Becoming a New Christian




Becoming a Christian begins with a desire to follow Jesus Christ and a commitment to grow as a disciple through participation in a local church.
If you are interested in committing your life to Jesus Christ, the first step is to talk with one of our pastors.
Baptism marks the beginning of our lifelong journey as disciples of Jesus Christ. In baptism, we are initiated into the Christian church and incorporated into the community of God’s people, the body of Christ. Baptized Christians reaffirm the Baptismal Covenant as part of their membership vows. Those who have never been baptized will receive the sacrament of baptism before becoming members.
For United Methodists, membership includes active participation in a local congregation. The vows of professing membership thus include promises to faithfully participate through prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness in connection with a local congregation.
Our church offer classes for new members to learn more about The United Methodist Church and the ministries of our congregation at First United Methodist Church of Panama City.