OUR BELIEFS

The foundations of faith.


WHAT IS A UNITED METHODIST CHURCH?

As a United Methodist congregation, Rainbow City FUMC lives out of 300 years of Wesleyan theology and mission and two millennia of Christian tradition. We are part of a 12.3-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens minds, and open doors through active engagement with our world. Read more about the United Methodist Church’s mission statement.

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” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.

We invite you to learn more about our rich theological heritage. The resources on this page can help you explore our denomination’s unique perspectives on the Christian faith, but remember that United Methodists are a diverse people. You do not have to understand every aspect of Christian doctrine in order to be a part of our congregation. We believe that participation in the church is the way in which we grow in faith and understanding. The “official” doctrines of our denomination are a guide that shape our exploration and our discovery of the riches of God’s love. We welcome differing opinions and perspectives, for these enrich our experience of God’s grace.


Basics of Our Faith

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

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Social Principles

These statements help guide our thinking and acting about how we live in, and are in engaged in, ministry in the world.

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Our Faith Journey

Faith does not happen overnight. It’s a journey. From birth to death we’re growing in faith.

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