Membership Eligibility

Who Can Belong to Christian Family Credit Union?

Credit unions are unique from other financial institutions.  Credit unions are owned by its members and were established to serve a specific group of people who share in a common bond.  Christian Family Credit Union is a faith-based financial institution originally chartered to provide banking services to what is now known as The United Methodist Church. We continue to serve clergy, laity, churches and affiliated organizations of  the East, West and Indiana Conferences of The United Methodist Churches. In the state of Ohio we have expanded membership eligibility to include Protestant churches, members, regular attendees, employees of these churches, ministries, schools and organizations aligned with Wesleyan Christian beliefs.

Our Statement of Faith

Our Statement of Faith is included in the application for membership process.  Please take a few minutes to review the Statement of Faith.

Statement of FaithView Our Guiding Principles

 Our Field of Membership

Membership is open to those who align with traditional Christian beliefs and regularly attend a Protestant church.  This includes Protestant churches, members, regular attendees, employees of these churches, ministries, schools, and organizations within the state of Ohio.  Membership is also open to the immediate family of our members.

  • Ministers and retired ministers of the East Ohio Conference, West Ohio Conference, and Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church
  • Employees and members of the East Ohio Conference, West Ohio Conference, and Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church.
  • Employees of the General Conference, Districts, Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Office of Bishop, Christian local churches and all Christian related and/or affiliated institutions, organizations and seminaries located within the boundaries of the East Ohio Conference, West Ohio Conference, and Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church..
  • United Methodist local churches, including societies, associations, and organizations that are a part of a United Methodist local church located within the boundaries of the East Ohio Conference, West Ohio Conference, and Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church.
  • United Methodist affiliated organizations and institutions located within the boundaries of the East Ohio Conference, West Ohio Conference, and Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church
  • All persons on the membership roll of a United Methodist Christian local church located within the boundaries of the East Ohio Conference, West Ohio Conference, and Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church.
  • All persons who are on the Constituency Roll (as defined by the Methodist Book of Discipline, ¶230.3, 2008) of a United Methodist church within the boundaries of the East Ohio Conference, West Ohio Conference, and Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church.
  • Parents, spouses, surviving spouses, children, step-children, grandchildren, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews of members of the groups listed herein.
  • Eligibility for membership remains for an individual upon the death of the primary member.
  • Persons who are, or become, members of this credit union shall be deemed to retain a common bond of association and thereby remain eligible to retain their membership even after the original basis of membership has terminated.

We invite you to become a member of our credit union family so that you can enjoy the many privileges of membership. As a full-service financial institution, we continue to add to the benefits and privileges of membership. Our strong focus on member satisfaction isn't just a by-product of our success, it's the source.

Membership is easy! Simply click here to open your membership.  

Once you become a member, you can maintain your membership throughout life, even if your circumstances change. Your immediate family members such as your spouse, children, siblings and parents are also eligible to apply for membership.