What is membership?
Becoming a member is your way of saying that you’re committed to The Village family and mission. It essentially lets us know who is entrusting themselves to our leadership and care. Membership is a two-way covenant; church leadership commits to know, lead, feed and protect you, while you commit to living as a member of a community formed by the gospel and sent on God’s mission. Everyone gets to experience this most fully when we declare our commitment to one another through covenant membership.
You can learn more about The Village, its leadership, what membership means, and more in our Village Gate content.
We ask our members to renew their commitment annually as an opportunity to reflect on how they’ve been formed and sent to love, live and move over the last year. If you’re already a member, follow this link to read about our annual renewal process.
The following sermons are required watching and/or listening for the membership process. Click below to expand.
Membership: Committing to the Family
Our membership process is open to anyone who wants to know more about Christianity and The Village. However, only Christians who covenant with us may actually become members in the end.
Becoming a member is not at all about “checking boxes,” but the process below is a good way for us to get to know you, for you to get to know us, and for everyone to feel good about how we fit together as a family before anyone makes a commitment.
Our Membership Process
- Fill out the pre-membership questionnaire (see below) and let us know a little bit about yourself.
- Watch/listen to our sermon series called “The Story” that unpacks the gospel through Creation, Fall, Rescue, and Restoration. You can watch the sermons here or by using the links on this page.
- We will hold a mandatory, three-hour Village Gate class at The 210. We will explain who we are, what we believe, and what we do. You can find a copy of the content here. The Village Gate will be held at the following dates and times in 2017:
> Sunday, April 30, 5:00-8:00pm
> Sunday, October 8, 5:00-8:00pm
- The final step is a conversation with one or more of The Village elders to answer any questions, ensure you have a healthy idea of who we are (and vise versa!), and help you take the next steps in becoming an active member of our family.
If you’re interested in becoming a member, we’d love to get to know a little bit about your story by responding to the questions in the form below.