"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 and authority 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 would like to become a member of James River Community Church, here is the process:

  • Attend our membership class.
  • Interview with an elder.
  • Be introduced to the church as a new member at a member meeting.