Join First Church

Membership in our church is open to all people who believe in Jesus Christ and will uphold this church with their prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. We accept new members by:

Profession of faith and Christian baptism
For people who have never before been baptized or confirmed in any church. In other words, this will be your first public commitment of belief in Jesus Christ.

Profession of faith
For people who have been baptized but have not been involved in another church for a while or who have never joined a church as an adult.

Transfer from another denomination
For people whose current membership may be in a church that is Presbyterian, Baptist, Catholic, Episcopalian, or other denomination. We will contact your previous church to transfer your membership to First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth after you join.

Transfer from another United Methodist Church
For people who are members of other churches within our denomination, whether it’s local, state, national or even international. We will contact your previous church and have them transfer your membership to us.

Contact: Lisa Helm, Director of Welcoming Ministries | 817-339-2403
Church Office | 817-336-7277

Frequently Asked Questions

I have decided to join! What do I do next?

Great! You made the decision; the hard part is over! We like to do “big days” of joining and so we offer an opportunity called Pastries with the Pastors to join as a group because it signifies this journey is something we do alongside each other.

This is how the morning is set up: we meet in Room 350 from 9:30 – 10:30 am for breakfast and discussion. After a small break at 10:30 am, those who would like to will move to the Chapel and will have the opportunity to formally join FUMCFW if you are ready to do so at a short (10 – 15 minute) ceremony with Dr. Tim Bruster and Rev. Lance Marshall. At that short ceremony, everyone will say their membership vows together and take communion.

Do I have to be re-baptized?

No. The United Methodist Church believes in one baptism. We recognize the baptism of any Christian denomination.

What about my children?

Children are very important to our church! When they join the church with you, they are considered preparatory members. They become full members when they go through confirmation in the sixth grade.

Learn more

Subscribe to E-News

Subscribe to Newsletter Footer