your heart to God and joining a church are not simple decisions. The
ultimate mission of Turner Chapel is to connect persons to Christ.
program is designed to increase your spiritual awareness and prepare
you to fully integrate God into every aspect of your life. After
building this foundation of knowledge and understanding, you are
encouraged to use your unique talents and spiritual gifts to serve in
Turner's ministry as only YOU can.
Making the Decision
service includes a Moment of Decision when you can respond by
committing your life to Jesus Christ and/or join God's family at Turner
Chapel. If you have never been baptized, you may also express your
interest in Water Baptism, which can be a sprinkling or full immersion
baptism. You may also indicate if you desire the Baptism of the Holy
Spirit. Once you make your decision, a Turner Chapel minister will
privately discuss the nature of your response/spiritual needs with you
and pray with you. If you have made the decision to join our family, The
New Member Ministry will accompany you to record your decision.
New Member Orientation
new members complete our New Member Orientation session to be received
into full membership. New Member Orientation is conducted as a series of
7 one-hour weekly sessions which includes two fellowship events. You
will learn the history and fundamental beliefs of the AME church. You
will also learn about the Turner Chapel organizational and leadership
structure and learn about the meaning behind various elements of our
praise and worship service. Upon completion, you are received into full
membership and introduced to the congregation during worship service.
becoming a full-fledged Turner Chapel member, you are encouraged to
begin your journey in discipleship (Bible Study) by discovering the
habits that lead to spiritual maturity. The class explores the four
basic habits of prayer, tithing, fellowship, and bible study. By sharing
experiences and completing bible-based lessons each week, you can learn
how to make these habits your spiritual cornerstones.
completing "Discovering the Habits that Lead to Spiritual Maturity",
you can pursue an assessment of your talents and spiritual gifts. The
SHAPE class is a workshop that helps you understand how your
personality, spiritual gifts, abilities, passion in ministry and life
experiences contribute to your unique abilities to minister to and serve
others. Upon completion, you consult with a counselor to discuss where
you may best serve with your gifts and talents.
Keeping Turner Connected
you become an active member who is involved in ministry, it is
important to continue to grow and build relationships with your Turner
family. To that end, the KTC ministry offers a variety of opportunities
to fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ. It is within the
smaller groups that you become involved, make friends, and learn to
support and encourage each other.
Opportunities to Serve
addition to regularly attending worship service, Bible Study, and
Church School, members are encouraged to join a Turner Chapel ministry
or organization. Visit the Ministries section to learn more about
serving. Learn more about serving at Turner.