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 NCC.
- is committed to living according to NCC’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. Sign up for the two-part Membership Matters class. These classes are normally offered 2-3 times per year, and we recommend that you attend all parts. To sign up, log in to NCC Connect and RSVP via the calendar, or call the church office. If attending a class is not possible, contact the church office about listening to a sermon series in lieu of the class.
2. Complete and turn in a membership application after the 2nd class. After you complete the class and turn in your application, a pastor or elder will schedule a visit with you. During this visit, they will answer any questions you may have about salvation, the church, or material from the Membership Matters class. If you have not yet been baptized, we encourage you to talk to them about being a part of the next baptism class. This visit is also a personal opportunity for our leaders to get to know you better, pray for you, and encourage you!
3. You’ll be officially affirmed before the Body as a member of Northwest Community Church! This only happens after your application has been received and your elder/pastoral visit is complete.
Membership Matters Class
MEMBERSHIP IN PRINCIPLE
What does NCC teach? What is NCC’s vision and strategy? Why join a church at all, and why NCC specifically? How does NCC establish church leadership and conduct church discipline?
HOW TO GET INVOLVED AT NCC
How can you reach out to others at NCC? How will being at NCC help you grow stronger? As a member, how can you serve and even train others at NCC?