About Membership at trinity

Jesus Christ calls all who believe to commitment to his teachings, example, and work in the world. We are confirmed as disciples of Jesus Christ by our baptism - whether we are baptized as children or adults. United Methodists honor the baptism of all other Christian churches and do not re-baptize persons when they join a UM congregation.

People often find professing membership in a local church to be a very important and meaningful next step in expressing commitment to both a personal faith and corporate discipleship. At Trinity, we welcome all persons in all stages of their faith journeys. We also welcome into full membership all baptized persons who wish to unite with us.

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  The Meaning of Membership in The United Methodist Church

from the website of the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church.

The Membership Vows

The Membership Vows  consist of two parts. First a prospective member will reaffirm the vows they made or that were made in their name at their baptism; and second, will then take the actual vow of membership.

Reaffirmation of Baptismal vows:

  • On behalf of the whole Church, I ask you: Do you reject the spiritual forces of wickedness, the evil powers of this world, and the bondage of sin?
  • Do you accept the freedom and power God gives you to resist evil, injustice and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves?
  • Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Savior, put your whole trust in his grace, and promise to serve him as your Lord, in union with the Church which Christ has opened to people of all ages, nations, and races?

Membership Vow:

  • As a member of Christ's universal church, and as a member of this congregation, will you faithfully participate in its ministries by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness?