I, trusting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, seeking to be led and empowered by the Holy Spirit, and being in agreement with the mission and vision of Aldersgate Church, as a part of the United Methodist Church, now desire to unite with the Aldersgate Church family.  In doing so, I commit myself to God and to the other members to do the following:

As we CONNECT with God through Jesus Christ, I will share in the joyful responsibility of my church

  • …by attending faithfully with a heart ready for sincere worship (Hebrews 10:25)
  • …by focusing on God in worship, more committed to Spirit & truth than to my own preferences (John 4:23)
  • …by warmly welcoming those who visit (Romans 15:7)
  • …by praying for those separated from God (1 Samuel 12:23) and for the faithfulness and growth of the church (1 Thessalonians 1:1-2)

As we GROW in our faith together, I will strengthen the unity of my church

  • …by lovingly pursuing important personal relationships with other members (1 Peter 1:22)
  • …by refusing to participate in gossip or other negative conversation (Ephesians 4:29)
  • …by actively encouraging participation in Life Groups (Acts 2:42, 46)
  • …by living a godly life in response to God’s grace (Micah 6:8; 1 John 2:6)

As we SERVE others in God’s love, I will represent Christ in the world through the ministries of my church

  • …by discovering my gifts and talents (1 Peter 4:10) and being equipped to serve others (Ephesians 4:12)
  • …by seeking to have and live from a servant’s heart (Philippians 2:3-7)
  • …by giving regularly to God through the church (Leviticus 27:30; 1 Corinthians 16:2)
  • …by reflecting on and sharing with others God’s story in my life and inviting those without a church to attend worship with me (Luke 14:23)

And when I fall short of these ideals, I thankfully rely on the grace and forgiveness of God and my church family.