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. If you are new to our church or just want to learn a little more about us, we invite you to attend, Discover Wesley Freedom. Perhaps you have been attending a while and are ready to learn more about membership. We invite you to take our Discover Discipleship class.
Discover Wesley Freedom
This gathering with the pastors is for those who are new or interested in learning more about our church. We’ll hear a little about your story, share some of our church’s story, and give you a tour of the church building. Your children are welcome to join us, and childcare will be provided. The cost is free, but please contact the church office to let us know you will be attending. Our next gathering will be on January 17th, 2018.
For those interested in learning more about what it means to be a Disciple and for those wishing to become a member, we offer a variety of 6-week courses throughout the year which explore the Christian faith, discipleship and church life. The next class is called Foundations: Introduction to Christian Practices and begin January 21st (9:45 am) and January 24th (7:00 pm). Please contact the church office for more information.
Joining in membership
Once you have completed Discover Discipleship and 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.
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.