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 our membership orientation.


OUR 4 STEP PROCESS

1. Attend our next membership orientation - July 30 following service

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 our membership orientation. This orientation 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 our membership orientation are able, but not obligated, to fill out the membership application. Please register for our next membership orientation below.

2. Complete Our Membership questionnaire

After attending our membership orientation, 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 questionnaire will be reviewed by the Lead Pastor and pastoral team.

4. Elder confirmation

Your questionnaire and testimony will be reviewed by our Lead Pastor and pastoral team. Upon receiving the collective approval, the candidates are entered into membership. This begins the excitement of doing life with others in the church by striving to advance God’s Kingdom in our hearts, in our city, and in our world!

 

If you have any questions about the membership process

please email us at: info@redeemerdc.org

The heart behind our small groups is guided by what we see in Acts 2:42, "And they devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." Small groups are much more than a weekly event on the calendar. They are groups of people learning to follow Jesus and do life together by devoting themselves to one another through study, prayer, service, and friendship.

We believe that we were created and designed to be in community with others. Our small groups are the place that we seek to grow in our relationship with God and in true, honest fellowship with one another. It's a place to know and be known. It's a place to grow as disciples who make disciples. In short, it's a place to live out our call to follow Jesus...together.

Our small groups meet for 10 to 12 week windows throughout the year, providing opportunities for groups to grow or multiply throughout the year. We currently will have two groups gathering for our summer semester, which begins in mid-June. 

  • Leaders: Derek & Jessie Myers (Brookland, Washington, D.C.)
  • Leaders: Zack & Victoria Hadley (Arlington, VA) 

GETTING CONNECTED

To learn more about how to get connected with a Small Group, contact Kenneth Jones at 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.