Become a Member

Become a Member

Membership is about more than attending church meetings. Members commit to joining a spiritual family that provides encouragement and support. They are called to a biblical degree of responsibility, service and sacrifice. Our elders and leaders pledge to assist our members with care, counsel, prayer and teaching. You can become a member of The Adventist Church of The Woodlands in one of three ways.

• Baptism
• Profession of Faith
• Transfer from another Seventh-day Adventist church

Membership is more than your name on the books, it is about joining a community of like minded believers who are all seeking to grow in Christ.

Baptism

When a person is baptized, they receive a Certificate of Baptism, which is signed by the pastor and the church clerk. Once the person has been accepted by the congregation, the clerk must record the following personal information:

• Name
• Address
• Phone Number
• Date of birth – vitally important!
• Marital Status
• Date of baptism
• Officiating pastor

Profession of Faith

The person will receive a Profession of Faith Certificate signed by the pastor and the church clerk. Once the person has been accepted by the congregation, the clerk must record the following personal information:

• Name
• Address
• Phone Number
• Date of birth – vitally important!
• Marital Status
• Date of baptism
• Officiating pastor

Transfer of Incoming Membership

The North American Division is now using eAdventist.net for all membership transfers. To transfer membership to the Adventist Church of the Woodlands (ACOTW), please submit the following information to the ACOTW clerk.

• Full Name (maiden name if appropriate)
• Name of the church, city and state where their current Seventh-day Adventist church membership is located.

The ACOTW clerk will enter the information in eAdventist.net and wait to receive word that the request has been granted. During this time the request is taken to the granting church board, then to the congregation for a first and second reading. Next, the request will go before the congregation of the accepting church for a first and second reading whereupon the date of the second reading is the official acceptance date.