What We Believe

The people of The United Methodist Church are part of the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Our worldwide connection includes approximately 12.8 million members whose mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
The United Methodist Church was formed when the Methodist Church and the Evangelical
United Brethren Church merged in 1968. But we trace our heritage back to the movement begun in 1729 in England by John and Charles Wesley. 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” continues to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
The foundation of Christian living is faith in Christ. Faith is the central loyalty that gives purpose and direction to our lives. Christian faith is grounding our lives in the living God as revealed especially in Jesus the Christ. Faith does not happen overnight, but rather is a journey.
We look forward to sharing that journey with you as you deepen your relationship with God.
Here at Indian Run, we believe in these four cornerstones of the United Methodist Church:
      – We believe in a Triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
      – We believe in God’s love and forgiveness of all people.
      – We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ.
      – We believe in celebrating the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.
To learn more about the United Methodist Church, visit www.umc.org.