Membership

Committing to your local church.

Membership provides a way to determine who is committed to the mission, doctrine, and values of Redemption Church Gateway. Such delineation should not create different classes within the church. Rather, it simply recognizes that there are people within any expression of the body of Christ at varying levels of commitment – and that’s okay. But as an intentional community with a mission and purpose, it is helpful to know who is committed and who is simply curious.

Should I become a member?

Scripture tells us that leaders within the church are called to “equip the saints – or believers – for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God” (Eph 4:12-13). Essentially, we are called to function as one body, made up of many members, with Jesus Christ as our head, working together to grow into maturity (1 Cor 12:12-31). When all believers – not just church staff – embrace the importance of their role in the church community, the body of Christ is able to function with all of the faculties it is supplied with. And when each part is working properly, the body grows into health and strength (Eph 4:16).

So you should not enter into the membership covenant because you’ve been around Redemption a while and figure it’s the next step or “something you should do.” Nor should you enter into the membership covenant simply to say, “Redemption is where I go to church.” That’s part of it, but membership is more than that. It is an informed commitment to the doctrine and vision of Redemption Church, a willing submission to the leadership of the church, and an intentional embrace of your role in the body of Christ and the mission of the church.

 

How does a person become a member?

The process of becoming a member is straightforward:

(1) Attend a Membership class (in person or watch the videos below) that works through the Redemption Membership Packet.

(2) Fill out this form to request a meeting with a pastor/elder.

(3) Signing the Membership Covenant.


View the Redemption Church Membership Packet
Membership Class Online

Can’t make it to an in-person class? Below you will find recorded video of the content that is covered in the Redemption Gateway membership class. The content covers the material found in the Membership Packet.

After watching all of the classes online, fill out the Membership Interview Application to complete the process.


Membership Interview Application
PART ONE

INTRODUCTION & DOCTRINE

PART TWO

DOCTRINE (CONTINUED)

PART THREE

CONVICTIONS & OPEN HANDED ISSUES

PART FOUR

DISTINICTIVES & THE BIBLICAL CHURCH

MEMBERSHIP FAQ'S

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