Your membership means more than simply signing a piece of paper. Becoming a member of Advent expresses your commitment to this "spiritual family," a family that connects to God, connects to others, and by the grace of God, transforms the world.
We are so committed to connecting with you that we have developed a process to help you solidify your understanding of Advent and find your place.
A FULL MEMBER
Professes their faith in the Trinity (God, the Father Almighty, Jesus, the Christ, and the Holy Spirit). Commits his/her prayers, presence, gifts and service to the church. Is officially added to the membership records of Advent and The United Methodist Church. Has been baptized. Can vote and participate in church business.
An AFFILIATE/ASSOCIATE MEMBER
Affiliate and Associate Memberships convey all rights, privileges, benefits and responsibilities with the exception of being able to serve as a member of the Church Council (the policy making body in each congregation of The United Methodist Church).
Affiliate Membership enables one to leave their Full Membership with another congregation of The United Methodist Church; an Associate Membership enables one to leave their Full Membership with a congregation of some other denomination.
A PREPARATORY MEMBER
Is preparing for full membership in the church. Has been baptized, but not confirmed. Is under the age of 19.
A CONSTITUENT MEMBER
Regularly attends and gives support to the church. Has not made the additional commitments of becoming a full member.
For additional information, please contact our church office at 864-288-8217 or e-mail us at YouBelong(at)advent-umc.org