Joining Grace

Colossians 1:18
He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything

Because we care deeply about the church of Jesus Christ and we know that it is His church and not ours, we also care deeply about Church Membership. We believe that God ordained Christians to unite with one another and to covenant with one another as they have been doing since the day God called Abraham and made a covenant with Him.

Because of this anyone interested in membership will go through a new member’s orientation with the pastor and other leaders.

There are 2 main reasons that all of our members are required to take this course before joining the church:

  1. When you come to fellowship with & join our body we want to take time to get to know who you are and how much you understand about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And we are committed to teaching you that Gospel and to making sure that you know Christ as both Lord & Savior.
  2. That is one reason that we have this course. A second reason is that we do not want to hide anything from you. We want you to know exactly who we are and why we function the way that we do. And we do have a very specific function because we believe that Scripture outlines our function as a church for us

1 Timothy 3:15
but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.

God’s church is meant to function as “the pillar and support of the truth”. And we take that very seriously. And that is why church membership matters to us. Because we want to make absolutely sure that we are functioning as the body of Christ in the way that Scripture alone lays out for us.