Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. provided this video to explain why he will remain in The United Methodist Church after the Global Methodists launch a new denomination May 1.
#BeUMC honors the core values that connect the people of The United Methodist Church. No matter the challenges we face, God is with us, and we continue to have opportunities to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world! The campaign calls us to embrace our Wesleyan heritage and envision a promising future. Every day offers a chance to live into our mission and to strive to #BeUMC — to be the church our communities so desperately need. This grassroots effort, built upon powerful stories of congregations and people living their faith, celebrates what draws us to The United Methodist Church and what we aspire to be.
The United Methodist Church finds itself in a season of splintering. Following district gatherings in the Great Plains Conference, the cabinet and conference staff created a document to clarify the denomination’s core doctrines and to answer key questions arising around church disaffiliations. Download the PDF.
As a denomination, it’s important that pastors, church staff and members have a common understanding of the core background of The United Methodist Church. The new “We are the church. Together” resource from United Methodist Communications helps congregations root into shared beliefs, history, mission and ministry to stand strong and face the future — together.
The organized Google slides presentation aids leaders in walking their church through what it means to be United Methodist and answering questions that members are asking.
Do you want to share your own #BeUMC video? You can record your own and send them to us!
What do we need? Please record your own video explaining what you love about The United Methodist Church and/or your local congregation. Focus on how each serves as the hands and feet of Christ as disciples in our world today.
Please keep your videos to 60 seconds or less, and please realize that sharing them with us means they will appear on our website and/or our social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We do reserve the right to edit or reject videos, especially any that fail to conform to the parameters shared above.
Now, how do you send your videos to us? It's easy!
Then, as you come across disciples in action involving your church, share their stories on social media by using the #BeUMC hashtag.
If you see others embodying the values of the United Methodist Church, let us know! Email email@example.com. Here are some of the ways we've seen #BeUMC in action: