significance of Membership…

Membership says, 
“I belong here,” and God says that believers belong together.  (Hebrews 10:23-25)

You sense that God wants you here with the people of Living Hope Christian Church at this time in your Christian life, and you want to make a public declaration that you are committed to God’s work through this church.

 

Membership says,
“I accept responsibility for how things are done here,” and Gods says that’s how it should be.  (1Corinthians 12:20-27)

Members affirm elders, deacons, and other church officers, approve an annual ministry budget, as well as call pastors to serve as our spiritual leaders.  Every member has a say in shaping our church’s direction and ministry goals.

 

Membership says,
“We share the same ministry goals,” and God says that believers are to be committed to one another for the sake of spiritual impact.  (Ephesians 4:16)

You believe that Jesus has a work to do in the East side Vancouver, and around the world, and you are willing to join with others to see that it gets done.

 
Membership says,
“I accept responsibility for a group of fellow believers in the family of God.”  And that’s God’s plan as well.  (Galatians 6:1-2, 10)

You want to be a part of a caring network of people, sharing one another’s joys and sorrows, and helping one another grow through worship, Bible Study, and fellowship.

 

Membership says,
“I am accountable to mature brothers and sisters in Christ for my walk with God,” and God warns against spiritual autonomy.  (Hebrews 13:17, Matthew 18:15-20)

You don’t want to go through it alone in standing for Jesus Christ, and want to receive the guidance, equipping, and assistance necessary to remain on target

 

Requirements for Membership...

¨ Personal Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

¨ Baptism by Immersion as a believer

¨ Undergo Membership Class

¨ Completed and signed Membership Covenant

¨ Membership Interview, in which you will be asked about your faith in Christ, your baptism, your Christian life and your interest in serving Him here.

 

The Leadership Board assesses your application at one of their regular meetings.  

New members are publicly welcomed into the church family at a morning worship service.