Our Members are the Ministers
Being a part of the Church of Jesus Christ is a joy, a privilege, and a commitment. A faithful member bears witness to God’s love and grace, and promises to be involved responsibly in the ministry of Christ’s Church, by:
- proclaiming the good news in word and deed,
- taking part in the common life and worship of a congregation,
- lifting one another up in prayer, mutual concern, and active support,
- studying Scripture and the issues of Christian faith and life,
- supporting the ministry of the church through the giving of money, time, and talents,
- demonstrating a new quality of life within and through the church,
- responding to God’s activity in the world through service to others,
- living responsibly in the personal, family, vocational, political, cultural, and social relationships of life,
- working in the world for peace, justice, freedom, and human fulfillment,
- participating in the governing responsibilities of the church,
- reviewing and evaluating regularly the integrity of one’s membership, and considering ways in which one’s participation in the worship and service of the church may be increased and made more meaningful.
An active member is a person who has:
- made a profession of faith in Christ,
- has been baptized,
- has been received into membership of the church by the Session,
- has voluntarily submitted to the government of this church, and
- participates in the church’s work and worship.
Active members also participate in the governance of the church and may be elected to ordered ministry.