Why Membership Matters
Does it really matter if I’m a member or not? Why do I have to take a class to even become a member? Do I have to sign anything?
It’s true. We take membership seriously and with a lot of gravity. Committing yourself to a body of believers is weighty. But it’s also wonderful. When CCC Members join, they commit to a spiritual family that provides encouragement and support. They are called to a biblical degree of responsibility, service and sacrifice to their brothers and sisters. Our elders and leaders also pledge to assist our CCC Members with care, counsel, prayer and teaching.
As you think about making a decision to join the church, we offer the UCL class that covers what it means to be a CCC Member, as well as our mission, basic beliefs and theological distinctives. We want you to know exactly what it means to join and what is required when you do before asking you to make a decision.
Baptism is intended only for those who have professed faith in Jesus Christ and can give sufficient testimony to the basics of Christian beliefs. We baptize by immersion because it is not only the original significance of the word but also best symbolizes the reality to which baptism points—our death and resurrection in Christ.
If you have not been baptized following salvation, the UCL class covers the biblical significance of baptism, frequently asked questions and gives you an opportunity to share your testimony.
The class runs for about 6 weeks depending on discussions. The current UCL class begins March 4th at 8:30 – 9:15am upstairs in the office area. We will have the set in service for new members when the classes are complete.