Q. How Do I Join Aldersgate?

While you are not required to become a member of Aldersgate UMC to worship with us, we do offer many ways for you to join our church family, if you desire. You may indicate your interest to join by marking the attendance registration pad found in each pew during worship services, talking to a pastor, or calling the church office at 316-722-8504.
TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP
You may transfer your membership to Aldersgate. If you are a member of another congregation of the United Methodist Church, you will be received by Transfer of Membership. It is not necessary that you have your church letter before being received into membership; the church office will write and secure a Certificate of Transfer for you.
 
If you are a member of another Christian Denomination, you will again be received by a Transfer of Membership. A second baptism is not necessary. As you unite with us, you will be asked the question of loyalty: “Will you be loyal to the United Methodist Church and uphold it with your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness?”
AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP
Affiliate Membership offers you the ability as a Methodist to retain ties to your home church. Aldersgate will provide your pastoral care and oversight. You are welcome and encouraged to participate in all church activities and committees.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
Associate Membership is given to those who are of another Christian Denomination and want to retain ties to their home church. As with Affiliate Membership, Aldersgate will provide your pastoral care and oversight. You, too, are welcome and encouraged to participate in all church activities and committees.
PROFESSION OF FAITH
Any person desiring to confess their faith in Jesus Christ and wishing to live a Christian life may become a member of the United Methodist Church by Profession of Faith. You will be asked to declare your purpose by answering the following questions:
  • Do you here in the presence of God and to this congregation renew the solemn promise and vow that you made, or was made in your name, at your baptism?
  • Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and pledge your allegiance to His kingdom?
  • Do you receive and profess the Christian faith as contained in the scriptures of the Old and New Testament?
  • Do you promise according to the grace given you to live a Christian life and always remain a faithful member of Christ’s Holy Church?
We recognize the Sacrament of Baptism as administered by all Christian churches. If you have not previously been baptized, the pastor will administor the Sacrament prior to your Profession of Faith.