What does it mean to be a member of Redemption Church?

Whether membership in a church is formal or informal, there is a difference between "attenders" and "members" that can be summed up in one word: commitment.

We strongly encourage every believer to find a church that will help them grow deeper in his/her relationship with God and be serving in the body of Christ. Commitment is a two-way street: the church is committed to its members, and the members are committed to the church.

Why do we have formal membership?

A Cultural reason

It's an antidote to our society. We live in an age where very few want to be committed to anything … a job … a marriage … a church family. This attitude has even produced a generation of “church shoppers and hoppers.” Membership swims against the current of America’s “consumer religion.” It is an unselfish decision. Commitment always builds character. 

a practical reason

It defines who can be counted on. Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment. Every business has a payroll. Every army has an enlistment. Even our country takes a census and requires voter registration. Membership defines our family, and like a functional family, we can count on one another. Membership also allows for church leadership to know who they are accountable for before the Lord.

a personal reason

It produces spiritual growth. The New Testament places a major emphasis on the need for Christians to be in each others' lives for spiritual growth. The church is our primary sphere to live out the one-another commands of Scripture. You cannot grow and mature in Christ when you're not committed to a church family.

a biblical reason

Christ is committed to the church. ....Christ loved the church, and he gave his life for it. (Ephesians 5:25) "I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it." (Matthew 16:18) At Redemption Church, formal membership is our way of clearly communicating who we are and what it meats to be a part of our church family, and offers people a clear way to become part of that family.

What is the purpose + process of becoming a member at Redemption?

The purpose of Belong Membership:

  • To communicate who we are and what we believe.
  • To align the vision + hearts of those who call Redemption Church home for the sake of unity.
  • To equip each person to effectively follow Jesus and fish for men.

The process of becoming a member:

  • We provide a 3-week, Pastor-led course multiple times throughout the year that is designed to help you know who we are, what we believe, and how you can be part of the family.
  • After completing the course, there is a simple commitment process and personal follow-up with a Pastor at Redemption Church.

If you'd like more information on Membership or would like to know when the next round of the course begins:

Contact Pastor Jason: jv@redemptionloveland.org