Originating from a Protestant sect organized under John Wesley, 1744, including all religious bodies which came into existence through the efforts of John and Charles Wesley.
They formulated their Articles of Religion from the thirty-nine articles of the Church of England.
The Apostles Creed is the only accepted formal creed.
The Methodists rejected the "stricter doctrines of Calvinism, predestination, and reprobation," and accepted "the milder emphasis of Arminianism on repentance, faith, and holiness."
In America the church government emphasized the superintendency, which was a form of episcopacy.
The different Methodist bodies are as follows:
New Catholic Dictionary