Each of us lives out our faith in unique ways. Sharing our faith story is one way we connect with others. Sharing our experiences is a part of our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!
Telling our story to inspire and encourage others is the foundation for the #BeUMC campaign. This grassroots effort weaves us together through our powerful stories of living out our faith to become what we aspire. These experiences declare what unites us as United Methodists and what we are working toward, together. The hope is that as many United Methodists as possible will share their personal experiences, values and hopes of why they continue to #BeUMC.
No matter the challenges we face, God is with us, and we continue to have opportunities to live into our mission and to strive to be the church our communities so desperately need. The #BeUMC campaign calls us to embrace our Wesleyan heritage and envision a promising future. Consider sharing your story by understanding our common roots:
LIVING THE GOSPEL
The UMC is founded on a Wesleyan theology of grace, anchored in Scripture, and based in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the continuing movement of the Holy Spirit.
First and foremost, we are dedicated to the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world in the tradition of John Wesley. We are disciple-making, faithful, deeply rooted, grounded in Scripture, Christ-centered people of God.
BELONGING AND INCLUSION
All belong and will be loved in The UMC. All will be heard, respected and engaged. All will be free to develop their personal relationship with God and to serve fully in the ministry of Jesus Christ. We are diverse, justice-seeking, resilient, welcoming people of God.
INFLUENCE, CONNECTION AND IMPACT
With more than 12 million members across the globe, we are a powerful connection, living and sharing the grace of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. We are committed to work for global health, education, creation care, child welfare, disaster recovery and countless other efforts. We are missional, connected, world-changing, generous people of God.
EXPERIENCE OF GOD THROUGH THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
We embrace a church where we experience our triune God in personal and community relationships, transforming our own lives, the lives around us, and the entire world. We are committed, Jesus-seeking, Spirit-filled, grace-filled, praying people of God.
Your story is important and we want to hear your story, shared your way! For inspiration, view the post at UMC.org/BeUMC.