen overnight. It’s a journey. From birth to death we’re growing in faith. Read More
Find answers to the most asked questions on beliefs, social issues and giving and mission opportunities. Read More
Ever wonder what a theological or church term means? Use this glossary to look up the meanings of unfamiliar words. Read More