Become a Member
How Do I Become a Member?
The primary requirement for church membership is that each person is a Follower of Jesus Christ as evidenced by a personal salvation experience and baptism by immersion. The final requirement is attendance at Discover Northway which takes place three or four times each year in January, April, and August.
WHAT IS DISCOVER NORTHWAY?
At Northway Church, membership matters; therefore, we require attendance at Discover Northway for a person to become a member of the church. Discover Northway is an evening event in which a free meal and free childcare are provided, During the course of the evening, our Lead Pastor, Kevin Mills, will explain the visions, beliefs, and ministries of the church, so that the expectations of membership are clear. At the conclusion of the evening, participants are offered to join the church, though there is no obligation to do so by attending.
Why Should Someone Become a Church Member Instead of Just Attending?
While we recognize that the Bible does not speak directly to church membership, the Bible does refer frequently to the importance of believers gathering together on a regular basis. By joining a church fellowship, members:
- Identify with Christ and this local church
- Take responsibility for others in the fellowship
- Can fill certain roles in the church
- Can vote on important church matters
Our next Discover Northway class is coming soon, so stay tuned! If you have any questions call the church office at 478-476-1971 or e-mail email@example.com.
We are excited that you are interested in baptism and consider it a privilege to walk with you as you pursue this next step on your spiritual journey!
A church celebrates that which it values. At Northway, we celebrate baptism because it is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as his or her Savior. We practice baptism by immersion and all baptisms take place in our worship morning worship services.
Why is Baptism so Important?
- Jesus Himself was baptized and commanded that His followers be baptized. (Mark 1:9 and Matthew 28:19-20)
- Baptism illustrates the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ and also represents our new life as Christians. (Romans 6:4 and 2 Corinthians 5:17)
- It is a public declaration of one’s faith in Jesus Christ.
Baptism doesn’t make a person a believer or “save” a person. It is a public demonstration of one’s faith in Christ. Like a wedding ring, baptism is an outward symbol of a personal commitment.
“For it is by grace you are saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
Therefore, we encourage everyone who has trusted in Christ as their Savior to be baptized as soon as possible after they have made that commitment.
So, How Do I Become Baptized?
If you have further questions or would like to take the next step towards being baptized, please contact Phil Anderson at 478-476-1971 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Core Values
Becoming a member at Northway doesn’t mean you have to agree with everything we say and do, but it does mean that we are of the same mind when it comes to core values. We invite you to learn about the core values that lay the foundation for how we live and worship. If you have any questions as you consider these values, don’t hesitate to meet with one of our pastors, maybe over coffee, and discuss your thoughts.
You can read our core values here.