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    Why Should I Join Redeemer?

    Is church membership really necessary? Can’t you just worship God on your own? Well, the answer is, yes and no. Yes, you can worship God on your own, but that is not the complete picture. The fact is, we are designed by God to live in relationships, and that includes a relationship with a local church.

    A local church is simply a group of believers who gather together regularly to worship, to learn, to fellowship, to pray, and to serve together. It’s not a building, it’s not an organization, it’s people who have put their faith in Jesus Christ and are committed to living out their faith together.

    So, why should you belong to a local church?

    First, belonging to a local church is biblical. In the New Testament, Jesus’s followers gathered together regularly to worship and to learn from the apostles’ teaching. They prayed together, they shared meals together, and they supported one another in times of need. This is the pattern that God has given us for living out our faith in community.

    Second, belonging to a local church is practical. When you belong to a local church, you have the opportunity to grow in your faith and to use your spiritual gifts to serve others. You can receive the encouragement, accountability, and support that you need to live a godly life in an ungodly world. And you can make a difference in the lives of others by sharing the love and truth of Jesus Christ with them.

    Third, belonging to a local church is personal. When you belong to a local church, you become part of a family. You share life together, you celebrate together, and you mourn together. You develop deep and meaningful relationships that will last a lifetime. And you experience the joy of being part of something that is bigger than yourself.

    How Do I Join Redeemer?

    We are very grateful that you have prayerfully decided to join together with us. Redeemer exists to share God’s good news and be equipped to love him and neighbor in every area of life in Huntsville and beyond. Or, we like to say that Redeemer exists for Huntsville.

    Everyone is welcome to attend. But, we think highly of membership. So, we have a membership process at Redeemer that honors God's design for the church and serves you as you come alongside what He is doing here. 

    Membership Process

    Step 1 : Baptism
    In both the Old and New Testament, those who had faith in God took upon themselves the marks of membership. In the New Testament, this is baptism. Baptism is first because it is a Christian’s way of saying: “I’m with Jesus.”

    If you would like to be baptized, please speak to one of our elders after the Sunday gathering. They would love to talk about that.
    Step 2: Membership Class
    The Scriptures assume membership, and it discusses it in terms of relationship. Our shared spiritual union in Christ makes us united with one another. Our membership class gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you might have before you join. You can sign up for those here.
    Step 3: Elder Meeting
    The New Testament commands the local church’s leaders to pay careful attention to the members of their church. This first opportunity to meet with an elder helps to ensure that no one slips through the cracks. You can meet with an elder anytime, but one will reach out to you after your membership class.
    Step 4: Personal Affirmation
    Our commitment to love and serve you is not conditional, but is this body—our shared faith, covenant, and mission—something to which you want to give yourself? This is your commitment to us through signing the church covenant.
    Step 5: Membership Affirmation
    We are all in this together. So, finally, our congregation affirms and celebrates your desire at one of our quarterly membership meetings. This is our public commitment to you that we will prayerfully love and serve you in the light of God’s grace. You can find these here.

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