WHAT IS MEMBERSHIP?
- Membership is deciding to be "all in" at Christ Church.
- Membership is committing to Christ Church instead of dating Christ Church.
- Membership is joining the mission and belonging to the family.
- Membership is moving from consumer to contributor.
Membership is obeying the New Testament call to live as an accountable member of a larger family/body: For just as the body is one and has many members all the members of the body, though many, are one body. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27).
THE MEMBERSHIP PROCESS
The Christ Church membership process is simple yet thorough. We simply want to assess two things: 1) Are you a Christian? 2) Do you understand what it means to be passionately committed to and function as a healthy member of this particular local church? To help you and to help us along this path, our membership process involves 3 steps:
STEP 1: EXPLORE
Visit consecutive Sunday morning gatherings and/or visit one of our neighborhood Wells. Study the Christ Church Membership Covenant.
STEP 2: ORIENTATION
Fill out the Christ Church Membership Application. Once you submit your application to one of the greeters or your Well leader, they will schedule you for a New Members Orientation. These sessions are designed to assess if 1) you clearly understand what we expect of Christ Church members 2) you clearly understand what you can expect from the leadership of this church 3) you are ready to make this commitment. When you complete this orientation, you move to step three.
STEP 3: GO PUBLIC
Sign the Christ Church Membership Covenant and go "public" with your membership commitment. At our next Membership Sunday (these happen quarterly) you will stand up front with all the other new members and will be prayed for by the whole church.