Church membership provides a context in which Christians live out the “one anothers” of the New Testament.
“Encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
All who visit St. John will be warmly welcomed and embraced. We want you to know that this is a place where you can belong. We also take seriously the covenant and gift of church membership.
In the earliest days of the church, every baptized follower of Jesus was grafted into a local Body of believers. Church membership provides a context in which Christians live out the “one anothers” of the New Testament. Christ calls us to be joined to Him as his holy people. Membership in a local congregation is an essential part of mature Christian discipleship.
Here is the process for joining St. John:
Step 1 - Welcome Coffee
At this informal gathering with the Pastor and Minister of Congregational Life, you’ll get a snapshot of what St. John is all about. No commitment is needed at this time, but you will have the opportunity to sign up for one of our classes to pursue membership.
Step 2 - St. John 101 Class
In this two-hour class, you’ll learn in more detail about the history of our church, and what it means to be a member of the Body of St. John. You’ll also learn more about our various ministries and where you may get involved as a member.
Step 3 - Join the Church
During a Sunday service, you may pledge your commitment to our faith family and be received as a member of St. John.
At St. John, we view each new member as a gift to us, with unique gifts and talents for worship and service to our Lord. We are passionate about helping each new member plug in or “assimilate” into our Body so that their experience at St. John can be as vibrant as possible!
After you have completed a membership class (or before if you prefer), you’ll have the opportunity for a Connection Consultation, a special appointment with the Minister of Congregational Life or another consultant to help you find your specific place of service and growth at our church. We’ll spend time looking at your unique gifts and talents and your desires for using them to build up Christ’s Body. If desired, we can also offer steps and practical counsel in growing deeper in your relationship with Christ.
Membership is not a requirement for participation in any of our groups or ministries. If you would like to learn more about where you can connect, grow and/or serve at St. John, we’d love to help you get involved.