The #BeUMC campaign reminds us of who we are at our best — the spirit-filled, resilient, connected, missional, faithful, diverse, deeply rooted, committed, disciple-making, Jesus-seeking, generous, justice-seeking, world-changing people of God called The United Methodist Church.
Each month we will offer resources for each of these characteristics of United Methodists. You may request to borrow these resources from the NC Conference Media Center and use them to connect your congregation to what it means to be United Methodist. The lists will include DVD studies, books, and curricula for all ages.
We also recommend that you use #BeUMC: A Discussion Guide published by Resource UMC to lead discussions within your church or small group. If your church identifies as traditionalist, consider using this detailed Bible study by the Rev. Dr. John Stephens titled A Study Series for Traditional United Methodists Who Long to Remain in The United Methodist Church. It is a free PDF download.
The General Commission on Archives and History offers a self-paced online course, Splits, Separations, and Reconciliations: Rooted in Wesleyan Grace, where you’ll learn the reasons behind, the context for, and about the leaders of the splits, separations, and reconciliations in our United Methodist heritage.
Teach Your Church to #BeUMC
What does it mean to be United Methodist? Why should your church #BeUMC?
Many resources are available to lead your church in this conversation. The NC Conference Media Center recommends books and DVD studies to guide your church in discerning its place within the greater United Methodist Church.
- What it means to be United Methodist
- How to guide these difficult conversations
- The current debate within the UMC
- Ways that we can stay together
These resources can be used in small groups, churchwide discussions, and as resources for pastors and individuals. They will educate your congregation and its leaders about
February 27 – March 17, 2023 The history, heritage, beliefs, mission and culture of the United Methodist Church for anyone – newcomer or longtime member – who wants to know […]
Designed for Part-Time Local Pastors and Certified Lay Ministers, but open to any person, clergy or lay, this course covers Wesleyan Theology in terms that are practical and relevant for […]
What will happen at General Conference 2024? What is happening in the United Methodist connection now, and with the new Global Methodist Church? This session of the official U.M.C. polity […]
The #BeUMC campaign reminds us of who we are at our best — the spirit-filled, resilient, connected, missional, faithful, diverse, deeply rooted, committed, disciple-making, Jesus-seeking, generous, justice-seeking, world-changing, grace-filled people of God […]
Course Dates: January 9 – March 6, 2023 What does it mean to be Methodist? In a series of half-hour videos from leading Methodist scholars, Justo Gonzalez leads students through an exploration […]
“I am not afraid that the people called Methodists should ever cease to exist either in Europe or America. But I am afraid lest they should only exist as a […]
We are all aware of the divisions among people in our churches, in our communities, and in our country. Christians are called to be peacemakers and repairers of the breach […]
We offer our gifts and resources to serve those in need, both near and far. United Methodists cultivate a generosity of spirit, time, and resources. During Advent, we respond to God’s most generous gift of all, Jesus. The NC Conference Media Center offers resources on generosity for church leaders, small groups, and children – for the Advent season and throughout the year.
Though one body, we continue to celebrate individuality and cultural identity.
What’s next for us? What does it look like for a Methodist leader (or congregation) to respond to God’s call now? What biblical texts, stories from our past, and core […]
United Methodists strive to make the world a better place for all people. We recommend the following small-group studies, books, and curricula for adults, youth, and children about how United Methodists are changing the world.
This advanced class is required to become a Certified Lay Speaker and also is open to anyone who would like to learn the history of the United Methodist Church. The […]
First and foremost, we are dedicated to the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world in the tradition of John Wesley. We are committed to making disciples who are anchored in Scripture and formed by tradition, experience, and reason. We recommend these Bible studies that form disciples in the Wesleyan tradition. We also recommend books on creating a discipleship pathway for your church.