HOPE CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
If you are interested in membership at Hope you can talk to Pastor Eric or any of the elders. We have a membership class every January and then throughout the year as there is interest. Below are the documents handed out at the three membership classes. Click each document to view or download.
WHY BECOME A MEMBER AT HOPE???
Church membership is about committing yourself to a people and similarly those people committing to you. As Christians we are called to set ourselves under the care and authority of a local church. This happens at Hope through membership. Membership is a commitment to live out our new identity as followers of Jesus in community with other members of God’s family. Membership moves us from consumers to participants where we stop just doing church and “become the church.” It is an acknowledgment that our salvation is not just a private relationship, but one to which we are to publicly identify with other believers and set ourselves under the authority and care of a local expression of God’s global church. Membership is a commitment to serve and partner with other members in the church and the leadership to grow in grace and love towards God and each other. We commit to encourage one another in seeing the gospel transform our lives, church, city, and world.
· Committing yourself to a group of people as they commit to you. (1 Thes 5:15, Eph 4:2, James 5:16) · We’re called to set ourselves under the care & authority of a local church. (Heb. 13:17; 1 Thess. 5:12-13)
· A commitment to live our lives as followers of Jesus in community (Col 3:16, Matt. 16:18-19, 18:15-20)
· Acknowledging our salvation is not JUST a private relationship (Gal 6:2, Rom 12:6, 1 Thes 4:18)
· A commitment to serve and partner with other members in the church to grow in grace and love
towards God and each other. (Heb 10:24-25, 1 Thes 5:11, Gal 5:13, Phil 2:3)