If you are interested in becoming a member of China Spring United Methodist Church, you are invited to join Pastor Steve Moss at the front of the Sanctuary during the invitation at any of our services. You may also contact Cecilia Boutwell for more information on becoming a member or to set up a meeting with our Pastor about membership. The following are responses to several of the most frequently asked questions about membership in our church.
Do I have to be baptized to join the church?
All members of the United Methodist Church are baptized Christians, which means that when you come to join, you may do so with a profession of faith which will include a time of baptism. If you have already been baptized, you may join our church family at any time.
What are the expectations of members?
Members of all United Methodist churches are asked to commit to the following categories of Christian living.
Prayers: Members commit to pray for our church, our community and our world.
Presence: Members commit to be present in worship and other opportunities where they can grow in their faith.
Giving: Members commit to financially support the mission and ministry of the church through regular offering.
Service: Members commit to find a place where they can serve and be a part of the work that the church is doing locally, regionally and around our world.
Witness: Members commit to living and sharing a life of faith that reflects their commitment to Christ.
What about my kids?
We take very seriously our commitment to partner with families in the process of nurturing children into Christian faith. We believe it is one of the most important things we do as a community of faith. Children who join our church with their families are called constituent members in anticipation of Confirmation, a Spring semester class for our 6th graders (or older students who have not been through Confirmation) taught by our Director of Student Ministries is where they are introduced to the basics of Christian faith and church membership. At the conclusion of confirmation, these young people are confirmed as full members of our church.
What is the next step?
Contact Cecilia Boutwell or connect with Pastor Steve Moss at any of the worship services to learn more about beginning the membership process.