FAQ

Baptism and Membership

1. What are the requirements for adult baptism in Faith Methodist Church?
2. What are the requirements for Infant/Child baptism in Faith Methodist Church?
3. What are the requirements for membership in Faith Methodist Church?
4. What if I only want to go for baptism and not membership?
5. What is the Faith MC Membership Class?
6. Do I need to pay for the Membership Class?
7. What if I am a member of another church and would like to transfer my membership to Faith MC?
8. What if I am a member of another Methodist Church and would like to transfer my membership to Faith MC?
9. How should I view membership?
10. What should I do if I need more information?
   

1.  What are the requirements for adult baptism in Faith Methodist Church?
a.    Must be above 16 years old by the date of the Baptism Service.
b.    Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord.
c.    Write a personal testimony on how you came to know Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord.
d.    Complete and submit a Baptism Registration Form with your personal testimony and recent passport-sized photograph attached.
e.    Complete a dialogue session with a Pastoral Team Member (PTM).
f.    Attend the Faith MC Baptism Service.
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2.  What are the requirements for Infant/Child baptism in Faith Methodist Church?
a.    Infant/Child to be baptized must be 16 years and below.
b.    At least one of the parents of the infant/child is a member of Faith Methodist Church.
c.    Both parents of the infant/child must attend the Parents’ Briefing by a Pastor.
d.    Both parents must sign the Parents’ Sponsorship Form.
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3.  What are the requirements for membership in Faith Methodist Church?
a.    Must be a Singapore Citizen or a Permanent Resident.
b.    Must be above 16 years old by the date of the Membership Reception Service.
c.    Submit a personal testimony on how you came to know Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord.
d.    Complete and submit the Membership Registration Form with your Personal Testimony, recent passport-sized photograph and sponsorship form signed by your SG Leader attached.
e.    Complete a dialogue session with a Pastoral Team Member (PTM).
f.    Must be a baptized believer (if not, you can be baptized and received into membership at the same time during the Baptism & Membership Reception Service).
g.    Must be a member and regularly attending a Faith MC-registered Small Group for a minimum of six months by the date of the Membership Reception Service.
h.    Must be regularly attending one of the weekly Sunday Services for a minimum of six months by the date of the Membership Reception Service.
i.    Must be sponsored by your SG Leader. Sponsorship Form (download Sponsorship Form here) duly signed by the SG Leader which must be submitted together with the Membership Registration Form.
j.    Attend and complete all the sessions in the Membership Class.
k.    Must be serving in a Faith MC ministry. If not yet, arrangements will be facilitated to help you serve.
l.    Be present during the Membership Reception Service to be received into church membership.
m.    Additional requirements may be requested for transfer of membership (e.g. Certificate of Transfer if from another Methodist Church, or a Letter of Transfer if from non-Methodist Church).
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4.  What if I only want to go for baptism and not membership?
Yes, you can be baptized if you complete the requirements stated in Q1.
 
 
 
5.  What is the Faith MC Membership Class?
a.    The Faith MC Membership Class is the core curriculum for those intending to be received into membership in Faith Methodist Church which include a class of five sessions and the Membership Reception Service.

b.    The class is for above 16 years old by the date of the Membership Reception Service.

c.    Highlights of the class are as follows:
       Session 1: Relationship with God and Church (Salvation, Baptism)
       Session 2: Relationship with God (Adoration, Fellowship)
       Session 3: Relationship with God (Transformation Through The Word & Prayer)
       Session 4: Relationship with the Community and the World (Harvest)
       Session 5: Relationship with God, God’s Family and the World (Involvement)

d.    Attendance in all class sessions and the Membership Reception Service are required.

e.    If you are baptized as an infant/child and wants to become a member of Faith MC, candidate can opt to be immersed in the water (similar to the ritual done during baptism by immersion)  as an act of remembrance of your baptismal vows.
 
 

6.  Do I need to pay for the Membership Class?
Yes, the registration fee is only required upon confirmation of registration.
Fees as follows:
a.    S$30 (working adults)
b.    S$10 (non-working adults, retirees and students)
 
 
 
7.  What if I am a member of another church and would like to transfer my membership to Faith MC?
You are required to complete the requirements stated in Q3.
 
 
 
8.  What if I am a member of another Methodist Church and would like to transfer my membership to Faith MC?
You are required to complete the requirements stated in Q3. This includes attendance in the membership class where the vision, purpose and strategy that are unique only to Faith MC are shared in every session.
 
 
 
9.  How should I view membership?
Membership should not be taken lightly. It is a covenant and commitment to/with God as well as the local church, Faith MC, and congregation, Faith Church Family. Hence, it is a serious consideration. You are encouraged to pray more and advised to defer your membership until you are ready.
 
 
 
10.  What should I do if I need more information?
Email your queries to BaptismMembership@faithmc.sg   
or call the church office at 64719420 during office hours (8:30am–5:30pm)