The act of a person's being born spiritually into the Kingdom of God. Through conversion the individual recognizes Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and accepts the doctrines of Christianity as the guide for future living. The formal entrance of the new convert into the Christian community is through the Sacrament of Baptism.
Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by permission.