“Each member is the church in the world endowed by the Spirit with some gift of ministry.” Confession of 1967
You are invited to consider becoming a member of Covenant! We welcome all who profess Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
The next membership class will be on October 23, 2016, at 11:30 AM which follows the worship service. Be our guest at lunch as we discuss church membership. Call 310-670-5750 ext. 10 or email the church office for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some details are below:
What does membership mean? It means to accept Christ’s call to be involved responsibly in the ministry of Christ’s Church and to make such a commitment to a particular church. Think of membership as: Worship +2. Worship is at the center of what we do. Worship empowers us to live the values of the Kingdom of God that Christ taught. The +2 means that we find a place to serve in the ministries of the church and we find a place to nurture our spiritual growth. Members are encouraged to make an annual pledge of financial support based upon their private decision. These pledges are confidential, and known only to the few who do the bookkeeping. Pledging helps us to project a yearly budget.
The operation of the church: worship, administration, education, finances, mission….all of the things we do are done by members as acts of service along with paid staff who support the work of the members.
Do I have to be a member to participate in ministries and activities of Covenant? No. All are welcome to participate in the life of Covenant. However only members may vote in congregational meetings and serve as elected officers. Families who wish to enroll their child(ren) in Covenant’s Preschool, may go to the front of the “wait list” after they have demonstrated active church membership for six months, which means attending worship, giving financially and participating in other church activities as able.
Membership is open to all persons who profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. No person shall be denied membership because of race, ethnic origin, worldly condition, sexual orientation, or any other reason not related to profession of faith. To join the church, please meet with the pastor and others when the class is offered.
There are three methods by which a person joins Covenant Presbyterian Church:
1. Receive the Sacrament of Baptism (meaning you have never been baptized) Baptisms take place during a service of worship. To baptize a child both parents must attend a baptism class.
2. Letter of Transfer (meaning that you are on the rolls as an active member of another church, you wish to transfer your membership by letter) Covenant will write to your current church requesting a letter of transfer of membership.
3. Reaffirmation of Faith (meaning that you have been baptized, but are not currently an active member of another church) If you have been baptized as a child or adult, and you are not an active member of another church, you will be asked to reaffirm your faith in Jesus Christ.
Welcome to the Covenant church family!