Membership Statement

Meaning of Membership Statement 
  1. Verbally acknowledge faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, choosing to follow Jesus as a life-long disciple. Romans 10:9-10
  1. Give a public witness to faith in Christ by some form of believer’s water baptism. Acts 2:38, Matthew 28:19-20
  1. Acceptance of the Old & New Testament scriptures as God’s Word and Jesus Christ as God’s fullest revelation of Himself. II Timothy 3:16, Matthew 5:17, Hebrews 1:1-3
  1. Be open to the renewing work and gifting of the Holy Spirit. Luke 24:48-49, I Corinthians 14, 1 Thessalonians 5:19
  1. Aim to participate weekly with fellow believers in Sunday worship and smaller nurture groups for worship, fellowship and training for outreach. Acts 2:46, Hebrews 10:24-25
  1. Willing to be accountable by giving and receiving loving counsel and care in the body of believers. Galatians 6:1, Matthew 18:15-17, Luke 17:3
  1. Set aside time daily for worship, study and prayer. Psalm1
  1. Plan time each week for family and relationship-building activities.  Ephesians 5:22-6:4
  1. Give a systematic proportion of one’s income in tithes and offerings through the local church. Malachi 3:8-10, Deuteronomy 15: 10, II Corinthians 9: 6-15
  1. Live a lifestyle of peace and service based on the principles of love taught and lived by Jesus Christ. Matthew 5:38-48, Romans 12:14-21
  1. Use your spiritual gifts and talents for ministry within the Body and in outreach and service. I Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4:11-16, Philippians 2:7
  1. Be willing to support the congregations’ discipleship ministry.  Relate to those whose lives aren’t under God’s reign with the intent of bringing them to Christ and commitment to a local community of believers. Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:41, 47