The Christian life is not a life meant to be lived in isolation. Jesus Christ died not only to save sinners but to gather those sinners together into a people for Himself (Eph. 2:19-22).
We need help, encouragement, and accountability as we follow the Lord Jesus Christ. This need is the reason that the Bible speaks over and over again about the Church and the need to have communion with one another. It is also the reason that Jesus Christ gave pastors, teachers, and shepherds to His Church (Eph. 4:11; 1 Pet. 5:1-2).
Being a part of the Church means commitment. This has both a personal component—your desire to be a part of the larger body of Christ, and also a public component—being baptized as a member of the covenant community and making a profession of faith. Practically, that means membership in a local body of believers, where a believer’s gifts can be exercised, where prayer requests can be brought, and where encouragement can be found.
At Redeemer, we encourage those who worship with us to consider committing to membership. Membership in a church does have its “privileges,” but more importantly, it provides opportunities for service and ministry.
How do I become a member?
- First and foremost, becoming a member of Redeemer requires you to know the Lord Jesus Christ by faith. The Church, after all, is Jesus’ Church. If you are not sure what it means to believe in Jesus, then we encourage you to read our summary of the gospel or to talk to one of our pastors or elders.
- Second, if you do believe in Jesus, we encourage you to attend one of our Introduction to Redeemer classes. This class is a requirement for membership, as it is a great place to learn more about who we are at Redeemer, what we believe, and where we are going.
- Third, you become a member by meeting with our elders. This is not a scary process – but it is an opportunity for our elders to come alongside you and hear your testimony of faith, to find avenues of service for you in the Church, and to answer any questions you may have about Redeemer and our ministry.