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Membership & Christian Initiation

How does someone become a professing member of The United Methodist Church?  

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June 23, 2014

Our Membership Vows in The United Methodist Church

By Mark W. Stamm

Dr. Mark W. Stamm, Professor of Christian Worship at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas, has updated his pamphlet […]

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May 3, 2013

Professing Membership: A Tale of Three Paragraphs (and a Judicial Council Decision)

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

What does it take to be a professing member in The UMC?

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February 12, 2010

United Methodist Baptismal and Membership Practices in Ecumenical Perspective

A statement presented to The United Methodist Constitutional Amendment Interpreters group, meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, March 19-20, 2001, by Laurence Hull […]

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February 12, 2010

Receiving Affiliate and Associate Members in a Local Congregation

Membership in local congregations of The United Methodist Church comes with four different labels: baptized members, professing members, affiliate members, […]

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February 9, 2010

Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way

Explore a basic explanation of the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church as defined in Part II of […]

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February 9, 2010

Planning Worship for Confirmation

A pastor wrote:  I'm looking for worship resources for receiving confirmands. I have The United Methodist Book of Worship, […]

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December 14, 2009

Sacramental Faithfulness

In 1998, Discipleship Ministries and the Utah-Wyoming Subdistrict of the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference sponsored a conference to discuss baptismal […]

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December 14, 2009

We Will Witness: Liturgies to Support New United Methodist Church Membership Vows

By Kwasi Kena

An unknown writer of an African American spiritual wrote, "Who'll be a witness for my Lord?"   The question […]

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December 14, 2009

Welcoming New Christians & Making Disciples

A short list for those who want to explore the range of resources and the history and theology of the […]

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