United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians.
According to our foundational statement of beliefs in our Book of Discipline, we share the following basic
- God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy
- We believe in salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of
Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrate God's redeeming love.
- The Holy Spirit is God's present activity in our midst. When we sense God's
leading, God's challenge, or God's support or comfort, it's the Holy Spirit at work.
- We believe in the humans have been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we
have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create.
- The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in
the world today.
- We believe that the Bible is the primary authority for our faith and practice,
and should be interpreted through the lens of church history and tradition, human experience, and reason.
- The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and a future hope. Through Jesus, we are given the
opportunity to continue to bring the kingdom of heaven on earth, each and every day.