What does it mean to you to be United Methodist? To #BeUMC?
“Because we are the temple of the living God. Just as God said, I live with them, and I will move among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
- 2 Corinthians 6:16 CEB
Welcome to the landing page for the #BeUMC campaign. The #BeUMC campaign is a grassroots social media campaign to share what it is that you love about the United Methodist Church. The testimonies that you share with us via social media will have their predominant life on the social media platforms that we all love. This page will be an aggregate of all the shared testimonies.
We want you to share how camping ministries, college Wesleyan ministries, your Sunday school class, your involvement with mission work, or even your choir helped you with your spiritual formation. We believe that everyone has a story to share about how their involvement with the United Methodist Church helped guide you along your spiritual journey – and we want to hear it!
No agenda here, other than hearing the stories and sharing in the glory sightings of Christians who were grown and nurtured by our Wesleyan traditions! This is not a referendum on the UMC or the Kentucky Conference. Please celebrate with us by sharing your stories on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtag #BeUMC so we can find your stories and add them to this page.
If you do not have any social media accounts but still want to share your story, send your responses and a recent photo of yourself to: firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share them on the Kentucky Conference accounts. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Click here to read testimonials from people around the KY Conference about what makes the United Methodist Church special to them. #BeUMC.
The hashtag, #BeUMC, invites us to not only embody these values but to actively embrace our aspirations and be the church our world so desperately needs.
The coordinated campaign asks us to share our message from a positive point of view. And, it uses four pillars to do that:
The UMC is Focused on Disciple-Making, We are dedicated to the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world in the tradition of John Wesley.
The UMC Emphasizes Inclusion, All belong and will be loved. 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.
The UMC has Great Influence, Connection and Impact in the World, Through our shared commitment to global health, education, ecological care, child welfare, disaster recovery, and other essential causes, we spread and receive hope in our communities.
The UMC is the Place Through Which we Experience God, We remember our baptismal vows and we embrace a Church that has changed our own lives and the lives of our friends, family, and those we cherish.
Amplify #BeUMC in your local church via downloadable resources for worship, small groups, communications, and more.
View the Leader Toolkit→
View the Member Toolkit→
Recommended books, DVDs, and online resources for your church to use as you strive to #BeUMC. Anyone involved with a United Methodist Church in the NC Conference can borrow these resources through the mail, free of charge.
Churches can access tools and details at ResourceUMC.org/BeUMC.
- Be UMC Worship & Preaching Resources: Incorporate the #BeUMC campaign into worship services with the help of this sermon series developed by Discipleship Ministries.
- People of God #BeUMC Campaign: The People of God campaign celebrates the core values that connect the people of The United Methodist Church. We are faithful, Jesus-seeking, missional, committed, spirit-filled, deeply rooted, connected, resilient, justice-seeking and diverse people of God.
- Tuesdays at the Table: What do you understand when you hear, "This is the Lord's table and we don't set the guest list?": Dr. Edgardo Colón-Emeric talks about what it means to invite everyone to the Lord's Table.
Who's at your table: Compass 74 Podcast: This episode is a conversation between co-hosts Pierce Drake and Ryan Dunn. They discuss the age-old, but always relevant question of "What would Jesus do?"--as the question relates to community, gathering, and relationships in our 21st-century context.