Rethink Church
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE UNITED METHODIST?
We are a welcoming community of people aligned in belief and purpose, and devoted to serving others.

THE CONCEPT OF RETHINKING CHURCH
ISN'T NEW.


It's rooted in our Wesleyan heritage.
It's defined by our social principles.
It's part of what makes United Methodists unique.




ALL ARE WELCOME IN THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
WITH OPEN HEARTS, OPEN MINDS, AND OPEN DOORS.



We believe God's grace is available to all people, no matter where you're from, what you look like, or what you've done.
That's why our communion table is open to all.

WE EXPRESS OUR LOVE FOR GOD
THROUGH ACTIVE DISCIPLESHIP.



To us, church is about sharing God's love by offering hope and healing to those looking for more meaning in their
lives. Acts of personal faith and public worship help us grow closer to God, but we also grow in our faith by taking
action outside the church walls to help others.


Christ and His earliest followers reached out to those in need, caring for the sick and abandoned when others
turned away. Like Him, we are drawn to help those suffering from hunger, disease, or injustice. Those recovering
from disaster. Those in need of education, clean water, or simply someone to let them know they are not alone.
We seek to live our faith in ways that create change in the world.

To be United Methodist is to be included
in a diverse, worldwide community of
connected churches bound by faith and
service to the world.



Reaching from the local church to neighboring communities and all around the globe, United Methodists share a
mutually determined common mission. By working together, we accomplish more. A web of local churches with a
global scope, we seek out opportunities to transform lives.

 

CHURCH CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE WHEN:

We choose to live our faith in ways that create real and lasting change in the world.
We open hearts, open minds, and open doors to transform the lives of others.
We put our beliefs into action.

 
 




Methodist founder John Wesley called this active engagement of humanity "social holiness."



Wesley maintained that disciples of Jesus would grow in their own commitment to Christ by inviting others into their lives, including those who were isolated or marginalized.


Learn more about the United Methodist Church