WHY MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
Does it really matter if I’m a member or not? Why do I have to go through a process to even become a member? Why do I have to covenant to a particular congregation? People often ask these questions about any membership process, skeptical as to why there seem to be so many "hoops" to jump through just to belong.
Being a member of Redeemer Church is about being part of a family. All members are followers of Jesus, unified by our identity in Christ. This unity is expressed in the way we love God, other members, fellow Christians, and our city. Members who enter into a public promise, called a covenant, with their local church are called to a higher degree of responsibility and service.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
WELCOME TO REDEEMER
Welcome to Redeemer is a great opportunity for anyone to learn a little more about us – our history, vision, doctrine, core values, ministry philosophy, and structures. These relaxed sessions usually run for 45-60 minutes, once a month after our Sunday service. Attending a session doesn’t commit you to anything, but in order to become a member of the church this is the best place to start
As you think about making a decision to join Redeemer, we offer a class that covers what it means to be a Member, as well as drilling deeper into our mission, basic beliefs and theological distinctives. We want you to know exactly what it means to join and what is required when you do before asking you to make a decision. Next classes are 27 January, 3 & 10 February.
Each new member has the opportunity to meet with one of the elders for an interview. These interviews typically last about 30 minutes. This gives the Elders a chance to get to know incoming members and ask a few questions. It also gives you the chance to get to know one of the elders and ask any additional questions you may have.
After someone has completed the above process we take time in our Sunday services to welcome and affirm them as covenant members of Redeemer. This involves a public declarations by the new member and the Elders on behalf of Redeemer. Once new members are formally welcomed and affirmed for membership, we gather around them to pray over them and commission them for gospel ministry in our community.
SIGN ME UP
It’s true. We take membership seriously and with a lot of gravity. Committing yourself to a body of believers is weighty. But it’s also wonderful. When Covenant Members join, they commit to a spiritual family that provides encouragement and support. They are called to a biblical degree of responsibility, service and sacrifice to their brothers and sisters. Our elders and leaders also pledge to assist our Covenant Members with care, counsel, prayer and teaching.