Course name and curriculum are modeled, in part, from that of Capitol Hill Baptist Church.
What do the scriptures say about the purpose, function, structure, and nurture of the church?
Is membership in a specific local church based on tradition, culture, or Biblical teaching?
What does it mean to be a member of the body of Christ?
In particular, what does it mean to be a member of Remembrance Community Church?
These and other important questions regarding the Bible's teaching about the church and church membership are explored in the course, "Membership Matters ".
This course is not solely for membership applicants. It is intended to be helpful instruction for all believers who, though they have not made a membership decision, wish to understand clearly what the Bible teaches about church membership as they seek God's guidance in this important subject.
The class is typically conducted in four 50-minute sessions that meet at the church. Resource material for personal study will be provided. If you have any questions or wish to participate in a Membership Matters course, please contact one of the church elders.
Section 1: Why Join a Church
What God's will and purpose is for the church
What to consider in making a membership decision
Section 2: Statement of Faith
How the church is shaped by what it believes
Section 3: Church Covenant
How church members agree to live
Section 4: Church Organization
What holds the church together and how believers function in ministry and life
Section 5: Our Story
Background and History of Remembrance Community Church
Section 6: Mission, Journey, Vision
Where we are going and how we will get there