United Methodists Invited to Join the #BeUMC Campaign


#BeUMC is a grassroots effort built upon powerful stories of congregations and individuals living their faith, while celebrating what draws people to The United Methodist Church and what United Methodists collectively aspire to be. It calls people to embrace their Wesleyan Heritage and envision a promising future in which members play an active role.  

The North Georgia Conference is compiling #BeUMC resources at www.ngumc.org/BeUMC. 

A new #BeUMC online toolkit has launched to assist church leaders in creating engagement in their church communities focused on the work of the Holy Spirit being done through the people of The United Methodist Church. Resources include inspiring ideas and practical suggestions, worship and preaching aids, communication tools, informative research, and more.

The campaign is consistent with the excitement, enthusiasm and hopes for the future of the denomination that are shared amongst United Methodists. The #BeUMC initiative’s overall messaging highlights these core tenets and their related core values that unite United Methodists:

  • Disciple Making – United Methodists draw from being faithful and deeply rooted people as they embrace the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world in the tradition of John Wesley.
  • Belonging and Inclusion- All belong and will be loved in the United Methodist Church. All will be heard, respected, and engaged. All will be free to develop their personal relationship with God and to serve fully in the ministry of Jesus Christ. This tenet is lived out by being diverse, justice-seeking and resilient people of God.
  • Influence, Connection and Impact - With more than 12 million members across the globe, United Methodists are a connected, missional and generous community who are committed to changing the world by living and sharing the grace of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. They are committed to working for global health, education, creation care, child welfare, disaster recovery, and countless other efforts.
  • Experience of God through The UMC – United Methodists show their commitment to being Jesus-seeking and Spirit-filled people by embracing our triune God in personal and community relationships, while transforming their lives, the lives around them and the world.

In addition to toolkit resources, United Methodist Communications is rolling out dedicated content that mirrors each month’s theme to help members, leaders, and seekers to dig deeper into these values via ResourceUMC.orgUMC.org and their social media channels.

“We invite every church member, local church and annual conference to be a part of the campaign as they tell their own stories,” shared Jennifer Rodia, Chief Communications Officer for United Methodist Communications, the global communications agency for the denomination. “They can start by simply including the #BeUMC hashtag in their social media posts that illustrate the UMC’s mission as it is lived out within our local churches, agencies, ministries, individual lives, and communities at large.”