The United Methodist Church
The mission of The United Methodist Church, according to www.umc.org, is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The United Methodist Church was formed in 1968 in Dallas, Texas, as a union between The Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church, and has its roots in Methodism. With a membership size estimated at over 14 million in the United States, United Methodism is counted as the third largest Christian denomination in America, although in recent years its largest growth has been seen in Asia and Africa. The Church practices two sacraments, baptism and participation in the Lord’s Supper, with baptism being seen as the beginning of a discipleship of Jesus Christ.