United Methodists Are People Who:

  • Are involved, committed, diverse, open
  • Are family and community-oriented
  • Try to be accepting, caring, hospitable, and inclusive
  • Acknowledge the virtues of different points of view even within the same community of believers
  • Love music, church suppers, and fellowship
  • Are concerned about those beyond their communities, around the world
  • Are active in mission, responsive
  • Have a history of creating ministries related to education, employment, health, and other issues
  • Like to tell the story of God’s redeeming grace

United Methodists Are People Who Believe:

  • God has mercy and love for all people
  • Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is our Savior
  • The Holy Spirit is God’s presence with us
  • The purpose of the Church is to be God’s instrument of love in the world
  • God challenges, guides, and comforts us through worship, prayer, scripture, and community
  • The kingdom of God is both a present reality and future hope