Membership
How to Join Abiding Savior
Why is Membership Important?

We believe that being a member of a church is an important part of the local church congregation.  The Church is composed of everyone who has been redeemed by the life and work of Jesus Christ. Our community of believers here at Abiding Savior is one slice of that larger body. Being a member of Abiding Savior means you are committing to be a part of our faith family for fellowship, encouragement, accountability, service, baptism, and the Lord’s Supper. Because of that, we take membership seriously.

If you are interested in becoming a member, but want to know more about who we are, we encourage you to attend Abiding 101. This class is offered monthly and is an opportunity for you to learn more about who we are and what we believe, what we are passionate about, ask any questions you may have, and talk about our membership process, and answer any questions you may have.

What is a Covenant?

A covenant is generally defined as an agreement or promise between two parties. Throughout Scripture we see several covenants (Genesis 6, 9, 15; Ezekiel 20; Hosea 2; Jeremiah 31; Matthew 26; 1 Samuel 18, 2 Samuel 5). Becoming a covenant member at Abiding Savior is to commit to living out the Christian life and commitment oneself to loving and serving the body of believers. To covenant oneself to the local body of believers means more than being committed only while it’s convenient; a covenant commitment means being committed during both the good times and the difficult times.

The membership covenant involves both responsibilities to the congregation and the congregation to you. We ask all members of Abiding Savior to covenant to carry out and live out these biblical responsibilities.

How Do I Become a Member?

Step #1 – Pick up a Membership packet at our Welcome Center or fill out our online information form.

Step #2 – Go through our Foundations of the Faith class, which is offered on Sunday mornings at 9:30am during the Spring and Fall semester.

Step #3 – Upon completion of the class, a pastor will connect with you and hear your testimony of faith, have you review and affirm the Membership Covenant and Beliefs of Abiding Savior and answer any remaining questions you might have.

Step #4 – Be formally accepted as a member of the congregation at the next congregational meeting.