If the Bible is the cornerstone of our church, then membership is the cement that holds us all together. Both Christ and Paul pointed us toward membership for our encouragement, our protection, and our instruction. We seek to carry out this vision through our four-step process by which to join Cross Cultured Church.
1. Membership Class
All prospective members must attend our Membership Matters class. The curriculum is composed of six one-hour classes entitled:
- Statement of Faith
- Church Covenant
- Why Join a Church?
- Church History
- Outreach & Missions
- Life as a Church
Courses are offered time and again contact us to find the next time the class opens up. Upon completion, those who attended all six classes are able but not obligated to sign up for a membership interview, the second step of the membership process.
2. Membership Interview
In a 45 minute meeting, the prospective member meets with a pastor to provide basic biographical information and recount God’s converting work in his or her life. The prospective member would then sign the statement of faith and church covenant, and the application would go to the elders.
3. Elder Recommendation
At a regularly scheduled elders’ meeting, the pastor will review the applicant’s testimony with the other elders. Upon receiving their collective approval, the candidate’s application proceeds to the next step: congregational affirmation.
4. Congregational Affirmation
During our once-a-quarter members meetings, each pastor who conducted an interview briefly describes how the applicants, who are desiring to be admitted to membership, have come to know the Lord. Questions are fielded, a vote is taken, and with a majority secured, candidates are admitted into membership.