John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, was born 1703 in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England. In 1729, he and his brother Charles, along with Robert Kirkham and William Morgan, began to meet regularly for Bible study and devotions. Derisively called “The Holy Club” or “Methodists,” they gave birth to the concept of Methodism.
United Methodists are the second largest Protestant denomination and hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith and share a common heritage with other Christians, including:
- Celebration of the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion
- The authoritative guide for faith and how we are to live is the Bible as revealed in scripture
- Faith in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ
- Belief in a triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
- Conviction that God has mercy and love for all people
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Mission Statement of Valpo FUMC "Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."