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Who We Are 

People of God

We, the people called United Methodists, are living through trying times. Our disagreements have reached what many see as a breaking point.

There is uncertainty about what will happen when we gather in Minneapolis for General Conference in August, 2021. A variety of plans, petitions and a protocol may shape our future.

While no one can say for certain what tomorrow holds, we know who we have been at our best—a spirit-filled, resilient, missional, deeply-rooted, diverse, connected and faithful people of God called The United Methodist Church.

And that is who God continues to call us to be.

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.

John Wesley and the early Methodists 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.


For more information on The United Methodist Church go to

John Wesley

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