What is membership?
Membership is obeying the New Testament call to live as an accountable member of a larger family/body: “For just as the body is one and has many members…all the members of the body, though many, are one body. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.” (1 Cor. 12:12, 27).
Membership is joining the mission and belonging to the family.
Membership is moving from consumer to contributor.
The membership process
The Cross of Christ membership process is simple, yet thorough. We simply want to assess two things: 1) Are you a Christian? 2) Do you understand what it means to be committed to and function as a healthy member of this particular local church?
The Cross of Christ Membership Covenant is birthed out of our love for the church body and its individual members whom we hope will experience the fullness of joy which is found in the presence of the Lord. The primary purpose of this covenant is to serve as a teaching document with three functions:
To clarify the biblical obligations and expectations for both the elders of Cross of Christ and the individual members of the Cross of Christ body.
To establish teaching and doctrinal parameters for the Cross of Christ body.
To serve as a tool for reflection and growth toward holiness.
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