Does it really matter if I’m a member or not? Why do I have to take a class to even become a member? Why do I have to sign anything? People often ask these questions about our membership process, skeptical as to why there seem to be so many “hoops” to jump through.
“A Weighty, but Wonderful Commitment.”
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.
Three Steps to becoming a Covenant Member:
1 – INTERVIEW WITH ELDER
As you think about making a decision to join the church, we would love to sit down with you and have a conversation. We want you to know exactly what it means to become a covenant member, what is offered to you as well as what will be asked of you before you to make a decision. Don’t worry there won’t be anything crazy asked of you, but there are expectations as a member of the body of christ. (1 Corinthians 12:12-27)
CLICK HERE to fill out a short form and begin your covenant membership process.
2 – BAPTISM
Baptism is intended only for those who have professed faith in Jesus Christ and can give sufficient testimony to the basics of Christian beliefs. We baptize by immersion because it is not only the original significance of the word but also best symbolizes the reality to which baptism points—our death and resurrection in Christ.
If you have not been baptized following salvation, we ask you to take this step before becoming a Covenant Member.
3 – STARTING POINT CLASS
The final step in becoming a member is to attend a Starting Point class. This class is a 2 hour meeting where you will have the opportunity to learn, in depth, the beliefs and values of Restoration, review the member covenant, learn ways to get involved and ask any questions that you may have. At that time, if you are ready to join Restoration, you will be able to sign the Membership Covenant.
Once you fulfill the requirements for membership and are ready to sign the covenant, please click the link below!