Becoming a member is a clear proclamation that you are striving to invest in the present community while also taking ownership of its future. Join us for two upcoming membership classes this season. We hold membership classes twice a year, in the fall and in the spring.
Register now for our next membership classes:
September 27 and October 4 | 12pm via Zoom
If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please contact Jen at Front Desk.
Three reasons for membership at TCC:
Membership formally associates believers with the body of Christ. (Romans 12:4-5) When we talk about church membership, we are not referring to membership like being a member of an exclusive group or club. The word “member” in the New Testament is closely related to the medical word “member.” The Apostle Paul describes the Church as the body of Christ, and in that body, every believer is a part. Just as body parts are firmly connected, membership intentionally connects believers to the body of Christ.
Members vote, give, lead & serve according to their gifts in the work of the ministry of the church. (1 Corinthians 12:4-27) Where other clubs and organizations exist for members to be consumers, the Church was designed in such a way that members are contributors to providing God’s love and care to others. At TCC, all of our committees and ministry leadership roles require membership because their role is specifically helping to shape the direction and the future of the church.
Membership ensures appropriate pastoral care for members. (Acts 20:28-29) Though church leaders and believers are called to care for everyone, membership at TCC identifies you as part of the community. Members come under the responsibility of those who are called to pray, encourage, teach and counsel you in your spiritual growth.
Becoming A Member
If you have been attending TCC for a little while, and you desire to become more involved, Membership is the next step for you. We offer the opportunity to become a Member in the fall and in the spring of each year. There are five required steps to becoming a member:
- Complete two membership classes at TCC (approximately 60 mins each).
- Complete the Membership Application (approximately 30-45 mins).
- Meet with a Deacon and Pastor (this is an informal conversation) to talk through your understanding of membership at TCC.
- Be received as a new member during one of our worship services
The baptism service date has been updated. Pastor Kyle will officiate baptisms on October 4th for middle schoolers and high schoolers. Pastor Tom will officiate baptisms on October 11th for college-age and adults. If you are interested in being baptized, or would like to find out more about what baptism means, please contact Jen at Front Desk.