How Can I Become A Freemason?
You DO NOT have to be invited to become a Freemason by another Freemason. This is a common assumption because we do not proselytize (recruit someone to join one’s party, institution, or cause). Every man must come “of their own free will and accord”, without influence or persuasion.
Joining a Masonic lodge is open to every man by simply asking. There are a few requirements, which you can read about below. If you know a Freemason, just ask him how to join his lodge. If you do not know a Mason, find a lodge that you would like to join or that is located close to your home or work. There are interactive maps HERE. Get their contact information and contact them… or find out what night and time of the week they meet and stop by. You will be required to fill out a “Petition” to join the lodge.
You can get a petition from a lodge or Mason. Alternatively, you can download or print one out from the links below and bring it to a lodge or give it to a Mason who belongs to the lodge you would like to join.
If you would like to join our lodge, simply stop by around 6:00 pm on a Thursday (no later than 7 pm)… ring the bell on the front door and we will be more than happy to get you a petition, answer questions and meet you! There is a $20 non-refundable fee for a full background check (this is required of all Tennessee Masonic Lodges). Upon completion of the background check, you will receive a receipt and the background check.
Requirements For Joining a Tennessee Masonic Lodge:
- Be of high moral standing.
- Have a belief in “God” or “Supreme Being” (a specific religious faith is not required).
- Belief in the “immortality” of the soul.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Be capable of reading and writing.
- Be a legal resident of Tennessee for at least 1 year.
- Be recommended by two Master Mason members of the Lodge which you desire to join.
- Supply two references who may or may not be Masons.
- Pass the required multi-state background check.
- Be unanimously voted in by all Master Mason brothers of the lodge.