Making a commitment to MBUMC by becoming a member, but what type of member will you be?
Did you know there are different kinds of members? The United Methodist Church recognizes 4 types of “members”
- Professing Member – Adults can become a professing member of this local congregation by Baptism and Professing of Faith and can vote on issues relating to general United Methodist Church as well as this local congregation.
- Preparatory Member – Baptized youth and children under age 18 who have not been confirmed in the United Methodist Church become preparatory (Baptized) members.
- Affiliate Member – Professing member of another United Methodist Church congregation who may be temporarily away from their home congregation and wish to connect with the life, ministry, and watch-care of a congregation nearer to where they now are for a time.
- Associate Member – Are people who have been baptized by water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in another Christian denomination, wish to connect with this local United Methodist Church, but wish to retain their current denominational affiliation rather than become professing members of The United Methodist Church.