As a response to God's gracious initiative in Baptism, you will be asked to pledge your loyalty to the life and ministries of The United Methodist Church and to promise to uphold Aldersgate United Methodist Church with your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. You will then be part of the universal Church and part of a particular community of Christians where you are known and watched over in love.
Since all that seek to be members come with different experiences and backgrounds, there are a number of pathways to follow in becoming a member of Aldersgate UMC.
If you have never been baptized and you desire to be a Christian 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 baptismal covenant.
If you are a member of another part of the church (such as Baptist, Presbyterian or Lutheran), then you will want to prepare to transfer your membership from that church to Aldersgate UMC.
If you are a member of another Christian church that does not transfer membership, you will want to prepare to make a profession of faith and be received as a member.
If you have any questions about the journey of becoming a Christian and a member of Aldersgate UMC, contact one mf our pastors, Rev. Gary Willis or Rev. Lane Cotton Winn by email or at 985.641.5829. They will be happy to answer your questions and help you discern what next steps you want to take.