Few decisions are as vital to one’s spiritual growth and ministry as which church you join. Church membership matters.
The New Testament demonstrates that local churches practiced meaningful church membership (cf. Hebrews 13:7, 17, 24; 10:25; Matthew 18:15-17; 1 Corinthians 5:12-13; 12:12-31; Acts 20:28; Romans 12:3-21).
There are three stages to pursuing membership in Grace Church:
To begin the process of pursuing church membership submit a completed Membership Introduction Form. You may print these forms, or grab them from our Sunday resource table in the main hallway or complete an online version.
This form can be submitted first or after stage two.
This stage involves getting to know one another better than what pen and paper are capable of providing.
One part of this stage is participating in two small groups. The first, Starting Point, is for everyone and takes a look at what God’s Word says about God’s love. The second is Foundations of Grace, our membership seminar. This is our way of introducing you to the beliefs, leadership structure, and ministries of Grace Church. You may check our calendar to see when the next seminar will be.
The other part of this stage is an in-home Share & Care talk with a couple of our elders who want to learn how God has worked in your life, and how to care well for you.
Upon recommendation to the congregation from the elders, candidates for membership are invited to publicly affirm the church’s Member Affirmation of Faith & Church Covenant. The congregation then collectively affirms the Lord’s will for adding new members to the flock.