By Niamh O'Connor ,Caoimhe
O'Hagan, Bona Nugent and Maria
•Baptism: Trinitarian baptism. "Baptism
is not only a sign of profession and mark
of difference whereby Christians are
distinguished from others that are not
baptized; but it is also a sign of
regeneration or the new birth. The
Baptism of young children is to be
retained in the Church.
Who founded the Methodist church
• Methodism has at its roots one person whose vision,
determination and faith inspired fellow seekers to re-
assess their lives and renew their relationship with God.
John Wesley (1703-1791) challenged the religious
assumptions of his day, urging those to whom he
preached to 'trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation' for
the assurance that we are all forgiven through Christ.
• When John Wesley was at Oxford University, he was
part of a small group of students who held regular
meetings for Bible study, prayer and Communion. This
earned them the nickname 'The Holy Club' or
• Believe Christ is present in a spiritual form in but not
• in a bodily form
• Believe the Lord's Supper is
• Representation of our redemption
• Memorial of the sufferings and death of Christ,
• Token of love and union which Christians have with
Christ and with one another.
church believes that
confirmation is a very
important moment in
an individuals life.
•Those beliefs are founded on
the Bible and are summed up
in the creeds, which are
regularly used in Christian
services of all denominations.
The Methodist church usually has 3 main parts:
Preparation: call to worship,
Hymns focusing on God
Ministry of the word:hymns,reading from the
bible, a sermon and a creed.
response: prayers for thanksgiving
Prayers of intercession and petition
The lords prayer and hymns and dismissal.
Structure of the church
The Connexion The way individual Churches
are connected by Methodism
The Local Church The individual Church
The Circuits Local resourcing and enabling of
The Districts Geographical districts within
Conference The governing body of the
• Reading the bible is very important for
Methodists and they are encouraged to
study it on their own and in groups. They
believe that it is the supreme guide to
faith but that it can only be understood by
the guidance of the holy spirit, in the light
of tradition, experience and reason.
• Origin: John and Charles Wesley founded
• Sacraments: baptism and communion.
• Main beliefs: confirmation and baptism.
• Sunday service:3 main parts.