JOIN CHRIST CHURCH
Joining a Church is an Important Decision
Choosing to join a church family is an important decision, and we encourage you to prayerfully consider your next steps. The pastors at Christ Church want to get to know you better and learn how Christ Church may meet your spiritual needs. If you are interested in talking with a pastor about your options for membership or simply desire more information, please contact the church office at 318.686.2553.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
You may join any Sunday and at any service you choose. The Pastor will issue an invitation to join the church, usually directly before the singing of the last hymn (refer to the worship bulletin). You will join the ministers at the altar and respond to the vows of membership. You will be asked if you profess your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. You will also be asked to uphold Christ United Methodist Church with your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness. At the end of the service, the congregation will welcome you into the church family.
Some people or families may desire to join privately rather than during than worship. All you would need to do is let the pastor know of your desire.
Methods of Joining
Are you currently a member of another United Methodist Church? If so, you will simply transfer your membership to Christ United Methodist Church. When we receive the name and address of this church, our church office staff will request a transfer to Christ Church.
Are you currently a member of another denomination?
If so, you will transfer your membership to Christ United Methodist Church. When we receive the name and address of this church, our church office staff will request a transfer to Christ Church. The United Methodist Church honors baptisms from all denominations, and so, new members will not be baptized again. Should you desire to renew your Baptism, we have a special worship ritual for that, called, “Renewal of the Baptismal Covenant.”
Are you joining a church for the first time and have already been baptized? You will be joining by profession of your faith in Christ.
Are you joining a church for the first time and have never been baptized? You will be baptized as part of the worship and will then join by profession of faith during the worship service.