There are four different ways a person can join a United Methodist congregation:
By profession of faith
If you have never been a part of a church before, and have never professed faith in Jesus Christ, you may speak to one of our pastors about being baptized and becoming a member.
By reaffirmation of faith
If you were once a member of a Christian congregation of believers, but have not practiced that faith for several years, you may join by reaffirmation of faith. This would involve publicly stating again your faith in Jesus Christ, and one of our pastors can help you with this.
By transfer of membership
If you are already a member of another United Methodist congregation, or a Christian church of any other denomination, the United Methodist Church honors your baptism. You will need only to let us know you want to transfer your membership to Fourth Avenue, and we will take care of that for you.
As an Affiliate or Associate Member
If you will only be in town for a defined period of time, or if there are other reasons you might need to maintain your membership elsewhere, you can talk with one of our pastors about affiliate or associate membership. These methods would give you membership in our congregation while maintaining a home membership elsewhere.