1. A person can only know and worship God after being born again by faith alone in Jesus Christ into the community of the redeemed.
(John 3; Ephesians 2:8-9)
2. Worship of God in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) is both corporate and personal, changing our beliefs and motivating us to service.
3. The work of the Holy Spirit through His Word is the catalyst and seal of our redemption.
(1 Timothy 3:16; John 16:7,13)
4. God’s grace is the basis of spiritual birth and growth, and humility is grace’s prerequisite.
(Ephesians 2:8-9; James 4:6)
5. The church, the local community of the redeemed, reflects the unity, diversity, and creativity of God through the identification and use of spiritual gifts.
(Romans 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27)
6. Prayer is our active evidence of faith, obedience, and utter dependence upon our absolutely sovereign God.
(James 4:2-3; 1 John 5:14)
7. Jesus established believers’ Baptism and the Lord’s Table as signs and celebrations of redemption among the community of the redeemed.
(Matthew 3:15-17, 26:26-29)
Steps to Membership
1. Read gracespring’s Statement of Faith
Our Statement of Faith is a summary of the doctrine that is held by this church. Before becoming a member we need to know if you are in agreement with our stated beliefs.
If there is any part of our Statement of Faith that you struggle with, please talk with a pastor.
2. Complete gracespring’s Membership Application
The Membership Application helps us to get to know you better by learning about your prior church experience, ministry experience, and your testimony – as well as providing us with your contact information. Another part of this application is to read and sign the Individual Membership Covenant in which you acknowledge that you:
• have placed your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior by grace alone
• agree to serve with your talents and spiritual gifts
• commit to regular giving
• protect the unity of the Body by resolving conflict Biblically
• are a witness to your faith in a positive way
If you have questions about the Individual Membership Covenant, a pastor will be happy to talk with you for clarification purposes.
3. Attend an EXPLORE GRACESPRING
The purpose of EXPLORE GRACESPRING (3-week class) is to help each person understand the unique ways that we do ministry at gracespring and how to become involved. EXPLORE gracespring is offered three consecutive Sundays, a few times a year. You will hear from Pastor Bryan about the vision and values of gracespring, have an opportunity to meet the pastors and learn more about the various ministries. You will be invited to take a “back stage” tour of the church, discover how your personality has uniquely gifted you to serve, eat great food and laugh out loud with other new “gracespringers”.
4. Meet for a Membership Interview
Our Elder-appointed membership interviewer will take some time to answer any questions you might have about us and may ask you questions we have after reviewing your application. We’d also like to take your picture for our records (or you can email us a photo).