In an increasingly individualistic society where people run from institutionalized religion of any form, you may wonder why anyone would want to become a member of a church?
Local church membership is an outward practical expression of an inward spiritual reality. When you become a follower of Jesus, you instantly become a “member” of the (capital C) Church (see 1 Corinthians 12:13). By becoming a member at The Gathering, you are simply choosing to acknowledge the spiritual reality that you are already a member of the (capital C) Church. With The Gathering as your local, ‘immediate family’ expression of that reality.
In becoming a member at The Gathering, you are choosing to identify yourself as part of the church family and its vision, mission and values. It’s also a way to formally commit yourself to serve in the church by using your time, talents, and treasures.
At the Gathering, we have a membership workshop that helps you to sort through all of this while allowing you the space to ask whatever questions you may have.
For more information about membership and our next workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org