MEMBERSHIP

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.

If you have any questions about the membership process

please email us at: info@redeemerdc.org

A Missional Community is much more than a weekly event. It is a group of people who are learning to follow Jesus together in a way that renews their city. MCs gather together at different times throughout the week to fulfill Jesus' mission of being disciples who make disciples. Together we learn how to worship and submit to Jesus in all of life by learning how to love one another as family, worship Jesus as servants who serve others, and share the good news of Jesus Christ as his sent missionaries.

GOSPEL-CENTRALITY

GOD’S LOVE FOR US

Our communities exist because of the gospel. We all find ourselves individually and communally growing into a deeper understanding and application of the gospel. From this source, we are taking the gospel to the neighborhood, our city and our world through intentional missional engagement. These intentional communities center themselves on the truth of the gospel.

INWARD FOCUS

GROWING IN OUR LOVE FOR JESUS AND ONE ANOTHER

All of Redeemer's Missional Communities are increasingly learning what it means and how to follow Jesus humbly. This means we are learning to study the Scriptures, learning how to pray, and learning how to devote our hearts, minds, and abilities to loving God. They are committed to the process of growing up in the truth of the gospel and obedience to the gospel.

OUTWARD FOCUS

GROWING IN OUR LOVE FOR OTHERS

Every missional community identifies a group of people whom they believe God is sending them to love, serve, and share Jesus with. It could be a neighborhood or network of relationships. Some choose to love and serve local schools, while others will identify people they already are in regular relationship with. We want to see every aspect of our city blessed by God's people: business, arts, education, sports, recreation, and social services.

JOINING A GOSPEL COMMUNITY ON MISSION

Choosing a gospel community usually comes down to a few factors.

1. Relational connection.

Maybe you have already connected to someone in Redeemer City Church and their MC might be a good place to start.

2. Where you live.

We have Missional Communities in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. 

3. The people a community serves.

Every missional community identifies a group of people whom they believe God is sending them to love, serve, and share Jesus with. It could be a neighborhood or network of relationships. Some choose to love and serve local schools, while others will identify people they already are in regular relationship with. We want to see every aspect of our city blessed by God's people: business, arts, education, sports, recreation, and social services.  

GETTING CONNECTED

To learn more about how to get connected with a Missional community, contact Kenneth Jones, info@redeemerdc.org 

Our hope is to partner with parents in the discipleship of their children by providing environments, curriculum and resources that center on the gospel and teach the nature and character of God. Children are a gift from God to us and we work hard to engage them in the life of the church. Therefore, it is our desire to have our children in service with adults during most of our worship services. We believe it to be helpful and encouraging for families to worship together as a means for parents to live out God's admonishment to raise children up in the Lord.

On the second and fourth Sunday of each month, our volunteers provide a fun, clean, safe, protected environment for our children to learn about Jesus. We have a great team of volunteers who have been screened and trained. Below, you can read about what takes place in these environments. 

NURSery & PRESCHOOL 

There is a time of singing and dancing, followed by a small snack and hearing a teaching from Scripture. Our kids have age-appropriate teaching time each time they gather. All preschool children, including nursery, walkers, and preschoolers, may be checked in before the service , dropped off in the kids room, and picked up after the service by a parent or guardian.