Becoming a Member

We live in a time where people switch denominations and churches with relative frequency. You are welcome to worship with us, learn with us, pray with us, regardless of denomination or affiliation in another church. If you are at a point that you would like to make a commitment to Gethsemane’s being your faith community, we would love to help you become a member. Here are some frequently asked questions about membership.

How do I become a Christian?

Baptism marks the beginning of a new life in Christ. To become a member of any Episcopal Church, including Gethsemane, baptism is the first step. If you’ve never been baptized, we recommended that you meet with one of the clergy to explore your interest.

How do I become an Episcopalian?

If you are interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church, the best thing to do is ask. If you so choose, you are welcome to take part in a confirmation service with our Bishop who will lay hands on you and welcome you into the Episcopal Church.

You do not need to be a confirmed Episcopalian to be a member of Gethsemane.

What does it mean to be a member of Gethsemane?

Gethsemane members are expected to help the Church carry out its mission of feeding the spirit, mind, and body of our community. There are three key elements to membership at Gethsemane:

  • Baptism: If you were baptized in a different denomination, you are considered a baptized Christian.
  • Participation in Worship: Make a regular commitment to worship as a part of this church family.
  • Commitment of Time, Talent, and Financial Resources: Member is not just an identification; it expresses a commitment to being a fully engaged part of our community.

You can become a member at any time by contacting the church at 612.332.5407 or

How do I move my membership record to Gethsemane from another Episcopal church?

If you have previously been a member of another Episcopal church, and would like to transfer your church membership to Gethsemane, contact the church. You’ll be asked to provide some basic information about yourself so that we may complete your membership record and notify your previous church.