Welcome you to the New Members Online Classes. Our hope is that this orientation will help you to study the teachings of the church and to find your place in it.
Each lesson describes what the church believes and how we try to live out these convictions. As you learn more about the church, please be praying about how you can become more connected here.
The salvation that is ours in Christ introduces the Christian to an interpersonal reality, the church. In the New Testament, to be a Christian is to belong to the people of God. In Scripture, there is no such thing as an independent or unaffiliated Christian. We see church membership as an organizational expression of a Biblical truth: “in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others” (Romans 12:5).
We participate in community life.
We seek to love and be loved in our small groups, church ministries, Family Ministry, and Pastoral Care and Counseling. We Covenant ourselves including time ansd resources.
The New Membership Orientation is the starting
point of formalizing our commitment to one another. We reaffirm our unity in
communion and via the stewardship ministry. We live out a calling to
serve the Lord in the church and our community that God has given us the
privilege to be involved in His activity, through various church committees and
teams, including the Missions Program, with youth ministries, and more.
The church is more than shared values and resources; it is the living body of Christ, and “you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house” (1 Peter 2:5). The church is a place for giving as well as receiving. Each person in the church is important. We thank you for the gift of your life and your ministry among us. To God be the glory.