Membership

To be a member of a church is to make a public promise to live according to the Word and to support the work of the congregation. In the Bible this is called a covenant. Every believer is part of the church generally, but only by a public promise can someone be part of the local church as an organization. Membership means ministry and service, going from being a consumer to becoming a provider of God’s love and care to others. At Cross Creek, we take seriously that we are a church not for ourselves, but for others.

Those ready to take the important step towards membership should enter into the membership process thoughtfully and prayerfully:

  1. ATTEND DISCOVER CROSS CREEK. In this class you will learn about the vision of Cross Creek, acquaint yourself with our ministries and opportunities, and ask questions you may have about the church. Check the EVENTS page for upcoming dates.

  2. COMPLETE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION. Complete the Membership Application Form below.

  3. SCHEDULE ELDER INTERVIEW. After you complete an application, we will contact you to schedule an elder interview. This will be an opportunity to sit down with one or two of our elders to share your story.

  4. AFFIRM THE MEMBERSHIP VOWS. If recommended for membership, we will schedule a time during a worship service for you to come forward and affirm the 5 membership vows (you can read those HERE). If you have not yet been baptized, your baptism will be scheduled for the same service.

Baptism

Adult baptism

If you have never been baptized before and would like to be, you will need to complete the church membership process first. Be sure to discuss your desire for baptism at your membership interview. This will allow you to be scheduled for baptism on the day you take your membership vows in front of the congregation.

Infant & child baptism

  • Infants: The children of believers are, through the covenant and by right of birth, non-communing members of the church. Hence they are entitled to baptism, and to the pastoral oversight, instruction and government of the church, with a view to their embracing Christ and thus possessing personally all benefits of the covenant. You may contact us to schedule your child’s baptism.

  • Older children: Communing members are those who have made a profession of faith in Christ, have been baptized, and have been admitted by the Session to the Lord's Table. We periodically offer a Communicants Class to prepare children for this. Check the Events page, or Contact us to express your interest in a class.