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Membership

Thank you for your interest in learning more about the church membership, we have put together a set of Frequently Asked Questions for you that will help you as you consider becoming a member.

What is Church Membership?

  • A. Church membership is a covenant relationship between individual Christians who share the same basic beliefs.  These Christians take the step of Church membership because they are deeply committed to:
    • Working together to share Christ with others
    • Supporting and encouraging one another as they grow spiritually
    • Seeking together to bless their local area and the world for God’s glory. 

Is church membership biblical?

  • A. Yes. One-half of the New Testament is made up of letters that Paul, the Apostle, wrote to specific churches (i.e. groups of Christians in one locale who identified with and were committed to one another). In 1 Timothy Paul wrote specifically about the qualifications of and instruction for church leaders (1Timothy 3:1-13). Jesus referenced the local church several times and even detailed the circumstances in which an individual could be removed from membership (Matthew 18:15-17). If there was no such thing as church membership, none of this would make sense. 

Why join if I'm already involved?

  • A. It’s true some are almost as involved as they would be if they were members. However, membership is more intentional and usually evokes a greater sense of ownership and commitment from both the church as well as the individual. When you “make it official” by becoming a member of the “Crossroad Church” several things are available and are more likely to happen:
    • The Bible Fellowship you choose assumes responsibility to care for you and your family.
    • You get help in developing a customized personal spiritual action plan.
    • Assistance is available to help you find a meaningful place of service.

What is required for church membership?

  • A. First, all members must have a personal relationship with God by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Next, all prospective members must have been or be willing to submit to Believer’s Baptism. Believer’s Baptism is de­fined as baptism that takes place after salvation to symbolize what God has already done in the believers’ life. Infant Baptism would not qualify under these guidelines.
  • Finally, all prospective members must attend the New Member Workshop. The New Member Workshop is an orientation designed to help you get the best possible start as a new member of the Crossroad Church. The workshop is led by Senior Pastor William J. Subash. You will learn a little about the history of the Crossroad Church and about the role you can play in its future direction. Announcements towards the New Member Workshop will be made from time to time.

What is expected of church members?

  • A. There are five basic disciplines we believe that all healthy Christians practice as faithful members:
    • Involvement in a Bible Fellowship
    • Giving in a God-honoring manner
    • Serving in a meaningful ministry
    • A commitment to invite others to the Crossroad Church
    • A regular time of personal Bible study and prayer

We understand the Christian life to be a process, which means every member will not excel in all five of these areas. However, we believe a growing Christian will seek to grow from year-to-year in all five areas of discipline.

How do I join?

  • A. The first step is to let us know you would like to become a member of The Crossroad Church.
    You can do that by:

    • Filling out the perforated portion of this brochure and handing it over to an usher
    • If you are an enrolled member of an existing church in the city or a church in another city, desiring to take membership with the Crossroad as your local church please contact the Pastoral Team
    • Calling the church office. Call 99-01-793083.