What is a United Methodist Church?
The United Methodist Church was created in 1968, but can be traced to John Wesley in the 18th century. You can learn more about The United Methodist Church by visiting the official online ministry. Churches and denominations are more alike than they are different. What’s so special about a United Methodist Church? Basically, not much. About 95% of our beliefs you will find in any other church. There are some differences. Here are the highlights.
A United Methodist Church is filled with people with different opinions. That is OK. John Wesley stated “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.” We view this diversity as a strength as we promise to love people who may have different views.
We talk about Grace A LOT. Grace refers to the unearned love that God gives us. Some have called it amazing. We do use the word Sin because it is a truthful word. We use it, however, as the backdrop of a larger, fulfilling message about Grace.
All people are created equal. The United Methodist Church is the largest denomination that ordains women as pastors. We are proud of that distinction. The equality of all people is a defining characteristic of a United Methodist Church.
Science is a trustworthy source for understanding God and God’s world. God is never insecure about people finding truth. We can learn from science and allow it to teach us about topics like mental health, the environment, addictions, and the universe.
The Bible is inspired by God at a magnitude unmatched by other books. It also is formed by authors who were products of their time and location. The Bible is worth our attention and struggle. In its pages we can learn about God and know how to live under God’s Love.