Once Methodism came to America, its message sparked an evangelical awakening. Summed up as "all men need to be saved, all men can be saved, all men can know they are saved, and all men can be saved to the uttermost," the message of Methodism resounded in the hearts of the early American people.
After its official founding at the Christmas conference of 1784, Methodism spread quickly, becoming the largest Protestant denomination in the country. As the country moved west, Methodism moved with it. It was said that with every wagon train going west, a Methodist circuit rider went with it.It was out of this revival that the Congregational Methodist Church came into existence in 1852.
Desiring to share the message of a heart-warming religion, and organize
the people for discipleship, the founding fathers of the CMC exercised
their faith and formed a doctrine based on the beliefs and teachings of
John Wesley, yet with the spirit of American liberty.