FUMC - Starting Point Ministry

Welcome to First United Methodist Church Shreveport!  We invite you to become a part of our community of faith as we partner with you discovering Jesus Christ, worshipping God and encountering the Holy Spirit on your journey of discipleship. 

The Church is the people, plain and simple. We want our members to be engaged in every aspect of the life of the church, from worship to teaching, to serving and leading.

We have created a system and team to follow-up and care for members who are seeking to connect more fully within the life of the church and/or who have become disengaged.

During our Starting Point Membership process, you’ll not only learn what it means to be a member at First Shreveport – but you’ll get an overview of our 1Vision – Connect, Grow, Serve and Lead.   Wondering why Membership matters? Read More! (Action button taking them to an Article on Membership Matters)

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Step 1: Discover – Starting Point Luncheon

Starting Point Luncheon

At Starting Point Luncheon we will share our vision, values, and how to get plugged in.  So whether you are ready to consider becoming a Member, or just want to learn more about us, Starting Point Luncheon is the best place to start. 

These luncheons provide an opportunity for prospective new members to learn more about the life of the church in an informal setting over a wonderful meal free of charge.  Dr. Pat Day and Rev. Derek Joyce as well as the remainder of the clergy staff share their ministry story as well as answers questions about First Shreveport.  Starting Point Luncheon is offered quarterly.  Register for an upcoming luncheon (Action Button here taking them to an online registration)


Step 2: Explore – Starting Point Campus Tour

Our Campus is historical, beautiful and spread out!  Starting Point Campus tours breakdown the buildings, how to get around and where everything is located. Tours are led by volunteers during the Sunday School hour 9:45 am on the Second Sunday of each month.  No need to RSVP – just meet at the Welcome Desk/Coffee Corner in the E&A Building –See Map (Action button taking them to the map)


Step 3: Commit – Starting Point Footprint

Joining a faith community is a serious decision and we want to affirm your decision by equipping you with specific information about who we are as a faith community, our history, what we believe, and discover how God has uniquely created you to serve Him at home, at work and in the world.  This four week class is designed to engage and equip, laugh and learn, affirm and send you out to serve!  Sign up for our  next class (Action button taking them to the registration.)

Starting Point Leaders:

Caroline Wilkinson and Stephanie Faries

New Members Stories

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