How to Join Our Church
Membership in The United Methodist Church
We thank God every time we welcome a new member in our church family. If you want to join Lavonia United Methodist Church, please let the pastor know either before or after any Sunday morning service.
You can also call the church office to arrange a meeting with our pastor.
You can become a member of our church by one of these four different ways:
(1) By a Profession of faith – For those who’ve never been baptized or have been baptized, but never officially joined a church.
(2) By Transfer – For baptized believers coming from another denomination or transferring from another United Methodist Church.
(3) As an Affiliate Member – For baptized, professing members of another United Methodist Church temporarily away from their home church who want to officially connect with a church closer to them.
(4) As an Associate Member – For non-United Methodists living away from their home church. They have been baptized, joined another Christian denomination, and want to retain their current denominational affiliation but want to officially connect with a church closer to them.
Remembering the Way of Salvation in Prayer
Believe the biblical teaching that you were created by God and made in the likeness of God, God has a unique plan and purpose for your life. (Genesis 1:26-27, 31; Jeremiah 29:11-12).
Acknowledge your need for God. You cannot reach God by your own efforts or your own good living (Romans 3:23).
Recognize God’s love for you. God is seeking you. God demonstrated unconditional love on the cross (John 3:16).
Count the cost! Repentance means unconditional surrender of your life to the will of God in Jesus Christ (Romans 6:12-14).
Accept Jesus Christ and his forgiveness. We are saved by grace though faith in Jesus Christ alone. When we believe in him and open the door of our hearts to him, he will give us light to live a new life (John 12:44-50; Romans 10:9-13; Revelation 3:20).
Commit yourself totally. Acknowledge Christ’s leadership in your life. Place all you are and hope to be in his hands (John 14:15).
Share Christ with others in word and deed. We are called to make disciples in word and deed. What we do to other people is, in reality, what we do to Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20; 25:31-46).