The United Methodist Church is an 12.5-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens minds and open doors through active engagement with our world.  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.

Basics of Our Faith

United Methodists affirm the faith shared by all Christians, with particular emphasis on God's grace and on Christian living.

Social Principles & Social Creed

These statements help guide our thinking and acting about how we live in, and are in engaged in, ministry in the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most asked questions on beliefs, social issues and giving and mission opportunities.

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