What is a United Methodist?
United Methodists are the second largest Protestant denomination in American.
We are a church that encourages a strong, warmhearted, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is at the heart of everything we do.
We are a world-wide church. Not only can you find a United Methodist Church in every county of our nation; you can find a United Methodist Church, Mission, School or Hospital in many communities around the world.
United Methodists are open and inclusive churches.
We are a church of diversity in beliefs, lifestyles and backgrounds. We welcome everyone.
We hold on to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith.
We are a church to help hurting people.
We feed more than a million children every day. United Methodists are known for our emphasis on a personal faith that is lived out in concrete actions in the world.
We continue Christ's ministry of preaching, teaching, healing, and caring. While we value intellect and modern science, we look to the scriptures as God's authoritative word for all faith and practice.
We are willing to ask questions, wrestle with difficult issues, and do so with grace and compassion.