Interested in joining?
We're so glad you are interested in learning more about being a part of our community. Please contact Helen Simon, our Director of Community Life, to find out about the next brunch for prospective members where you can meet members of the church and find out ways to get involved. Perhaps, you'd like to make meals for the homeless at Campus Kitchen or visit a Bible Study.
We can pair you with someone to serve as a "shepherd" to introduce you and help you discover which ministries and volunteer opportunities are a good match for you. We can arrange a tour of the church so you can learn about our history and figure out how to navigate our campuses. Whatever we can do to answer questions or acquaint you with our community, we are ready and eager to help.
I'm interested in membership!
Use this form to reach Helen Simon, our Director of Community Life. You can learn more about the church, find the date of the next New Member Brunch, or learn more about the process for joining our church as a member.
MEANING OF MEMBERSHIP
Membership at National United Methodist Church is open to all interested and engaged individuals who have been baptized and have professed their faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that faithful membership in the local church is important to personal and communal spiritual growth.
When a person becomes a professing member, he or she professes a faith in God, in Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. They publicly claim their faith and their desire to live as a follower of Jesus. Membership is a covenant between the church and the individual joining, and all members of Christ’s universal church are invited to share in the ministry of the church of Jesus Christ.
There is a hope and expectation that all who join will offer mutual love and care as we seek to extend radical hospitality, transform lives, and pursue justice. In the United Methodist Church, we live out that vision in the local church by participating through our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness.
As a part of the church universal, we believe baptism is a sacrament of initiation and incorporation into the body of Christ. Therefore, we recognize all Christian baptisms.