The Meaning of Membership
Membership through Faith
The incarnation of God in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ gives to the church not only its mission but also its understanding of membership. One becomes an active member of the church through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and acceptance of his Lordship in all of life.. Baptism and a public profession of faith in Jesus as Lord are the visible signs of entrance into the active membership of the church.
Membership as Ministry
A faithful member accepts Christ’s call to be involved responsibly in the ministry of his Church. Such involvement includes:
- proclaiming the good news,
b. taking part in the common life and worship of a particular church,
c. praying and studying Scripture and the faith of the Christian Church,
d. supporting the work of the church through the giving of money, time, and talents,
e. participating in the governing responsibilities of the church,
f. demonstrating a new quality of life within and through the church,
g. responding to God’s activity in the world through service to others,
h. living responsibly in the personal, family, vocational, political, cultural, and social relationships of life,
i. working in the world for peace, justice, freedom, and human fulfillment.
Ways to join:
People who are interested in becoming a member of this congregation may do so in one of three ways:
- A profession of faith
- A re-affirmation of faith
- Transfer from another church
To begin the process, simply speak to the pastor or any member of the congregation. We will take it from there.