If you have been attending St. Paul's and desire to commit to being a part of our church family, we encourage you to become a member.
What is a Member?
A member is someone who has signed our membership covenant. This covenant expresses agreement with our Statement of Faith, support for our mission and values, and a willingness to be held accountable to certain behavioral standards.
Before signing the membership covenant, one must take our membership class, or meet with the lead pastor to overview the membership class material.
Why Become a Member?
Membership is not necessary for being a beloved and valued individual in our community. You will be just as welcome at St. Paul's whether you are a member or not.
However, there are several great reasons to become a member:
- It is a way of expressing commitment to our church family. It's like enthusiastically saying, “I'm on board! Let's do this together!” This attitude encourages all of us.
- It allows you to participate in governing the church. St. Paul's has a congregational model of governance, meaning that many significant decisions are decided through members voting. Three times a year, we have meeting where members vote on relevant issues. Members elect leaders in the church, approve our annual budget, and approve any changes to our bylaws.
- It gives you more opportunities to lead in the church. There are many ways to participate at St. Paul's if you are not a member, but a few roles are restricted to members because it is only appropriate to have them filled by those who agree with the core beliefs and values of the church. These roles include serving on our Board of Directors, being on staff, and leading a small group.
If you have more questions or are interested in attending a membership class, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org