Our Beliefs


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 Wesleyan Theological Heritage

 

 

FOUNDATIONAL DOCUMENTS

Just as creeds such as the Apostles’ Creed summarize the belief of all Christians, 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. They, along with Wesley’s Sermons on Several Occasions and Explanatory Notes Upon the New Testament, are “standards” of doctrine for United Methodists.

Foundational Documents of the United Methodist Church

 

CHRISTIAN ROOTS

LEARN HOW WE SHARE A COMMON HERITAGE

United Methodists share basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities…

Our Christian Roots

 

JOHN WESLEY SERMONS

John Wesley (1703-1791) founded Methodism. A prolific writer, he printed several volumes of his sermons during his lifetime. The published sermons either were rewritten from ones that he had preached or were written specifically for print.John Wesley Sermons