We want you to Belong to Jesus
Come as you are
Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome at Wesley Freedom. You do not have to become a member in order to participate in worship, many areas of serving, and small groups or classes. Whether you are new to us or have been attending a while, we would love to have a conversation to help you navigate your way.
A Class on Discipleship
There is no better time than right now to become a part of Wesley Freedom. Through our new, 12-week Next Steps Membership Class you can learn the basics of the biblical story, what it means to be a United Methodist, and find the place within the church that God has prepared just for you!
The class will meet during the Connect Live hour on Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm, beginning September 17, 2020, under the Church Portico.
Joining in membership
Once you are ready to make or renew your membership vows to Christ and the Church, you will make a commitment in a service of worship before the congregation. If you are not baptized, this would be the time for baptism as well.
Baptism – Through baptism, we are welcomed into the family of Christ, given new birth through water and the Spirit, offered a sharing in Christ’s death and resurrection, cleansed from our sin. All of this is God’s gift, offered to us without price. Baptism is the welcome rite of the church—we offer it to people of all ages as a sign of God’s prevenient grace.
Adults Seeking Baptism – shall participate in the Next Steps class. If they would like, they are also welcome to schedule a meeting with the pastor to discuss the baptism further. To schedule a baptism, please contact our church office.
Infants Seeking Baptism– Parents or guardians of the infant shall either have attended a Discover Discipleship class, or set up a meeting with a pastor to discuss the vows and meaning of baptism. To schedule a baptism, please contact our church office.
Profession of faith — a first-time commitment to Christ through the Sacrament of Baptism. We are delighted to baptize you during one of our worship services.*
Reaffirmation of faith — a reaffirmation of your commitment to Christ.
Transfer of membership – from another Methodist church or another denomination.
Confirmation—We invite our 8th graders to go through a year-long process of confirming their baptism and reaffirming their faith. On Confirmation Sunday, they join the church!
* If you have been baptized at any point in your life, it is not necessary to be baptized again. If you have not been baptized, baptism is the most important part of joining the church.