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UNITED METHODISTs
What WE Believe

United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians. According to our foundational statement of beliefs in The Book of Discipline, we share the following basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities:

Who is GOD?

God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons.

Who is JESUS?

We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrate God's redeeming love.

Who is the HOLY SPIRIT?

The Holy Spirit is God's present activity in our midst. When we sense God's leading, God's challenge, or God's support or comfort, it's the Holy Spirit at work.

Who are HUMANS?

Genesis 1:27 asserts that we've been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create.

What is the CHURCH?

The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today.

What is the BIBLE?

We believe that the Bible is the primary authority for our faith and practice.

What is GOD'S REIGN?

The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope.