John Wesley

The Methodist Faith


Mt. Lebanon UMC is part of the world-wide Protestant denomination known as The United Methodists. Methodism was birthed out a spiritual renewal movement in the 1700's in England led by John and Charles Wesley who sought to restore personal and social holiness through acts of mercy and piety. The movement quickly spread to the British colonies in America and became one of the fastest growing religious organizations in the new country.


Today, United Methodists continue to "catch the Spirit" through our commitment to fulfill Christ's Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20), making disciples for Jesus Christ and for the transformation of the world. Though a small congregation in and of ourselves, Mount Lebanon is connected with unlimited resources through the power of the Holy Spirit and our relations with other churches in the Wilmington District, the Peninsula-Delaware Conference, and the various boards and agencies of the international denomination.


The United Methodist Handbook is among the best resources for people new to the Methodist faith. It includes information on United Methodist teachings; church structure and organization; denominational initiatives; what it means to be a worldwide church; and more. We highly encourage you to explore this invaluable resource.


http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/unitedmethodist/handbook/



In addition to browsing through the United Methodist Handbook, we invite you to visit these other website links on the Methodist faith:


http://www.gbgm-umc.org/wilmdist/

http://www.pen-del.org

http://www.umc.org/site


We here at Mount Lebanon feel that the best way to discover the spirit of Methodism, is to experience it for yourself. Come share in our faith this Sunday and see what being a Methodist is all about!