The terms of admission to this congregation are: (1) Faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, (2) Repentance from sin, (3) Confession of faith, (4) Baptism by immersion in water for the remission of sins, and (5) Signing of the Membership Covenant.
Members of other congregations who have already made profession of their faith in Christ and have been baptized by immersion may become members of this congregation by signing of the Membership Covenant.
Each member shall live a dedicated, committed, and Christ-like life. Each member shall serve in areas for which they are gifted and regularly set aside, as God has prospered, financial gifts and offerings to support the work of this congregation.
Members of the church shall not be personally liable, solely because of such membership, for the debts of the church.
Any person who the church staff has determined has met the requirements and accepted the responsibilities of admission and has signed the Membership Covenant shall be placed on the membership roll as an active member.
Active members are indicated as such through “active status” in the church database.
If a member of this congregation has not attended weekend worship services for a period of three months, and if such absence is not for illness or temporary absence from the community, that member shall become an inactive member and shall not be eligible to vote in a congregational meeting.
A person may be restored to active membership by making a statement to the church staff of his or her intent. The church staff may then restore voting privileges after sixty days.
In cases where a member becomes unwilling to place themselves under the authority of the Word of God, that member shall be disciplined by the church staff. In all cases, the model found in the New Testament shall be followed (Matthew 18:15-18, 1 Corinthians 5:1-13, 2 Corinthians 2:5-8, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15, James 5:19-20).
If the church staff deems the person unresponsive, they shall remove the person’s name from the membership roll.
A person may be restored to membership only by action of the church staff and upon re-signing of the Membership Covenant. (See Church Discipline Policy.)