How to Join?
We were never meant to journey alone. Connecting with others and building community is a big part of a healthy Christian walk. God’s Word says, “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” — Proverbs 27:17. You can find strength, support and encouragement through being a member of PEACE Church.
We ask that everyone who wishes to join PEACE Church attend our membership class. This three-week class covers the six spiritual practices that we encourage all people to use in order to learn to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength; and to love others as yourself. The class also covers what it means to be a member of PEACE Church and talks about our mission, vision, and purpose. At the end of the class you will have the opportunity to join the church and be received into membership at your regular worship service.
Don’t let the busyness of life get in the way of building lasting relationships with other believers who care about who you are and where you are going in your walk with God.
Membership in The United Methodist Church really begins with the Sacrament of Baptism. Baptism symbolizes the initiative God takes in bestowing upon us grace and mercy. It celebrates our complete dependence upon God. Through the sacrament we accept God’s gift of grace and yield our lives to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Induction into membership at PEACE Church is offered three times a year in the spring, summer, and winter quarters after completing our Membership class. During the induction ceremony, the pastor will ask those who wish to join two very simple questions. First, “Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?” Second, “Will you be loyal to the United Methodist Church by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness? If you can answer yes to both questions, you’re a member.
A member in any Christian denomination who has been baptized and who desires to unite with The United Methodist Church may also be received as a baptized member after completing our Membership class and by a proper certificate of transfer from that person’s former church.