The name Methodists came about because people observed that the followers of John Wesley were organised in their worship, prayer and structures. Methodism did not come about because John Wesley felt a need to reform wrong beliefs. Rather, his mission was to bring home to the hearts of the people the truths of the gospel message. The Bible, for Methodists, is the supreme authority as it reveals the nature of God and His love for mankind.
The Methodist Church takes it's place in the world-wide Church and shares those core beliefs passed down from the time of the apostles. For example, we share in the historic creeds of the Church, such as the Apostle's Creed and the Nicene Creed. We believe in the Trinity, the Incarnation of Christ and of all the other fundamental doctrines of the worldwide Church.
Further distinctive emphases are these Fours Alls
All people need to be saved. "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God."
All can be saved. "God sent His Son into the world...that the world might be saved through Him."
All may know themselves saved. "If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
All may be completely saved. - there can be no limits on what God can do in our lives, as we are continually becoming more perfect in our love for God and for our fellow human beings.