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 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.