Becoming a Christian

The ABC's of Becoming a Christian

 

What it means to be a Christian:

You are not here by accident! Something stirring in your heart brought you here today. That something is God. He loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you through His son, Jesus Christ. God wants to bless your life and make it full and complete.

Jesus paid the price so your sins could be forgiven. He is waiting for you to receive Him into your heart and life. That’s all it takes for you to be saved - believe that he died for you to save you.

When you receive Jesus into your heart, you become a child of God. You now have a personal relationship with God through Jesus. You can talk to Him through prayer any time, about anything. He knows your hurts, He feels your sorrows, and rejoices in your joys. And best of all, your relationship with Him is never-ending.

Contact: Rev. Tommy Myrick, 979.690.4673 Ext.134


Becoming a Member

Why should I become a member of a church?

Joining Christ UMC gives you an opportunity to strengthen your relationships with God and others and to come to know yourself more fully as a child of God.

Being a part of Christ UMC unites you with others in this congregation and community as we:

  • Deepen our understanding of Christ
  • Experience God's grace
  • Claim and share our gifts and talents

How do I join Christ United Methodist Church?

Join On Sunday Morning:

At the end of each Sunday service, an invitation is issued to come forward and join.

Join at Meeting with the Pastors:

These meetings happen six times per year. This is a time for you to find out more about Christ UMC and become a member, in a less formal setting.

Contact: Missy Holloway, 979.690.4673


Living The Promises

The vows we take when we become a member of the United Methodist Church are grouped into three categories:

1. Profession of faith in Jesus to become part of Christ's universal church.

2. Declaration of loyalty to the United Methodist Church in particular.

3. A pledge to participate faithfully through prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.

    Prayers: Prayer and Scripture Meditation

    Spending time in prayer each day, and studying and reflecting on the Bible to experience the living Word of hope in the written word of Scripture.

    Presence: Corporate Worship and Small-Group Community

    Celebrating God’s presence in worship with a faith community, and experiencing Christian community in a small group to pray, learn, and grow together.

    Gifts: Financial Generosity

    Practicing Christian stewardship through the biblical discipline of tithing.

    Service: Spiritual Gifts and Gifts-Based Service

    Discovering our spiritual gifts and participating in God’s work through the ministry of the church.

    Witness: Invitational Evangelism
    Inviting others to experience God’s love and become disciples of Jesus Christ.