We take membership very seriously at Christ Reformed. We view it as our leadership affirming that you belong to Christ and accepting shepherding responsibility for you. Membership is a biblical concept rooted in passages like 1 Corinthians 5.
All members take the following vows before the church:
- Do you wholeheartedly believe the doctrine contained in the Old and the New Testament, and in the articles of the Christian faith, and taught in this Christian church, to be the true and complete doctrine of salvation, and do you promise by the grace of God to continue steadfastly in this profession?
- Do you openly accept God’s covenant promise, which has been signified and sealed to you in your baptism, and do you confess that you despise and humble yourself before God because of your sins, and that you seek your life, not in yourself, but only in Jesus Christ your Savior?
- Do you declare that you love the Lord, and that it is your heartfelt desire to serve Him according to His Word, to forsake the world, to put to death your old nature, and to lead a godly life?
- Do you promise to submit to the government of the church, and also, if you should become wayward, either in doctrine or in life, to submit to its admonition and discipline? Before taking the vows all prospective members are led through the Belgic Confession.
This is ordinarily done in pastoral meetings. Our leadership also conducts an interview of all prospective members.
Contact Rev. Brian Lee if you are interested in becoming a member or if you would like to transfer your membership to Christ Reformed!