Membership at Autumn Ridge Church
ArchWays classes begin April 13/14, 2013
Do you want to learn more about Autumn Ridge? Are you considering church membership? The Archways membership class series is a great opportunity to learn about the vision of Autumn Ridge and discover ways that you can connect in community and service.
On each of the four weekends, the class will be offered at three different times:
Saturday ~ 7 pm - Sunday ~ 9:30 am and 10:30 am in the Hyde Room.
You are free to attend different class times as needed to fit your schedule.
Sign up for the spring classes by contacting Dorothy Morris by e-mail.
All four classes are required as part of the membership process.
Week 1 ~ April 13/14
The History of Autumn Ridge, The Meaning of Salvation, the Ordinances of the Church
Week 2 ~ April 20/21
The Personality, Purpose and Beliefs of the Church
Week 3 ~ April 27/28
Serving People, Our Organizational Structure and Worship Core Values
Week 4 ~ May 4/5
The Smallest Large Church in Town and Finding Your Place of Service
(The first Sunday morning class of Week 4 begins at 9 am instead of 9:30 am).
The need for spiritual birth
Realizing my guilt before God, I have confessed my sins to him, and received the Lord Jesus Christ who bore my sins on the cross, as my Savior.
Why can't I just attend, receive the good that God has for me, and not become formally involved as a member? What value is there in church membership?
These are honest questions which need to be answered. In fact, you may be considering these questions right now. If you are, there is valuable information in a brochure we can give to you, entitled, "How to Join Autumn Ridge Church"
If you would like to know more about active participation in Autumn Ridge Church, please call the church office at 288-8880.
Every person who has trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior should be baptized.
Acts 2:41 "Those who believed and accepted His message were baptized..."
Acts 8:12 "But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women."
The one requirement that the Bible sets forth for baptism is belief in Jesus Christ. For this reason we wait until our children are old enough to believe and understand the meaning of baptism before we baptize them. If you are interested in further information about baptism, ask for a brochure entitled, "Believer's Baptism - What the Bible Says." At Autumn Ridge Church we hold baptismal services several times each year. If you would like to take the step of believer's baptism, please contact Pastor Bill Price at price.bill[at]autumnridgechurch.or call Pastor Price at 288-8880.
The call of missions
"As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." John 20:21
The importance of small group fellowship
"They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts." Acts 2
How to Join Autumn Ridge Church
First, be certain you have fulfilled the two basic Biblical requirements for church membership: Personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Believer's baptism. Then, let us know of your desire to make this church your place of fellowship and service. You can do this by communicating your interest on one of the message-to-staff cards found in the in the sanctuary, or by talking with a member of our church staff.
Next, attend the ArchWays class held twice a year so you will know more about our church. Following this, we ask that you meet with one of our Elders and a pastor to discuss your desire to join Autumn Ridge Church. Finally, be officially and warmly welcomed into the membership of our church family at one of our New Member Services.
Contact Pastor Bill Price at price.bill[at]autumnridgechurch.org for further information.