John Wesley and the early Methodists were particularly concerned about inviting people to experience God’s grace and to grow in their knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living. They placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as "practical divinity" has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today. We invite you to learn more about our rich theological heritage.
OUR CHRISTIAN ROOTS
LEARN HOW WE SHARE A COMMON HERITAGE WITH ALL CHRISTIANS
According to our foundational statement of beliefs, United Methodists share basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities.
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.
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.
LEARN ABOUT THE "STANDARDS" OF DOCTRINE FOR UNITED METHODISTS
The Articles of Religion of The Methodist Church and the Confessions of Faith of The Evangelical United Brethren Church form a foundation of doctrine for United Methodists.