As you think about making a decision to join the church, we encourage you to attend one of the Community 101 classes. Community 101 covers 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 when you do before asking you to make a decision. You can register for Community 101 on our events page. In addition, there are three steps to becoming a covenant member:
Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water and is properly called “Believers Baptism.” It sets forth in a beautiful and solemn way our faith in the Crucified, Buried and Risen Savior with its effects in our lives of death to sin and resurrection to new life.
If you have not been baptized following salvation, we ask you to take this step before becoming a Covenant Member. To help prepare you, we offer a Baptism Class. The class covers the biblical significance of baptism, frequently asked questions and gives you an opportunity to share your testimony.
We require prospective members to read Church Membership by Jonathan Leeman before signing the Membership Covenant. This book is handed out during the Community 101 class. It explains what membership is and why it’s important to commit to a local body of believers.
The final step in becoming a member is to meet with one of our elders and sign the Membership Covenant. We will explain the covenant, listen to your testimony and answer any questions you might have.
Contact the church office at 717.249.7835 or firstname.lastname@example.org.