Interested In Becoming A Part of the Sanctuary Family?
At The Sanctuary, we don't look at membership as a matter of putting your name on the "roll." For us, it's about family–about covenant. We would be honored to welcome you into our family!
These days, some people choose to attend a church without actually becoming a member. After all, the concept of membership isn't something that's necessarily spelled out in the Bible. So, is it actually important to be a member of a local congregation?
Actually, yes, it is. As stated above, membership is about covenant. When you're only an attendee, although you're welcome to attend the church and its functions, you do so as a guest, like an honored guest who joins a family for Thanksgiving dinner. And while that's a wonderful position to hold within a community, actually becoming a part of that community–a part of that family–is so much better! To know that you can depend on this local community of believers, and that we can depend on you; there's no substitute for that. It's a special and precious thing to choose to make a declaration that "this is my church family, and we're in this journey together!"
There's a passage found in the book of Hebrews that talks about spiritual leaders being responsible for people's souls. As the spiritual leader of The Sanctuary, Elder Romell is responsible to God for all of our spiritual well-being. Membership makes him aware of whose spiritual well-being he is personally responsible for. It lets him (and the rest of the leadership) know who they are covering–those whom God has entrusted to their care. And that is to all of our benefit, so that we know that we are covered.
At The Sanctuary, we believe that our church is more than just a social club that one joins. We are a local gathering place for people who are a part of a much larger Body—the universal Body of Christ. And while all people from all walks of life, believing any and all things about religion or faith are always welcome to attend The Sanctuary, membership itself does carry the following requirements:
That’s it! If you meet, and/or are willing to meet these requirements, we would love to welcome you as a member of The Sanctuary.
If and when you’re ready to become a member of The Sanctuary, there are two ways to do it:
1) At the church, on the shelf underneath every sanctuary chair, is a Request Card. Simply fill out that card, checking the option for becoming a member, and place it in the offering tray during the offertory period.
One of the ministers will get you enrolled in our Covenant Class (our introductory class for new members), so that you can learn more about the church. After attending the class (it usually lasts just 2 sessions), you’ll be taken in as a new member during the next Sunday worship service… and we so look forward to welcoming you!
2) You may also choose to join online by completing the form below. While it is our hope that you will be able to attend services in-person as often as possible, we do allow virtual membership, as well. All public services, classes and meetings are live-streamed to allow you full participation in church gatherings. In addition, we hold virtual fellowship activities to allow virtual and in-person members to connect and grow together.
To become a member, simply complete the following form. We look forward to welcoming you to our church family!
NOTE: All fields are required, unless indicated by a (*).