Beliefs & Practices

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United Methodists affirm the faith shared by all Christians, with particular emphasis on God's grace and on Christian living, putting faith and love into action.

Explore how United Methodists understand deep questions of faith and Christian practice.

Metaphors for resurrection are often found in nature. Image by zhugher, courtesy of Pixabay.
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What do we mean by resurrection?

United Methodists affirm the Christian belief in the resurrection of the dead. Resurrection is a form of new creation, not merely a resuscitation.

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A road in Portugal turns back in the other direction. Image by David Mark, courtesy of Pixabay.​
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What does repentance mean?

Repentance is about more than just admitting what we did wrong. It's about turning and going a different direction.

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