United Methodism

Unity in the United Methodist Church. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.
Unity in the United Methodist Church. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodists celebrate both what we hold in common with other parts of the Body of Christ and what is unique to our denomination — our emphasis on grace, our understanding of the sacraments, how we deploy clergy, the ways we are in ministry together. Find resources here to help you understand, teach and practice what it means to be a United Methodist in the 21st century.
Participants in deep discussion during  the second consultation on the revision of the social principles held by the General Board of Church and Society in Washington, DC,  Jan. 23-24, 2015. Photo: Jay Mallin.
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Church & Society

Church and Society releases Revised Social Principles

Global revision produces a teachable document and resource for ministry for the entire church.

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Portrait of John Wesley. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Collection, Drew University Libraries.
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United Methodism

A Wesleyan understanding of grace

At the heart of Wesleyan/Methodist theology and practice is a profound understanding and vital experience of grace. Grace, as understood, experienced and proclaimed by the United Methodists remains relevant and transformative.

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General Conference

History

Beliefs and Teachings

Sacraments