Become a Member

Qualifications for Membership

A member of Northwest Community Church:

  • has committed his/her life to Jesus Christ and desires to live for His honor and glory.
  • has demonstrated their commitment to Christ through water baptism.
  • is in agreement with the doctrinal statement of Northwest.
  • is committed to living according to Northwest’s mission statement, which is to glorify God and make disciples of Jesus Christ by living and proclaiming His truth in the world.
  • is willing to be held accountable for progression in the faith.
  • is willing to contribute to the spiritual encouragement and development of others by means of time, abilities and possessions (both financial and material) in the measure that Christ has prospered the member.
  • participates regularly in the life of the church, understanding that those who love God will also love those born of Him.
  • understands and accepts church discipline in the life of the church and its participants.

How to become a Member

1. Attend the Membership Matters class. This 3-part class includes a study of our doctrinal distinctives, philosophy of ministry, and how you can partner with us in this body of believers.

2. Complete and turn in a membership application.

3. Get baptized. If you haven’t been baptized since becoming a believer, you will need to get baptized to become a member. If you cannot participate in the next Baptism Class and/or Baptisms, you may need to wait to become a member until you can be baptized. 

4. Meet with a pastor or elder. A pastor or elder will reach out to you to schedule a visit. During this visit, they will answer any questions you may have about salvation, the church, or material from the Membership Matters class. This is also a personal opportunity for our leaders to get to know you better, pray for you, and encourage you!

5. You’ll be officially affirmed before the Body as a member of Northwest Community Church!

Membership Matters Class

What does Northwest teach? What is Northwest’s vision and strategy? Why join a church at all, and why Northwest specifically? How does Northwest establish church leadership and conduct church discipline?

How can you reach out to others at Northwest? How will being at Northwest help you grow stronger? As a member, how can you serve and even train others at Northwest?


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