WE ASK YOU TO THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT BECOMING A MEMBER FOR FIVE REASONS:
It identifies you as a member of the body of Christ, which is much more than just Rejoice! Community Church. (Ephesians 2:19-22; Romans 12:5)
It provides a spiritual family to support and encourage you in your walk with Christ. (Galatians 6:1-2; Hebrews 10:24-25)
It gives you a place to discover and use your gifts in ministry. (1 Corinthians 12:4-27)
It places you under the spiritual direction and protection of godly leaders. (Hebrews 13:17; Acts 20:28–29)
It gives you the accountability you need to grow. (Ephesians 5:21)
When you become a member at Rejoice! Community, you will have the opportunity to profess your faith in Jesus Christ publicly, either by
making a REAFFIRMATION OF FAITH (if you have previously made a profession of your faith or were baptized as an adult but would now like to make a public reaffirmation of your commitment to Christ),
making a first-time PROFESSION OF FAITH (if you were baptized as an infant or child but never made a public profession of faith by a conscious decision), or
being BAPTIZED (if you were not already baptized as an infant or at some other time), as a symbolic reminder of your new life in Christ.
If you have already been baptized and have made a public profession of your faith in Christ and simply want to join Rejoice! Community Church by TRANSFERRING your membership from another church, that’s fine too. ☺
Some of the terminology can be a little confusing, so let us know if you have any questions!
To be “Reformed” means several things. Historically, it means that we trace our roots to the Reformation, when John Calvin and others led the movement to reform the Church according to Scripture. Theologically, it means belief in the absolute sovereignty of God and that the highest good is God’s glory. This historical and theological heritage is often expressed in the “solas” of the Reformation, which can be found under the tab "What We Believe".
Normally one or both of the parents must be a member of a Presbyterian Church in order to have their child baptized. Because we interpret baptism as an act of God's inclusive grace, exceptions can and are made. An appointment should be made with the pastor for baptism arrangements. We have several baptism Sunday's throughout the year.
On most Sunday mornings the service will last about an hour. When we celebrate the Lord's Supper, (last Sunday of month) or on Baptism Sunday's those services might last a little longer.