We are the People of God

The #BeUMC campaign reminds us of who we are at our best — the spirit-filledresilientconnectedmissionalfaithfuldiversedeeply rootedcommitteddisciple-makingJesus-seekinggenerousjustice-seekingworld-changing people of God called The United Methodist Church.

Here in the Louisiana Conference, we are committed to making disciples... 

  • For the creation of a more just and inclusive world, united in the love of God.
  • Who are grounded in the teachings and example of Jesus Christ.
  • Who are anchored in Scripture and formed by tradition, experience and reason.
  • Who live a life of personal piety and social holiness.

The UMC is founded on a Wesleyan theology of grace, anchored in Scripture and based in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the continuing movement of the Holy Spirit.

  • We embrace the fundamentals of the Wesleyan tradition and dedicate ourselves to the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
  • We embrace a Church anchored in Scripture and a theology of grace.
  • We embrace a Church that aspires to be a more just and inclusive force in the world. 
  • We embrace the connected power of 12 million souls united, working towards good in the world.
  • We embrace a Church that has uplifted our own lives and the lives of our friends, family, and those we cherish.
  • We embrace a Church built in loving relationships rather than uniformity in thought and action.
  • We embrace a Church where everyone does not have to agree and where everyone is welcome.

Conversation Presentation

United Methodist Communications has officially released a slide deck that is designed to help facilitate conversations.  The deck is built in Google slides, which makes it very easy to customize.

The general goal of the deck is to allow every member of The United Methodist Church to take a moment to pause, rediscover and reconnect with what our global, change-making body of believers is all about. 

Why is our connection unique? What has brought us here and what calling do we need to fulfill? How can we root into our beliefs, history, mission and ministry in order to stand strong and face the future - together? 

Those questions and more are answered in this deck.

Access the Presentation

We Want to Hear From You

Why are you a United Methodist? And why are you committed to remaining a United Methodist? 

This is an important time in the history of our denomination, annual conference and our local churches. Please follow the instructions below to record and submit two :60 video clips, answering the questions — Why are you a United Methodist? and Where do you see hope? 

Submit Video

We will share these videos on our social media channels and they will also be part of the United Methodist Church’s larger 
BeUMC campaign.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Communications team:

Please note — this is strictly optional.

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