Expectations of Members
Every member at Murrieta UMC has taken vows (like marriage vows) to commit to a life of discipleship. When you become a member, here is what you commit to..prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. Here’s a little more about each one.
We commit to PRAY.
The apostle Paul says, “Pray without ceasing” in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. To be a Christian means to have a personal relationship with God and prayer is where that starts. So pray; for this church, one another, the leadership of the church and the world.
We commit to PRESENCE.
We commit to be at church on Sundays, to get involved and get connected to other Christians. “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
We commit to share our GIFTS.
Being a Christian means to give. We give our time, talents and our resources to the church to build the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. “They voluntarily gave according to their means, and even beyond their means.” 2 Corinthians 8:3
We commit to SERVICE.
Service is a part of our faith commitment. Serving in the church and in the community. Service means getting our hands dirty for Jesus. “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? 38And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? 39And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ 40And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’” Matthew 25:37-40
We commit to WITNESS.
Faith is meant to be shared. Witness means telling others about our faith, the love of God and our church. A living witness of our faith is the best evangelism tool we have. “The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” John 1:43-46