What We Believe

Scripture

We believe in primary reliance on the Bible as a unique testimony of God’s relationship to the world and us. Our understanding of scripture is strengthened by our curiosity and the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we work to discern its meaning in our lives.

 

Tradition

We believe in the ability to find meaning in the creeds, hymns, and stories of our faith. This living tradition illuminates our faith and connects us to individuals and communities across ages and cultures.

 

Experience

We believe that faith and theology are informed by our experiences: personally and collectively, from our own individual experiences to those of the whole human family across time and culture.

 

Reason 

We believe in the careful use of reason as a necessary tool for approaching and interpreting our faith, pulling on the full range of human knowledge as we make meaning of scripture, tradition, and experience.

 

Read more about the beliefs that connect United Methodists to other faiths here.

 

Read more about our Wesleyan heritage and how it informs our beliefs here.