United Methodists are the second largest Protestant denomination in America. Methodists have played a significant role in shaping our nation. United Methodists hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith. They are evangelical, but moderates rather than fundamentalists. They value the intellect and modern science, while at the same time looking to the Bible as the authoritative guide for faith and practice. Methodists have a passionate faith with strong convictions. They are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion.
Methodists have been known for their emphasis on a personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world. They have historically valued well-informed and passionate preaching, worship that was lively, and small groups where people could grow in faith. Methodists have open hearts, and open minds – and welcome anyone interested in learning more about the Christian faith. To find out more about the United Methodist Church check out the Iowa United Methodist Church Home Page at www.iaumc.org.