Some question why we go to all this trouble to define church membership and explain what it means to be a member. Does it really matter if I actually join a church? Am I not already a member of “the church”? Isn’t my personal relationship with Jesus what really matters? Such questions are common, and not altogether surprising given our individualistic culture and our natural tendencies toward independence. However, such questions also reveal a misunderstanding about the church and God’s purposes in and through the church.
Church participation. We understand that committing to a local church can be a difficult decision. We want to provide you as many resources possible, to help you make that decision. We think its only right that you have enough time to participate in the life of the church, prior to making your decision. Attendance at Sunday morning worship gatherings, small group sessions, and participation at church-wide fellowship gatherings, will go a long way in helping you determine whether this is the church for you.
Membership class. If you are thinking about becoming a member of Solid Rock Church, we offer a class that will explore our mission, core values, beliefs, and history. This class will also provide you with information on the requirements for membership. We believe it is important that you know everything up front, prior to making your decision. You will also receive a membership questionnaire, to be filled out and turned into one of the pastors.
Baptism. Baptism is intended for those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ and have repented of their sin. Baptism is one’s declaration to the world of their faith in Jesus Christ. Baptism is also a public display of God’s saving work in the heart of a believer.
If you are saved, but have not been baptized, we ask that you take this step before becoming a member of Solid Rock Church.
Discuss Membership with a pastor. The final step to becoming a member is meeting with one of the pastors. This is a time to explore whether you’ve placed your faith in Jesus Christ. This is also a time to get to know you better, and field any questions you may have about the church.
Serving is one of our core values here at Solid Rock Church. We believe that the mark of genuine Christianity is evidenced through a believer’s authentic service. Jesus said in Mark 10:45, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." One of the ways we live out this discipleship moniker is through our volunteer opportunities.
Greeters Ministry — Greeters are the first ones to make contact with individuals entering the church on Sunday mornings. They pass out brochures, and help people find seats. Greeters also serve as an extra layer of security for the church.
Worship Team — The worship team, collectively with the worship leaders, is responsible for facilitating the worship experience for the church on Sunday mornings.
Children’s Ministry — These children’s ministry team faithfully serves infants, and toddlers on Sunday morning. Volunteers serve as security, and lead the children through a Sunday morning lesson.
Production Team — The media team is broken out into four groups overseeing: sound, video/design, web, and social media. This team develops video products, and products for the web, and social media.
Chairs Ministry — Volunteers in the chairs ministry ensure that the church is appropriately set-up for Sunday morning worship services. They also help organize the chairs in the main sanctuary.
Administrative Team — The administrative team is responsible for ensuring all of the administrative needs of the church are taken care of. This team helps with church finances, church bulletins, and other admin tasks.