The United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church is a global denomination that opens hearts, opens minds, and opens doors through active engagement with our world. The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

A United Methodist is someone who joins in that mission by putting faith and love into action. We believe that God loves all people, and that we share in expressing that love. So the United Methodist tradition emphasizes God's grace and in serving others. We believe that Jesus Christ is the fullest expression of God's love--showing us the fullness of God's care through Jesus' teachings, death and resurrection.

Though The United Methodist Church was officially created in 1968, Methodist history dates back to the 18th century when John and Charles Wesley gathered a small group of students who sought to spread the Methodist movement while they were students at Oxford University. 

Learn more about our history and theological heritage here