We are the People of God

The #BeUMC campaign reminds us of who we are at our best. As people of God called The United Methodist Church, we’re faithful followers of Jesus seeking to make the world a better place.

Download graphics & videos


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.

#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

  1. Messaging — Four key themes are intended to highlight what unites us as United Methodists and what we are working towards, together.
  2. Resources — Amplify the campaign in your conference and local church via downloadable resources for worship, small groups, communications and more.
  3. #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.

Explore #BeUMC messaging

Learn more about the campaign's foundation, the four key messaging themes and the related core values, all of which offer messaging and graphics you can use in your communications.

The Rev. Erica Allen in ministry with Project Transformation at Kirpatrick Elementary in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Disciple Making

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.

We live out this key theme through these core values: Christ-centered, Deeply rooted, Disciple-making, Faithful and Grounded in Scripture.

Learn more
(From left) Regina Henderson, Bishop John Schol, George Howard and Elizabeth Lee commission Kathleen Pryor. Pryor is one of 29 young adult missionaries commissioned and sent into service by the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries at the Interchurch Center Chapel in New York on Aug. 12, 2013. A GBGM photo by Cassandra Zampini.

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.

We live out this key theme through these core values: Diverse, Justice-seeking, Resilient and Welcoming.

Learn more
Kaci Underwood works to fasten down a tarp over a tornado-damaged roof in advance of a brewing storm in Moore, Okla. Underwood was part of a volunteer team working out of First United Methodist Church in Moore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

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.

We live out this key theme through these core values: Missional, Connected, World-changing and Generous.

Learn more
Young people sing during the Next Generation Forum in Monrovia, Liberia. The April 22 event focused on the future of young people in the church. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

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.

We live out this key theme through these core values: Committed, Grace-filledJesus-seeking, Praying and Spirit-filled.

Learn more

Examples of BeUMC social graphics for churches to download and use on their social channels.

Get graphics & videos

A collection of free downloadable graphics and videos are available for each of the campaign’s core values. You'll also find additional resources such as #BeUMC logos, a printable infographic about the campaign, and a Zoom background

Use these graphics on your social media channels and church website, in worship and other events, or on any electronic or print communication. Or create your own custom graphics using imagery from your community with the help of design assets.

View all

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.

Learn more
The Rev. Qianli Jiang delivers the sermon during worship at Mu’en Church in Shanghai, China. Established by Methodist missionaries in 1887, the church formerly was known as the Moore Memorial Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

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.

View resources
Bible study at McKendree United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, Ga. Photo taken Oct. 23, 2016. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Discussion Guide

Provide this resource to small groups who wish to learn more about the campaign’s four key messaging themes 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.

Social media illustration by Raftel Design, Vecteezy.com. 

Social media ideas

Find out how to encourage participation through social media strategies and real-world examples.

Learn more
Show your commitment to #BeUMC with these products (T-shirt, sticker or magnet).  

Celebrate your commitment

Order #BeUMC shirts, magnets and stickers for giveaways, gifts or personal use.


Get inspired

See how fellow United Methodists are sharing what they love about The UMC.

Learn more 

Hear from our Bishops

Hear Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton, president of the Council of Bishops, cast a vision for the continuing United Methodist Church.

Reclaim. Revive. Renew.

In a “Mid-term State of The United Methodist Church Address” on March 2, 2023, Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton, president of the Council of Bishops, called members to “be the architects of a renewed, revived and reclaimed United Methodist Church.”

United Methodist Communications conducts research to understand the needs and practices of United Methodist churches. Image by FAVPNG.com.

Review research

Discover the ongoing, long-term research findings that led to the development of this campaign.

Learn more

United Methodist Communications is an agency of The United Methodist Church

©2023 United Methodist Communications. All Rights Reserved