Is church membership important anymore?
We at Redlands Community Church believe it is! Membership both expresses Redlands' commitment to you as a member as well as your commitment to Christ and His church. Biblically, it is notable that the people of God are always listed by name in the Bible. Consider also the basic New Testament assumption that every Christian is part of a local fellowship of believers. An unchurched Christian simply doesn't fit in the New Testament mindset!
In an age where individuality reigns, it is more important now than ever as followers of Christ to unite ourselves with one another in community. As one might plant a stake in the ground to mark an area or identify something, membership marks us as a family and identifies us with the visible church.
The requirements for church membership at Redland's are to attend the "Introduction to RCC" class during the Sunday School hour, which allows you to learn about the purpose, identity, mission, and theology of our church, and to give a credible profession of faith in Jesus Christ, the Savior of Sinners!
Notice that these vows do not require that you agree with us in every point of doctrine, but only that you be a sincere and devoted follower of Jesus Christ. Redlands opens her doors to all who embrace Jesus as Messiah, Lord, and Savior. For more information about the next "Intro to RCC" class contact the church office.