"For just as the body is one and has many members, so it is with Christ." (1 Corinthians 12:12)
We believe that church membership is foundational to how the local church operates and thrives. Church membership gives members a meaningful ministry in their local church. Where they can covenant with other members to love one another, and care for one another.
Church membership also is a formal way of coming under the shepherding care the local church, and of its of the elders. When you become a member, you ensure that there are godly leaders in the church looking out for you, and accounting for you to God Himself.
If you're interested in membership, we invite you to get to know us. Visit with us. See who we are. See how we do things. Read through our constitution. Sit down with an elder, and ask us any questions you might have.
If you would like to become a member of James River Community Church, the process is simple.
- Submit a membership application.
(If you prefer to complete it manually, let us know, and we will get you a hard copy.)
- Interview with an elder.
- Come to the next member meeting, where you will be introduced to the church as a new member.