Why Membership Matters

Does it really matter if I’m a member or not? Why do I have to take a class? Why do I have to sign anything? These are common questions when it comes to church membership. Many of us are skeptical of commitment, especially when there are a number of “hoops” to jump through. And while we can appreciate hesitation when it comes to commitment we unapologetically practice church membership because it’s essential to the health of the church at large and our members individually.  

Committing yourself to a church is both weighty and wonderful. When members join, they commit to a spiritual family that provides encouragement and support. They are called to a biblical degree of responsibility, service and sacrifice to their brothers and sisters and our elders and leaders pledge to assist our members with care, counsel, prayer, and teaching.

If the Bible is the cornerstone of our church, then membership is the cement that holds us all together. Jesus and the Apostle Paul pointed us toward membership for our encouragement, our protection, and our instruction. We seek to carry out this vision through our process for becoming a member of Center Church. We call this process our “Membership Roadmap”

Next Membership Class

October 13th, 11:45am-1:30pm


Membership Roadmap

Have you gotten to know Center Church through our worship gatherings and our Missional Communities? Our membership process is designed for those who want to take the next step to join our family as we seek to live out the mission of God together.


Step #1

As you have gotten to know us since getting plugged in to Center, we would like to learn more about you! To help us do that, we ask that each person fill out a membership questionnaire: Why are you interested in church membership? What is your experience with church? What are your beliefs? What hesitations or questions do you have?


Step #2

Attend one of our membership classes. During this class you’ll eat a meal and learn some important topics related to church membership, including: the gospel, baptism, the church, and our membership covenant. You’ll have a chance to share your spiritual story with one of our staff and ask any questions that you have.


After signing a “membership commitment” each applicant is reviewed by our staff team - if we don’t have any more questions you’ll become a member of Center Church and be introduced at our next members meeting!

If you have any questions about membership, please email Patrick at patrick@centercville.com.