What We Believe

We believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;  And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and will come again to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

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. More

OUR WESLEYAN HERITAGE

Learn about the hallmarks of the United Methodist Theological traditions

John Wesley and the early Methodists emphasized Christian living, putting faith and love into action. More

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. More

FOUNDATIONAL DOCUMENTS

Learn about the “standards” of doctrine for united Methodists

Several sources form the foundation of doctrine for United Methodists. More

SACRAMENTS

With many other Protestants, we recognize the two sacraments in which Christ himself participated: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  More