The Bible teaches that membership in a local church is the normal expectation for a healthy Christian. 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 membership process by which to join Redeemer City Church.
Throughout the membership process, you have the opportunity to hear our story, mission, basic beliefs, theological distinctives, and our membership expectations. All prospective members must attend step one of our Growth Track.
OUR 5 STEP PROCESS
1. Attend step one of growth track
If you would like to learn more about our church and what it would mean to commit to this congregation, you are welcome to attend Growth Track. This class, which typically takes place after service on the first Sunday of the month, is required if you plan on pursuing formal membership in our church, and is also a great forum for asking any questions you may have about Redeemer City Church. Upon completion, those who attend step one of Growth Track are able, but not obligated, to fill out the membership application.
2. Complete Our Membership questionnaire
After attending step one of Growth Track, if you are interested in pursuing membership you will fill out a membership questionnaire. This will give us an opportunity to learn more about you and how we might better serve you before the membership interview. If married, we ask that both husband and wife complete an individual questionnaire.
3. Membership Interview
In a 45 minute meeting, the prospective member (married couples will be interviewed together) meets with an elder to provide basic biographical information and recount God's converting work in his or her life. This discussion fosters community with those pursuing membership by providing the pastors an opportunity to spend time with each potential member. The conversational setting provides an outlet for any lingering questions you may have about the church. The prospective member would then sign the statement of faith and church covenant, and then the application will be reviewed by the Lead Pastor and pastoral team.
4. Elder Recommendation
Your questionnaire and testimony will be reviewed by our Lead Pastor and pastoral team. Upon receiving the collective approval, the candidates application will move to the next stage which is congregational affirmation.
5. Congregational Affirmation
During our bi-monthly members meetings, the pastor who conducted an interview briefly describes how the applicants, who are desiring to be admitted to membership, have come to know the Lord. Questions are fielded, a vote is taken, and with a majority secured, candidates are admitted into membership.