General Conference

United Methodists are people of God who, across the connection, share a common mission and values. The United Methodist Church transcends geography, borders, barriers, and differences. Founded on a Wesleyan theology of grace, we are people of faith who experience and extend the love and grace of God as we serve our neighbors near and far. United Methodists are anchored in Scripture and committed to a discipleship that is grounded in the love, teachings and example of Jesus Christ. The United Methodist Church is a diverse worldwide church serving all people, where everyone belongs and can be fully included and regarded as God's beloved. As John Wesley said, "Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may." We are moving forward with renewed hope and a focus on mission and ministry as we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We proudly claim that we are a people with open hearts, open minds, and open doors.