Does it really matter if I become a member? Do I really need to be baptized to be a member? Do I really have to sign something to become a member?
Yes, we take membership seriously and with a lot of prayerful consideration; however, the weighty decision to become a member is coupled with a wonderful unity with this local community of faith. When people decide to become a member, they commit to this local church that provides encouragement and support as we do life together in community. Membership allows for a biblical degree of responsibility, service and sacrifice to one another as brothers and sisters in Christ. The Elders and leaders also pledge to care for the members through counsel, prayer and teaching.
We live life in community - the gospel is the framework for discipleship!
As you think about making a decision to join the church, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss what it means to be a Covenant Member, as well as our mission, basic beliefs and theological distinctives. We want you to know exactly what it means to join and what is required before asking you to make a decision
THERE ARE TWO STEPS TO BECOMING A COVENANT MEMBER
1. PROFESSION OF FAITH AND BAPTISM
Baptism is intended only for those who have professed faith in Jesus Christ and can give sufficient testimony to the basics of Christian beliefs. We baptize by immersion because it is not only the original significance of the word but also best symbolizes the reality to which baptism points—our death and resurrection in Christ. If you have not been baptized following salvation, we ask you to take this step before becoming a Covenant Member.
2. SIGNING THE COVENANT
The final step in becoming a member is to meet with the membership facilitator to sign the Membership Covenant. We will explain the covenant, listen to your testimony and answer any questions you might have. Once you fulfill the requirements of membership and sign the covenant, you are considered a Covenant Member. Feel free to review the Membership Covenant and contact us with any questions.