Joining the Church

What to Do

Talk with a United Methodist pastor about becoming a member of The United Methodist Church. The pastor will be able to answer your questions and help you discern what next steps to take.

General Guide

If you have never been baptized, you will prepare for baptism.
If you were baptized as an infant or young child and have not made a profession of faith and been confirmed, then you will prepare to reaffirm your baptism when you take the membership vows.
If you are a member of another part of the church (such as Baptist, Presbyterian or Lutheran), then you can transfer your membership from that church to a local United Methodist Church.
Talk with a United Methodist pastor about becoming a member of The United Methodist Church. The pastor will be able to answer your questions and help you discern what next steps to take.