What We Believe
The United Methodist Church is an 11-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens doors and opens minds 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.
OUR CHRISTIAN ROOTS: Learn How we Share a Common Heritage
United Methodists share basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities. Click here for more information.
REFLECTING ON OUR FAITH: Learn About the Essentials of a Christian Life
Faith is the basic orientation and commitment of our whole being - a matter of heart and soul. Click here for more information.
OUR WESLEYAN HERITAGE: Learn About the Hallmarks of the United Methodist Theological Traditions
John Wesley and the early United Methodists emphasized Christian living, putting faith and love into action. Click here for more information.
FOUNDATIONAL DOCUMENTS: Learn About the "Standards" of Doctrine for United Methodists
Several sources form the foundation of doctrine for United Methodists. Click here for more information.