Membership is something that we grow into and it is okay if you are not yet at that commitment level. Membership is about a commitment to living as a disciple. It is about becoming a part of a team (the body of Christ) that is seeking to make a difference in the world by making disciples. Joining Lakewood United Methodist Church is the first step you can take in deepening your faith and growing as a disciple.
If you feel you are ready to take the next step toward membership please speak with one of the Pastors and we will guide you through the membership process.
- Being part of the body of Christ
- A life of worship
- A life of hospitality
- Becoming more like Jesus
- A life opening to Jesus
- A life obeying Jesus
- Joining Jesus in ministry
- A life of generosity
- A life of service
PHASES OF DISCIPLESHIP:
- Searching for meaning
- Exploring Christ’s way
- Beginning new life in Christ
- Deepening our walk in Christ
- Centering all our life in Christ
The Discipleship Matrix below is a tool for churches and individuals to use to assess where they are on their spiritual journey based upon the above definition of a disciple and the identified phases of growth.
How to use the Discipleship Matrix:
Step One: In the first grid pick one of each color that best describes where you are in your faith journey.
Step Two: In the second grid find the statements you selected in their color coded category to see what phase of spiritual growth you are in for each area of discipleship
Step Three: Click here to take this survey