If you have never been baptized, you will prepare for baptism.
If you were baptized as an infant or young child and have not made a profession of faith and been confirmed, then you will prepare to reaffirm your baptism when you take the membership vows.
If you are a member of another part of the church (such as Baptist, Presbyterian or Lutheran), then you can transfer your membership from that church to a local United Methodist Church.
If you are a member of another Christian church that does not transfer membership, you can make a profession of faith and be received as a member.
Talk with a United Methodist pastor about becoming a member of The United Methodist Church.The pastor will be able to answer your questions and help you discern what next steps to take.