Membership at Christus
Christus Church is known as a place for seekers who want to learn of and grow into a relationship with Jesus Christ. What makes us a church is that we are also a caring community of committed believers. We have lots of attendees and visitors at our worship services, but we also have members. Now one might assume that as long as people follow Christ, the church doesn’t need formal membership. Isn’t it enough simply to call yourself a Christian and attend regularly? WE BELIEVE THERE ARE AT LEAST THREE REASONS FOR FORMAL MEMBERSHIP.
First, we believe the concept of membership is Biblical. Believers in the New Testament clearly identified themselves with a specific local body and were challenged to become devoted participants.
Second, formal membership is valuable to the leaders of the church. At some point, it is important to identify those who comprise the “flock” at Christus - the core that can be counted on. Leaders need to know whether they’re being effective in accomplishing the church’s mission of turning indifferent or irreligious people into devoted followers of Christ. Membership is one way to measure that effectiveness.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, membership benefits the individual. It’s an important spiritual step that moves each of us out of the vague clouds of our good intentions and into the clear light of committed participation. The membership process can be a significant “defining moment” in a Christian’s lifelong decipleship journey.
If you would like to explore becoming a participating member at Christus, simply call the church office at 757-7775 and express your interest. A reminder letter will also be mailed out to you closer to the actual date of the next series of New Member Classes. Child care will be provided as needed. Thanks and God bless you