"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.