If the Bible is the cornerstone of our church, then membership is the cement that holds us all together. Both Christ and Paul pointed us toward membership for our encouragement, our protection, and our instruction. We seek to carry out this vision through our four-step process by which to join Grace Covenant Church
All prospective members must attend our Membership Matters class. The curriculum is composed of six one-hour classes entitled:
- Class 1: Why Membership Matters
- Class 2: The Church in Principle
- Class 3: The Church in Practice
- Class 4: Life Together
Membership classes are offered on Sunday mornings as a Core Seminar. Upon completion, those who attended all four classes are able but not obligated to sign up for a membership interview, the second step of the membership process.
In a interview, the prospective member meets with an elder to work through the membership application and recount God’s converting work in his or her life. The prospective member would then affirm the statement of faith, by-laws and sign the church covenant, and the application would go to the elders.
At a regularly scheduled elders’ meeting, the elder will review the applicant’s testimony with the other elders. Upon receiving their collective approval, the candidate’s application proceeds to the next step: congregational affirmation.
During a members meeting, the potential member will share their testimony and a pastor will present he or she to be a member of Grace Covenant Church. After a two week affirmation period, if there are no presented concerns from the exsisting membership, then he or she will be introduced as a member during a Sunday morning gathering.