Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Church membership

I recently mentioned that we are likely going to commit to membership in the church we now call home. I think it's time. We want to be a part of a group, and we like this group. Plus I like that their membership is merely an annual covenant that you agree to, and it's renewable. You're not committing forever, yet you must continue to do so if you want to continue to be a member. Here is the actual form off the church website:

2017 Covenant Member Application

Fields marked with an * are required 
Any follower of Christ is invited to become a Covenant Member of the Come2Go Ministries community. In covenanting with us, you both agree to and adopt our shared values. Covenant members are also allowed a vote in official church meetings and are eligible to be elected to the church board. This covenant can be renewed at the beginning of each year.  Together we covenant to:
PRAY: In prayer we nurture our relationship with God.  We share our innermost hopes and needs and we listen for God’s voice so we might respond faithfully.
WORSHIP: We gather for worship to join with other disciples to offer our praise, thanksgiving, prayers, and to celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
READ: The Bible is central to our life together as a community and as individuals. It is in God’s Word that we are hear God’s invitation and challenge for our daily life.
SERVE: One of the ways we express our faith in Jesus is by serving others.  Through the GoTeam ministries of Come2Go we live out our faith together.
CONNECT: We are created to live in fellowship with God and each other.  We are not merely a collection of individuals.  We are community following Jesus together. 
GIVE: Everything we have (our time, money, talents, possessions) is a gift from God. As we follow Jesus together we share generously of what we have.  We support the church financially as a way of resourcing God’s kingdom work in the world.
If this application is for you and your spouse, simply enter both names in the field. IE: Jim and Sally
Help Text
Children Living at Home [Please include Age, Grade, Birthday] IE: Sam, 10, 4th Grade, 1/1/2007