Join a community of faith; Become a Member.
Becoming a member of a local church is essentially a call to commitment. Commitment to loving God and others; serving them with your gifts, treasures, and by giving your time. Becoming a member of a church is more than putting your name on the books, it is a call to live within community and covenant.
2024 New Members Course Term Schedule
Elder James Page, EdD
Director of the New Members Ministry
Winter Term 2024
Orientation – Sunday, January 28
Course Begins – Monday, February 5
Course Ends – Monday, March 5
Graduation – Sunday, March 10
Spring Term 2024
Orientation – Sunday, March 31
Course Begins – Monday, April 1
Course Ends – Monday, April 28
Graduation – Sunday, May 5
Summer Term 2024
Orientation – Sunday, July 14
Course Begins – Monday, July 15
Course Ends – Sunday, August 11
Graduation – Sunday, August 16
Fall Term 2024
Orientation – Sunday, September 22
Course Begins – Monday, September 23
Course Ends – Sunday, October 20
Graduation – Sunday, November 3
How can I join this community of growing believers?
Purpose of the New Members Course
Becoming a member of our church is simple. We encourage all prospective members to participate in the New Members course. The New Members course aims to educate prospective members about our church’s vision, mission, leadership, structure, and history. It also serves as a basic introduction to the Christian faith, aiming to develop mature disciples of Jesus Christ and members of the church.
How is the course structured?
The New Members course is primarily an online class. We use an educational platform called Canvas to provide engaging material, easy assignments, and an opportunity to learn at one’s own pace. The process begins with our pastor inviting people to become a member of the church. People who decide to join the church are invited to an in-person orientation, which is held in the fellowship hall at 10:00 a.m. (dates are listed above for 2024). During orientation, you will be given a new member packet and a demonstration of navigating Canvas. Once the course begins, you will have four weeks to complete the learning material. Deadlines for submitting weekly assignments will be listed inside the Canvas platform.
Upon completing the New Members course, participants will be given a membership certificate, assigned a deacon for monthly wellness check-ins, and given opportunities for fellowship, discipleship, and continued growth.