The people who share the Methodist /Wesleyan heritage make up the
World Methodist Family. Methodist, Wesleyan and related Union Churches
in more than 132 countries of the world combine to include a family of
more than 75 million.
Churches in the Methodist tradition
stand within the continuity of the one universal Church. We confess
Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, worship one God, Father, Son and Holy
Spirit, preach one gospel, and accept the authority of the Holy
Scriptures, and the creeds of the early church.
The United Methodist Church relates to the World Methodist Family through the following organizations and groups: