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Membership

How can I be received as a member of Living rock Christian Church

  • By profession of faith in Jesus Christ and your desire to be baptized by immersion.
  • By baptism by immersion if you have previously accepted Jesus but have not been baptized
  • By your statement of faith that you have accepted Jesus and have been baptized by immersion.

What is the process for joining Living Rock Church

  • At the conclusion of the worship service, during the prayer time at the altar, you may come forward and speak with one of the pastors and indicate your desire to become a member, or…
  • On the Guest/Membership Card that’s found in the Sunday bulletin check the box indicating your desire to become a member and hand the card to one of the pastors or Deacons at the end of the service. Or place it on the offering bag, or...
  • You may begin the process of becoming a member by filling out the on-line form under the “membership” tab. (We will add this feature somewhere)

Why is formal membership important?

For the individual

  • It indicates a Christ-likeness. Jesus is committed to the church. Acts 2:47 says, “…and the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” Overwhelmingly, in the New Testament, when the word “church” is used, it is referring to the local church. So, those who were being saved were being included in the membership of the local church. Ephesians 5:25 says, “Christ loved the church, and gave His life for her.” Being committed to a local church through membership pleases God and indicates a Christ-like spirit.
  • It demonstrates a Biblical world view. Popular culture says to us, “Don’t commit to anything – job, marriage, family, and even church.” Church membership goes against this tide and says, for this time in my life, I am going to belong to this local body of Christ-followers.
  • It promotes spiritual growth. Spiritual accountability is a recurring theme in the New Testament. Its purpose is to make us more like Christ. Such spiritual growth takes place best in the environment of a loving, local church.

For the church

  • In a very practical way, membership identifies and defines who can be entrusted with positions of leadership within the church

What is the Covenant of Members?

  • It shall be the duty of the members to attend the Church’s regular worship services; to cultivate personal holiness; to practice family devotions; to sustain the public ordinances of the Gospel; to contribute to the needful expenditures of the church; to spread the Gospel to all nations; to relieve the poor as much as possible; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to strive for the growth of the whole body in Christian knowledge and holiness and to govern their actions, conversation and hearts by the precepts of God’s Word.
  • It shall be the duty of the members to honor, esteem and love their Pastor(s) and to pray for them maintaining and manifesting a tender regard for their reputation.
  • It shall be the duty of the membership to resolve all disputes according to Biblical principles and to refrain from suing one another, and if needed, willingly submit themselves to the discipline of the Church.