There are many reasons to join the church. Here are a few:
Normally we suggest that you attend Community for several months before you decide to join. No church is right for everyone, and we want you to get to know us before you commit to membership here at Community. Membership also entails various responsibilities, and we want you to feel ready and eager to take on those responsibilities when you join.
If you are in our middle school or high school ministries a special membership class is offered several times throughout the year. Talk with one of the youth directors if you are interested. They will rejoice with you and give you helpful guidance.
New Members Classes are offered on a regular basis throughout the school year. While not required, these three-week classes are a valuable way to learn about Community and its beliefs, programs, and staff. Check the weekly bulletin or call the church office, for the dates of the next
There are three entry points through which people are received into membership at Community. Which of these entry points applies to you simply depends on where you are in your journey with Christ. If you are not sure which one applies to you, here are the three entry points for becoming a member at Community:
The best way to become a member of Community Reformed Church is by going through our New Member Classes, led by Pastor Kurt and some of the Elders and Deacons. We offer New Member Classes every few months. These classes explore the history of the RCA, the history of Community, some of our basic beliefs, the Standards of the Faith (The Heidelberg Catechism, The Belgic Confessions, The Canons of Dort, and the Belhar Confession), the Core Values of Community Church, the ministries that Community is involved with, what it means to belong to the church, and how you can connect to the church in an area that you are passionate about. Our goal is to begin building relationships so that we can know how we can best serve together here at Community.
We highly recommend the New Member Classes, but for those who are unable to come to these classes, contact the church office and talk to Pastor Kurt about setting up a separate appointment.
Those who complete the membership classes are automatically qualified for membership. Members are welcomed on the first Sunday of even numbered months. After you complete the classes, we will arrange the date for you to be publicly received during one of our worship services. During that service, you will be asked to come forward and publicly acknowledge your faith in Christ and your commitment to this church by responding affirmatively to several questions.
We rejoice that you are considering membership here at Community Reformed Church! Please let us know if there is any way we can serve you in this membership process.