Membership at Grace Church
Membership is more than simply a statement of where you worship, it is a commitment to the mission and ministries of Grace Church. Members serve together as we experience intimacy with God, influence in our community, inspire across the nation, and impact in the world with the Gospel of Christ! As you connect with this local body of believers, you can develop a deeper sense of significance and belonging in the family of God.
To become a member in our Grace Church family, there are some simple requirements each individual must meet.
Membership Process and Requirements
- Attend one of our membership classes
These interactive classes are designed to help you make an informed decision regarding membership at Grace. For times and locations of upcoming classes, watch for them to be scheduled on the Membership Class event page, the Sunday Worship Card, or type “Membership Class” in the Search engine. Click here to register for a membership class.
- Complete a Membership Application
Click here for a Membership Application that you can fill out and return to us by email. A Membership Application provides us with information about your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and involvement at Grace Church. It includes the following information:
A Clear Testimony of Salvation
"For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost" (Luke 19:10). At Grace Church we want you to experience an intimate walk with Christ. To do this you must first understand your need for a savior and Christ's sacrifice on your behalf. Our members each have a personal testimony of salvation in Jesus Christ. You will be asked to write your testimony of how and when you first invited Christ into your life. You will also be asked to share your story verbally during the membership interview. Your testimony is a very personal experience. One of the greatest joys the ministry staff and membership coaches have is hearing your story. It is a cause for celebration and thanksgiving! Some people have never articulated their story. We want to help you shape your story so that it is concise and clear. It can be one of the best ways to bring others to Christ.
Believer's Baptism by Immersion
The Bible is clear that baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. If you have not yet experienced the tremendous joy of being baptized as a believer, you will want to discuss this with your membership coach. Click here for more information about this important event in your spiritual journey. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Curtis Brown at 952-224-3094 or email@example.com.
Agreement with our Statement of Faith and Bylaws
The purpose of our Statement of Faith and the Bylaws is to provide the common understanding of the essential elements of our faith and the structure of Grace Church and to ensure that you are involved and invested in Grace Church. If you have specific questions please share these questions with your membership coach.
- Membership Interview
If all the requirements of membership are met, you will be contacted to meet at a convenient time with a membership coach for an interview.
- Recommendation by Ministry Staff
Upon completion of a membership interview, Ministry Staff will recommend your membership to the Board of Elders or suggest additional steps for you to consider taking prior to your membership application being forwarded to the Board of Elders.
- Approval by the Board of Elders
Based on the recommendation of Ministry Staff, the Elder Board will review and give final authorization to your membership.