How Can I Become A Member?

We believe God calls all believers to join a local church. A local church is God's prescribed enviroment of grace for believers to grow in Christ-like maturity, community, and service. Below are six biblical reasons for church membership.

  • Those who followed Jesus were baptized and identified themselves with local believers, (Acts 2:41);
  • The church is a body, and there cannot be a body without members, (1 Corinthians 12:27);
  • Jesus loved the church and gave himself for it; believers must be equally committed to the church, (Ephesians 5:25);
  • The church must regularly gather together, (Hebrews 10:25);
  • Scriptures that address pastoral leadership and oversight imply a recognized congregation, (1 Timothy 3:5Hebrews 13:17);
  • Scriptures that speak of church discipline suggest some type of formal list or association, (Matthew 18:15-171 Corinthians 5:11-13).

Qualifications for Membership

  1. A personal commitment of faith in Jesus Christ for salvation
  2. Baptism by immersion as a testimony of salvation
  3. Completion of the membership class or interview with pastoral staff/Elder
  4. A commitment to abide by the Church Covenant