At TCC, we place a high value on membership because we believe that it is an important part of spiritual growth. Members agree to participate in and support the Church’s Mission and their commitments made in the Covenant and the Apostles’ Creed. While it is certainly possible to grow spiritually without being a member, there is a great benefit that comes from being a committed member of a local church.
There are three significant reasons for being a member 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.
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
Here is a summary of the steps for becoming a member:
Complete two membership classes at TCC (approximately 60 mins each).
Complete the Membership Application (approximately 30-45mins)
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.
If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please contact Kyle Smethurst (Student Ministries Pastor) at email@example.com