THIS WE BELIEVE AS THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The Mission of the Church is to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ
for the Transformation of the World
With Christians of other communions we confess belief in the Triune God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We hold in common with all Christians a faith in the mystery of salvation in and through Jesus Christ.
We share the Christian belief that God's redemptive love is realized in human life by the activity of the Holy Spirit, both in personal experience and in community of believers.
We understand ourselves to be part of Christ's universal church when by adoratoin, proclamation, and service we become conformed to Christ.
With other Christians we recognize that the reign of God is both a present and future reality..
Our Faith in the Holy TrinityThere is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body or parts, of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the maker and preserver of all things, both visible and invisible. And in unity of this Godhead there are three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
The Word, or Son of God, Who was made Very ManThe Son, who is the Word of the Father, the very and eternal God, of one substance with the Father, took man's nature in the womb of the blessed Virgin; so that two whole and perfect natures, that is to say, the Godhead and Manhood, were joined together in one person, never to be divided; whereof is one Christ, very God and very Man, who truly suffered, was crucified, dead, and buried, to reconcile His Father to us, and to be a sacrifice, not only for the original guile, but also for actual sins of men.
Of the Resurrection of ChristChrist did truly rise again from the dead, and took again His body, with all things appertaining to the perfection of man's nature, wherewith He ascended into heaven, and there sitteth until He returns to judge all men at the last day.
Of the Holy GhostThe Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son, is of one substance, majesty, and glory with the Father and the Son, very and eternal God.
All information above is from The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church -- 2008.