For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. --1 Corinthians 12.12
The membership covenant of Covenant Life Church is birthed out of our love for the church and its individual members whom we hope will experience the fullness of joy, which is found in the presence of the Lord. Becoming a member of a local church is one of life’s most important decisions because the local church is the vessel through which the glory of God and the gospel goes forth among all nations. Given the importance of the church’s mandate to make known the wisdom, glory, and gospel of God, we believe that membership in the local church ought be God-honoring and meaningful.
Are you interested in exploring more about Covenant Life Church and/or pursuing membership? If so, we have a simple four-step process. The process is designed to help you get to know Covenant Life Church and for the church to get to know you. The process for covenanting together with us in membership is as follows:
Taking steps towards membership
follow the steps below to start our membership process.
1. Attend Foundations"Foundations" is our membership class that will introduce you to the particulars of CLC. These classes take place in one of two ways: during our CLI hour (9:00-10:00am) on Sunday mornings for 6 weeks or during a weekend Friday night (7-9pm) & Saturday morning (8:30-11:30am). Your attendance does not obligate you to join, but will give you an understanding of who we are, who we hope to become, what we believe, our church’s covenant, and a host of other things that will be helpful in understanding the “DNA” of Covenant Life Church. Click here to sign-up for an upcoming "Foundations" class.
2. Complete introductions formThe next step is to prayerfully complete and submit the CLC online Introductions forms in which the link will be emailed to those who have completed the "Foundations" class.
3. membership Conversation with eldersIt is the desire of our leadership that each prospective member have spent some time with the elders of CLC before joining. The purpose of this conversation is to foster community with those desiring membership as well as to provide opportunity for any lingering questions about the church to be clarified. Our hearts' desire is to know you and for you to know us.
4. Covenant together with the congregationAfter completing these three steps of membership, the elders will make a recommendation to the church to receive prospective members into membership. The church testified and upon a recommendation to the congregation from the elders, individuals will be invited to publicly affirm and sign our church covenant. If accepted, the congregation will then corporately affirm that Covenant Life Church add these individuals to the membership of Covenant Life Church. Then begins the excitement of doing life with others in the church by serving, studying, praying, and growing together in Christ!
|Membership Booklet (PDF)||Covenant Life Church Covenant (PDF)|
|Introduction Questionnaire (PDF)||Foundations Sign-up Online Form (Web Page)|