We take membership seriously at Grace Church.
Though the word “membership” is not used in the New Testament, there are certain principles found therein, which can be applied to our context of membership today.
Because we do not live at the same time, in the same place, or the same society, we must take those principles found in scripture and allow them to inform our thinking, as they do for church membership.
The biblical principles found in Acts consists of:
- Commitment to the local church body and
- Submission to the leadership.
These principles are what have formed our understanding and commitment to membership at Grace Church.
The membership process begins with the Membership Matters class. In this class, we explain the process and importance of membership. It will be a time for you to get to know Grace Church and the Elders as they review and clarify what we teach, including:
– Articles of Faith
– 1689 London Baptist Confession
– Believer’s Baptism
– Restorative Church Discipline
It will also give the elders a chance to get to know you as they interact with you throughout the class.
Contact the office to find out when the next Membership Matters class begins.
Read more about our positions on Believer’s Baptism and Church Discipline.