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“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members to one another” Romans 12:4-5
Grace Life Church Membership is birthed out of our love for the church body and her individual members whom we hope will experience the fullness of joy which is found in the presence of the Lord.
A church member is someone who is formally recognized as a Christian and a part of Christ’s universal body.
There are two qualifications for being a church member in the New Testament: Salvation and Baptism. There is freedom to pursue ways to determine if someone has been redeemed. Each individual requesting to be a member of Grace Life will be required to:
- attend The Intro (1st Sunday of every month)
- submit their story of salvation in Jesus
- complete a questionnaire
- read the Statement of beliefs of Grace Life Church
- read the Vision, Mission, Values,
- read about our Discipleship Pathway
- read the book, “I am a Church Member” (available for free at the Next Steps Table)
- sign the membership covenant.
Jonathan Leeman writes in his book Church Membership:
“Church membership is a formal relationship between a Church and a Christian characterized by the church’s affirmation and oversight of a Christian’s discipleship and the Christian’s submission to living out his or her discipleship in the care of the church.”
Membership is not about privilege or prestige. It is not some elevated level of access with secret insider benefits. It is not a legal document or means of control. Membership recognizes and responds to the call of discipleship in the context of gospel-centered community. It is an affirmation and agreement to contribute to the good of the church body rather than consume from it. It is an obligation to sacrificially seek the good of others in the body of Christ by taking the general call toward service and incarnating it within a particular people.
Below you will find links to continue taking the steps to becoming a member of Grace Life Church.