In general, United Methodists agree on major aspects of theology. Sources for the faith include: The Bible, The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, and the writings of John Wesley. Those major aspects are listed below.
United Methodists share a common heritage with other Christians:
1. Conviction that God has mercy and love for all people.
2. Belief in a triune God. There is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body or parts, of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the maker and preserver of all things, both visible and invisible. And in unity of this Godhead there are three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity--the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
3. Faith in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ.
4. Celebration of the Sacraments, namely Baptism and the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion. We believe the Sacraments, ordained by Christ, are symbols and pledges of the Christian's profession and of God's love toward us. They are the means of grace by which God works invisibly in us, quickening, strengthening and confirming our faith in him.