We are the People of God
The #BeUMC campaign reminds us of who we are at our best — the spirit-filled, resilient, connected, missional, faithful, diverse, deeply rooted, committed, disciple-making, Jesus-seeking, generous, justice-seeking, world-changing people of God called The United Methodist Church.
#BeUMC honors the core values that connect the people of The United Methodist Church. No matter the challenges we face, God is with us, and we continue to have opportunities to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!
The campaign calls us to embrace our Wesleyan heritage and envision a promising future. Every day offers a chance to live into our mission and to strive to #BeUMC — to be the church our communities so desperately need.
This grassroots effort, built upon powerful stories of congregations and people living their faith, celebrates what draws us to The United Methodist Church and what we aspire to be.
#BeUMC Leader Toolkit
- Messaging — Four key pillars are intended to highlight what unites us as United Methodists and what we are working towards, together.
- Resources — Amplify the campaign in your conference and local church via downloadable resources for worship, small groups, communications and more.
- #BeUMC — Every church member, local church and conference is encouraged to be a part of the campaign by including the #BeUMC hashtag in social media posts.
The United Methodist Church is founded on a Wesleyan theology of grace, anchored in Scripture, and based in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the continuing movement of the Holy Spirit.
Explore #BeUMC messaging
Learn more about the campaign's foundation, the four messaging pillars and the related core values, all of which offer messaging and assets that you can use in your communications.
First and foremost, we are dedicated to the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world in the tradition of John Wesley.Learn more
Belonging & Inclusion
All belong and will be loved in The UMC. All will be heard, respected and engaged. All will be free to develop their personal relationship with God and to serve fully in the ministry of Jesus Christ.Learn more
Influence, Connection, Impact
With more than 12 million members across the globe, we are a powerful connection, living and sharing the grace of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. We are committed to work for global health, education, creation care, child welfare, disaster recovery and countless other efforts.Learn more
Experience of God through The UMC
We embrace a Church where we experience our triune God in personal and community relationships, transforming our own lives, the lives around us, and the entire world.Learn more
Bring the Campaign to Life
Find tips, tools and resources that will help you launch and sustain the campaign in your conference or local church.
Tips and tools
Consider these inspiring ideas and practical suggestions as you find ways to infuse the #BeUMC campaign into the life of your conference or church.
Worship and preaching resources
Incorporate the campaign into worship services with the help of planning ideas, Scripture, preaching notes, prayers, resources and more from Discipleship Ministries.
Provide this resource to small groups who wish to learn more about the campaign’s four messaging pillars and how they celebrate our identity as United Methodists.
Build awareness and participation
Learn how to use, promote and see examples of the #BeUMC hashtag so that all United Methodists will participate in the campaign.
Hear from our Bishops
Explore a narrative from the Council of Bishops that casts a vision for the continuing United Methodist Church.
The #BeUMC campaign is consistent with our United Methodist Bishops’ “A Narrative for the Continuing United Methodist Church,” adopted in November 2021. Together we share our excitement, enthusiasm and hopes for the future of The United Methodist Church.
Discover the ongoing, long-term research findings that led to the development of this campaign.