Why Should I Join a Local Church?
When we become followers of Christ, God makes us part of his larger family. In any family, membership carries privileges and responsibilities.
At Mount Moriah, we want you to enjoy the privileges of true fellowship, inspiring worship, and spiritual growth. But we believe God intends that you give, serve, and participate in the life-giving responsibilities of a local church as well.
What does it mean to be a member of Mount Moriah?
The membership of this church is composed of persons who have professed faith in Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord, and have demonstrated this faith through baptism.
We share a common dedication to Christ, and His kingdom, and are committed to the precepts set forth in our affirmation of faith and our membership covenant.
How do I become a member?
1. Meet with the Pastor to discuss your desire to join by baptism or transfer of membership from another congregation.
2. Understand and accept the Membership Covenant.
3. Be presented for membership during the Sunday morning Worship Service.
Having received Christ as my Lord and Savior and been baptized, and being in agreement with Mount Moriah’s vision and structure, I now feel led by the Holy Spirit to unite with the Mount Moriah Church family. In doing so, I commit myself to God and to other members to do the following:
1. I will protect the unity of my church by:
-acting in love towards other members
-praying for other members
-supporting the elected leadership
-refuse to gossip
-being slow to take offense and quick to reconcile
2. I will share the responsibility of my church by:
-praying and working for its growth
-inviting the unchurched to attend
-warmly welcoming those who visit
-being involved in missions
-aiding one another in sickness and distress
3. I will serve the ministry of my church by:
-discovering and using my gifts and talents
-being involved in Christian education
-developing a servant’s heart
-growing as a Christian disciple
4. I will support the testimony of my church by:
-attending faithfully
-giving regularly
-living a Godly life
-keeping my body as the temple of God nurturing a Christian home
5. I will unite with another Christian church when I can no longer be active in Mount Moriah.