Membership in City United Church is available to all who are true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and who have been born again by the Word of God, through receiving Him as personal Savior. They must also have been baptized by full immersion in water after believing in Christ for salvation, the ordinance of baptism being a symbolic public testimony representing the death of the individual to the old life through the death of Christ and resurrection to new life in Him (Rom. 6:3-11).
City United Church members are in agreement with the biblical doctrines set forth in Article IV and with the purpose stated in Article VI of our church Constitution and By Laws, and the following commitment expresses the firm intention of the members of this church.
By God’s grace:
1. We will grow.
We purpose as those redeemed unto God by the precious blood of Christ, to live in a manner befitting the “high calling of God in Christ Jesus,” obedient to the Word, and diligently seeking to “grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 4:1-3, 2 Peter 3:18)
2. We will worship.
We purpose to “abstain from all fleshly lusts,” being “not conformed to the world,” and to “yield our members as instruments of righteousness unto God.” These things include anything that does not bring honor and worship to Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:11, Romans 12:2, Romans 6:13, John 4:24)
3. We will be united.
We purpose to “love one another,” “without dissimulation,” to help one another when needful, and to “pray for all saints.” We shall endeavor by all means to “keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace,” refraining from all “bitterness and wrath and clamor and evil speaking.” (John 13:34, John 17, Romans 12:9, Ephesians 6:18, Ephesians 4:3, 31)
4. We will give.
We purpose to support this church faithfully in all its ministries, attending its services, diligently exercising our individual gifts of the Spirit on its behalf and contributing both bountifully and cheerfully to its expenses and ministries “as the Lord hath prospered us.” (Genesis 14:19-20, Malachi 3:10-12, Romans 12:6-8, Hebrews 10:25, 2 Chronicles 14:7, 2 Corinthians 9:6-7)
5. We will defend.
We purpose that we shall “earnestly contend for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints,” “speaking the truth in love.” The essentials of the Christian faith we believe to be embodied in our Statement of Faith, and we shall therefore strive to defend and propagate these truths, both vigorously and graciously. (Jude 1:3, Ephesians 4:15, 1 Peter 3:15)
6. We will multiply.
We purpose to witness to the lost in both deed and word, seeking to win them to saving faith in Christ and then to bring them into the fellowship of the church. We purpose also to give our earnest support to home and foreign missions, seeking to do all we can, as the Lord enables, to get out the Gospel to all men. (Matthew 28:16-20, 1 Corinthians 16:1-3, Acts 1:8)
How Do You Become a Member?
1. Attend a Next Steps Open House.
At a City United Next Steps Open House, you get to know us, and we get to know you. They are one hour long, in person, fun, and informative. Sign up to attend the next one below.
3. Sign up to become a member at our next Membership Sunday!
We dedicate one weekend per month for our new members to present themselves before the church at the end of a gathering. They receive a gift from the leadership team, and one of our pastors prays over them as they start the next phase of their journey with City United Church.