HOW DO I JOIN THE CHURCH
While joining the church is a sacred event to be celebrated, the process is quite simple. We have "Become a Member" cards available in the Welcome area, on the Welcome Table, and in the church office. Complete one of these cards and either notify a pastor when you are ready or come forward during the Invitation to Join in any of our worship services. If you would like to speak to a pastor about joining, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why should I join?
You are following the New Testament tradition of practicing worship and spiritual disciplines with a community of believers.
Members of the Christian communities met together for worship and fellowship. They grew in faith, trained for ministry, shared Christ’s love, and changed the world together. In the communities, they counted their number, kept rolls, and kept tabs on one another so they could always care for everyone in the group.
(Acts 1:15, 2:41, 4:4), (1 Tim. 5:9), (1 Jn 4:7)
You are supporting and are supported by a community of believers.
The relationships that mean the most in life are either relationships that grow over time or ones that are forged in times of need. By joining our church family, we know we can trust that you are “in it for the long haul.” We will support you with all we can because we care for your well-being. Also, by joining a church, you declare to the world that you are a part of our community. Thus, our members, care teams, and pastors can confidently arrive at your side in times of need and know you want us present in your life.
(1 Jn. 4:7)
You become more committed to your faith and faith community.
By joining our church, you take ownership in our ministries. We exist solely to “offer Christ through Service and Worship,” and you become a major part of this mission. We can do more ministry with you than without you!
You are more able to serve the church community you love.
Members are eligible to serve in leadership positions that support and develop God’s ministries. Our church family needs committed members to fill these position because we can trust that they will stay and grow with us.
What is expected of members?
We expect our members to be in worship every week they are in town, to participate in a small group, to tithe or work towards tithing, and to participate in at least one mission project each year.
The expectations are high because God asks nothing less.