We recognize and welcome everyone who wants to participate fully in the life of Mars Hill Community Church, but for one reason or another may not be ready to make a commitment to membership. Everyone is welcome to serve, give, receive from, and participate in the life of MHCC whether they are a member or not.
WHY IS MEMBERSHIP IMPORTANT?
- Membership is a way of officially identifying yourself with a local body of believers.
- Membership helps the staff and elders identify the people in whom we can trust to lead and care for others.
- Membership identifies that a person has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and that he/she is willing to go public with that faith through baptism.
- Membership identifies that a person is willing to support this ministry with their time, talents and treasure and to be held accountable to the values of MHCC. Membership also identifies that the person will partner with us in our vision “to love God, love people and serve the world”.
- Because of what membership represents (shared beliefs and mission), members are the most qualified people to be in a leadership position.
- Often, if people are not willing to be held accountable, to go public with their faith through baptism, or to commit to sharing their faith, it can be an indication that they are not ready to lead others within the church environments.
- Partnering with the church helps lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Members can draw great satisfaction from knowing that they are instrumental in leading others into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Those people who want to join the church seem to understand the paradigm shift of “What do I get?” to “What can I give?”
- Having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Agreement with the essential elements of the doctrinal statement of Mars Hill Community Church.
- Having been baptized or soon to be.
- Supporting the church vision and ministries through the investment of the gifts God has given you (time, talents and treasures).
- Be an active and engaged member in the church community through the many opportunities available to connect (service teams, groups, events).