Why do we have formal membership?

  • A cultural reason: It is an antidote to our society

We live in an age where very few want to be committed to anything … a job … a marriage … our country. 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 your 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, formal membership is our way of clearly communicating who we are and what is means to be a part of our church family.  It offers people a clear way to become part of our family.

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 or 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. 

What is the purpose of BELONG Membership?

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

What is 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 an simple commitment process and personal follow-up with a Pastor at Redemption Church.

Want more information on Membership?

If you have any questions or would like to know when the next Belong course begins, please contact Pastor Jason at jv@redemptionloveland.org