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Empowered by God to be a Voice of Hope

Who we are is driven by what we believe

Our Christian Beliefs

The Creator God: God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons. Read More

The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is God's present activity in our midst. When we sense God's leading, God's challenge, or God's support or comfort, it's the Holy Spirit at work. Read More

Jesus of Nazareth: We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrate God's redeeming love. Read More


Humanity: Genesis 1:27 asserts that we've been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create. Read More

The Kingdom of God: The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope. Read More

The Bible: We believe that the Bible is the primary authority for our faith and practice. Read More


The Church: The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today. Read More

Our Social Principles 

The Social Principles are a prayerful and thoughtful effort of the General Conference to speak to the issues in the contemporary world from a sound biblical and theological foundation. Read More

Preamble: We affirm our unity in Jesus Christ while acknowledging differences in applying our faith in different cultural contexts as we live out the gospel. Read More

The Natural World: All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it. Read More

The Nurturing Community: We believe we have a responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals. Read More

The Social Community: We affirm all persons as equally valuable in the sight of God's sight. We reject discrimination and assert the rights of minority groups to equal opportunities. Read More

The Economic Community: We claim all economic systems to be under the judgment of God no less than other facets of the created order. Read More

The Political Community: We hold governments responsible for the protection of people’s basic freedoms. We believe that neither church nor state should attempt to dominate the other. Read More

The World Community: God’s world is one world. We pledge ourselves to seek the meaning of the gospel in all issues that divide people and threaten the growth of world community. Read More

Our Social Creed: Our Social Creed is a statement of faith reflecting our Social Principles. Read More

Human Sexuality: In 2019 the members of the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church voted 491-86 to adopt a vision for Minnesota that names a commitment to the full inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people in the life of the church. 

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