Membership Application New Member Name* First Last Spouses Name First Last Children's names/agesAddress* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Email* Home PhoneAlternate PhoneSteps* 1) I have repented and placed my faith in Christ and subsequently been baptized as an expression and symbol of my salvation? 2) I have completed listening to the three membership messages– The Mission of Redemption Pt. 1, 2 and 3. 3) I have had an elder, my Community Group leader or other leader affirm that I am a functioning part of Redemption– I am relationally involved and serving the body. (Leader confirmation required) 4) I have completed my elder interview, where I have: 1-‐ Shared my testimony a. What was your life like before Christ saved you? b. How did Christ save you? c. How have you seen God’s continued grace in your life since you have been saved? 2– Written out the gospel in the section below 3-‐ Discussed any doctrinal/belief or directional/philosophical disharmony brought up by the vision messages or by the belief statement (online). a. Messages-‐ do you understand and agree with the direction and priorities laid out in the three mission messages? b. Leadership– do you have an questions or objections regarding the leadership of the elders over Redemption as they shepherd and lead? 4-‐ Affirmed my commitment to passionately pursue our membership covenant as expressed below. Signature*Sign by typing your first and last name.Date* As a member of Redemption Church,* (1) I am committed to seeking the input and involvement of others in my life for my spiritual growth and transformation. Hebrews 10:24-‐25 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (2) I am committed to exercising my spiritual gifts, meeting needs and seeking the good of my fellow believers at Redemption. 1 Peter 4:10-‐11 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:... (3) I am committed to seeking the unity of Redemption through consistent involvement, prayer for Redemption and biblical and gospel directed handling of conflict. Ephesians 4:3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. God gives opportunity. 1 Corinthians 16:1-‐2 Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. 2 On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.; 2 Corinthians 9:7 7 Each one must give as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (5) I am committed to loving unbelievers around me with gospel reflecting deeds and gospel saturated words with the aim of seeing them embrace Christ as their Savior. I Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (6) I am committed to submitting to and following the leaders of Redemption Church as they follow Scripture and serve as undershepherds of Christ. Hebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. (7) I understand that Redemption practices biblical church discipline and that the body and its leadership will lovingly seek my repentance and restoration if I am willfully disobeying the teaching of Scripture, even if I resign from membership at Redemption. 1 Corinthians 5:12-‐13 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13 God will judge those outside. Expel the wicked man from among you. (see also Matthew 18:15-‐17 and Galatians 6:1-‐5) Write out the gospel in your own words:*Questions for the elder (to ask during the interview):NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.