Church Membership

Join the Church

Why become a member?

The Christian life is not just a matter of believing, it is also a matter of belonging. The Church is an important part of where we live out what it means to be a Christian. “In Christ we who are many form one Body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:5
Here at EAG it is important to us that everyone who attends our services and events finds a way to connect to our community of believers. We place a high priority on helping others find their full potential in serving the Lord Jesus Christ. Using your gifts and talents to bless others is an important part of your personal success in the Lord, and we are pleased to get you connected and help you find your place in carrying out the Lord’s work.
In addition to getting involved in some way, we hope to see you take the further step of becoming a member. In fact, leadership positions require this further step. We need to know that leaders are firmly committed to our beliefs and practices. Furthermore, members have the special privilege of doing the Lord’s business by participating in business meetings (annual and specially called). It is a special honor to serve the Lord and the Church is this way.
We consider everyone to be part of our family, but membership provides a way to belong in a unique way. Membership is both a privilege and a responsibility and should not be entered into lightly. It is coming into covenant, much like in a marriage. Membership is our pledge to you to serve you and help you develop to your fullest. Likewise, in membership you show your earnest commitment to the Church. Together, we pledge to each other and to God.

When can I become a member?

Each year we offer an opportunity for our church family to become connected in a deeper way and experience the benefits of church membership. This usually happens in the early part of the year, around January or February.

How can I become a member?

You will find that partnering in membership is not a complicated or overwhelming process. Since it is important to be like-minded and unified in major doctrines and focus, we offer classes so you can know what we believe and get to know our Pastor’s heart and the Church’s vision. As a starting point, please see 
Beliefs and Mission for a summary.

Together we are stronger!

Our desire is to see even greater participation as we extend the right hand of fellowship in membership. God has formed us for fellowship with Him and each other. We are formed for friendship and partnership. Together we are stronger in serving the Body and more effective in reaching the lost in our communities. Together everyone achieves more!