The best way to become a member of Community Reformed Church is by going through our New Member Classes, led by Pastor Kurt and some of the Elders and Deacons. We offer New Member Classes every few months. These classes explore the history of the RCA, the history of Community, some of our basic beliefs, the Standards of the Faith (The Heidelberg Catechism, The Belgic Confessions, The Canons of Dort, and the Belhar Confession), the Core Values of Community Church, the ministries that Community is involved with, what it means to belong to the church, and how you can connect to the church in an area that you are passionate about. Our goal is to begin building relationships so that we can know how we can best serve together here at Community.
We highly recommend the New Member Classes, but for those who are unable to come to these classes, contact the church office and talk to Pastor Kurt about setting up a separate appointment.
Those who complete the membership classes are automatically qualified for membership. Members are welcomed on the first Sunday of even numbered months. After you complete the classes, we will arrange the date for you to be publicly received during one of our worship services. During that service, you will be asked to come forward and publicly acknowledge your faith in Christ and your commitment to this church by responding affirmatively to several questions.
Membership in the Church is an ongoing process. You join only once, but your membership ought to grow and deepen over the years. This will happen as you commit yourself to:
- Regular attendance at worship and other church activities
- Praying faithfully for the church and for people in the church
- Giving generously of your tithes for the financial needs of the church
- Using your spiritual gifts and passion to advance the church’s ministries
- Reaching out to friends and neighbors who need to hear the Good News of Jesus
We rejoice that you are considering membership here at Community Reformed Church! Please let us know if there is any way we can serve you in this membership process.