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Membership

Know and be known.

 

Local church membership is vital to the spiritual development of each follower of Jesus Christ. Members are those who have publicly identified with Jesus and the ministry of Heights Church and have covenanted to serve Jesus and others together with their fellow members.

Interested in membership? Your first step is to attend a Join the Mission, our introduction to our church and membership.

Membership is available to anyone who affirms the Statement of Beliefs and signs the Church Covenant. A church covenant is mutually agreed upon by the members of a local church to serve as the basis of their commitment.

The Church Covenant articulates what the Bible teaches about a follower of Jesus and a local church. In signing the Covenant, a member is simply agreeing to abide by the Bible’s teaching on these matters.

Pastors’ Podcast: Why Membership?

 

For general questions, email Pastor Cory at cory@htschurch.com.

Step

One

Attend our information and Q&A session, Join the Mission.

 

 

Step

Two

Meet with a pastor to discuss your story of conversion and address any questions you have about the church and its doctrine.

 

 

Step

Three

Get introduced at the end of a service to visibly identify with this local church.

Membership Covenant

 

Having, as we trust, been brought by divine grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to give up ourselves to him, and having been baptized upon our profession of faith, in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, we do now, relying on His gracious aid, solemnly and joyfully covenant before God with each other to live under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and God’s revealed Word in the following manner:
 

We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-6

We will walk together in brotherly and sisterly love, exercise an affectionate care and watchfulness over each other and faithfully admonish and entreat one another as occasion may require. Galatians 6:9-10, 1 Thessalonians 5:11-15

We will gladly cooperate with and submit ourselves to the elders of this church for the care of our souls, which is for our good and their joy. Hebrews 13:17

We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, nor neglect to pray for ourselves and others. Hebrews 10:25, James 5:16

We will endeavor to raise the children under our care, in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and by a pure and loving example to seek the salvation of our family and friends. Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Ephesians 6:4, 2 Timothy 2:24-26

We will rejoice at each other’s happiness and endeavor with tenderness and sympathy to bear each other’s burdens and sorrows. 2 Corinthians 13:11, Galatians 6:2

We will diligently seek to promote edification with our tongues, while avoiding gossip and slander. 1 Timothy 5:13; James 1:26, 3:5-8

We will seek, by Divine aid, to live carefully in the world, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, and remembering that, as we have been voluntarily buried by baptism and raised again from the symbolic grave, so there is on us a special obligation now to lead a new and holy life. 1 Timothy 1:8-11, Romans 12:1-2

We will work together for the continuance of a faithful evangelical ministry in this church, as we sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines. Acts 2:42-47

We will responsibly steward our spiritual gifts for the building up of this church. Romans 12:4-8, Ephesians 4:11-12, 1 Corinthians 12

We will contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations. Matthew 28:19, Acts 1:8, 2 Corinthians 9:1-15

We will agree to the Statement of Beliefs and the Heights Church Discipline Policy as defined by this church.

We will, when we move from this place, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word. Acts 2:42-47, Hebrews 10:25

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.

Membership