We live into our mission as United Methodists as we offer H.O.P.E. Watch for more information about HOPE soon. In the meantime, here’s the official language from the UM Book of Discipline, paragraph 122:
proclaim the gospel, seek welcome and gather persons into the body of Christ;
- lead persons to commit their lives to God through baptism by water and the spirit and profession faith in Jesus Christ;
- nurture persons in Christian living through worship, the sacraments, spiritual disciplines, and other means of grace, such as Wesley’s Christian conferencing;
- send persons into the world to live lovingly and justly as servants of Christ by healing the sick, feeding the hungry, caring for the stranger, freeing the oppressed, being and becoming a compassionate, caring presence, and working to develop social structures that are consistent with the gospel; and structures that are consistent with the gospel; and
continue the mission of seeking, welcoming and gathering persons in the community of the body of Christ.