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What We Believe

A Covenant People

When you join a United Methodist congregation, you become a member of the United Methodist connection. Members promise God and the congregation to uphold the church with their prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.

Biblical in Faith

United Methodists trust free inquiry in matters of Christian doctrine. Our faith is guided by Scripture, tradition, experience and reason. Of paramount importance is Scripture. For United Methodists, the Bible is the record of God's people living out God's promise.

Mission-oriented, Socially Conscious

It is important to our faith that we are mission-oriented and socially conscious. We are aware of world events and strive to help those in need. We have concern for the sick, the poor, the orphaned, the aging, the impaired and the oppressed. We actively support all persons, helping them to attain equality in the church and society. United Methodists positively influence the world through responsible social action.

Ecumenical

For generations, we have cooperated with other churches to spread the gospel, care for those in need, alleviate injustice and foster peace. In national and interfaith groups, United Methodists reach beyond our own churches and communities to express concern and to share God's love with people of many faiths. We are one in faith and tradition with Methodist Christians around the world.

 

The heart of United Methodism continues to be making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

 

Romans 12:18: If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.